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Four teams atop the standings with one WCC loss

Jan. 16, 2011

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The WCC race is heating up as four teams sit atop the standings with just one loss in conference play. Portland visits San Diego on Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT. The game will be televised live nationally on CBS Sports Network.

QUICK HITS

  • Saint Mary's defeated No. 22 Gonzaga 66-63 last Saturday in Spokane in front of over 5,800 fans. It was the Bulldogs' first WCC loss since February 21, 2009.

  • Portland will visit San Diego on Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

  • The race for the WCC title is heating up as four teams have one loss apiece. BYU handed San Diego its first conference defeat in a 62-53 win at the Jenny Craig Pavilion last Saturday, extending its winning streak to five games.

  • The tip-off for the Saturday, January 21st Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount contest has been moved from 2 p.m. PT to 5 p.m.

  • Loyola Marymount redshirt-junior Alex Cowling leads the WCC with 21.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. Portland senior Natalie Day is second in both categories with 18.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest.

  • Each week throughout the conference season, head toWCCsports.com for an exclusive live-chat with a different WCC women's basketball head coach. Next Monday, January 23 is Portland coach Jim Sollars at 12:00 p.m. PT.