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One game separates four teams atop the WCC women's basketball standings


Jan. 22, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- After three weeks of West Coast Conference play, one game separates four teams atop the WCC women's basketball standings. Gonzaga is 5-1 after snapping BYU's nine-game winning streak last week. Saint Mary's and Santa Clara are both 4-1, while the Cougars are 3-1.

WCC QUICK HITS

  • Gonzaga snapped BYU's nine-game winning streak with a 74-59 win over the Cougars in Spokane last Thursday. WCC Player of the Week Haiden Palmer led the way with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Bulldogs.

  • Four WCC teams are currently in the NCAA RPI Top 100: (46) Saint Mary's, (50) Gonzaga, (83) Santa Clara and (87) BYU.

  • The February 21st matchup between Gonzaga and Santa Clara will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network at 6 p.m. PST.

  • The popular internet talk show WCC Live airs every Wednesday at 8 p.m. PST. Listen at blogtalkradio.com/wccsports to catch up on all things #WCChoops. This week's guest will be Loyola Marymount guard Hazel Ramirez.

  • The West Coast Conference will feature its women's basketball coaches and student-athletes with weekly Google+ Hangouts throughout WCC play in 2013. Every Tuesday at 2 p.m. PST beginning January 8th, join the hangouts for the live video interviews. Next Tuesday's guests will be from Pepperdine. Click here to watch the archives.

  • BYU point guard Haley Steed ranks second in the NCAA with 7.7 assists per contest. Steed is also third in the country with a 2.86 assist-to-turnover ratio, joined by Gonzaga guard Jazmine Redmon, whose 2.36 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks 15th in the NCAA.

  • The 2013 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships return to Las Vegas on March 6 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. For tickets, visit orleansarena.com.