Jan. 22, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference is set for what promises to be another exciting slate of games in week five of league play. Three WCC programs – No. 25/22 Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s and San Diego – earned national top-25 votes this week and four teams rated in the top-6 of the Mid-Major Top-25 poll as released by College Basketball Insiders. The Bulldogs sit atop the standings at 6-1, Saint Mary’s is at 6-2, San Diego is 5-2, while BYU is 4-3.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ON THEW.TV: This week marks the second week of exclusive women’s basketball broadcasts on TheW.tv. Four games will be aired live, free of charge. To access, log onto TheW.tv and click on video and select the contest below the video player.
This Week’s Broadcast: Saturday, January 25 – Saint Mary’s at Pacific – 4:30 p.m
WCC QUICK HITS
TWO WCC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALUMNI TO BE INDUCTED: Two WCC women’s basketball alumni will be inducted into the 2014 Hall of Honor on Saturday, March 8 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. Ten individuals, one from each member institution, will be honored as part of the 2014 West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships from March 6-11 at the Orleans Arena. Portland’s Laura Sale O’Connell and Saint Mary’s Tracy Morris Sanders will represent their respective institutions. Sale O’Connell was the WCC Player of the Year in 1996 and Morris Sanders collected WCC Player of the Year accolades in 1999. COMPLETE RELEASE .
WCC in National Trends
The WCC continues to rate in the top-six among Division I conferences in national trends as of Jan. 19.
Field Goal Percentage: 6th (41.65)
Free Throw Percentage: 4th (70.72)
Rebounds: 6th (41.21 rpg)
San Diego’s Amy Kame earned NCAA National Player of the Week (1/6) honors after leading the Toreros to a sweep against Saint Mary’s and Pacific. Kame is the second WCC student-athlete to earn national accolades in the last two weeks, joining Saint Mary’s Danielle Mauldin, who was named the ESPNW National Player of the Week (12/29) after leading the Gaels to an upset win against then-No. 24 Gonzaga.
WCC NON-CONFERENCE NOTES
The West Coast Conference posted a strong non-conference resume.
WCC WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Thursday, January 23
San Francisco at BYU – BYUtv - 6:00 p.m.
Santa Clara at San Diego - 6:00 p.m.
Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount - 7:00 p.m.
Portland at Peperdine - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 25
Santa Clara at BYU – BYUtv - 1:00 p.m.
Gonzaga at Pepperdine - 2:00 p.m.
Portland at Loyola Marymount - 2:00 p.m.
San Francisco at San Diego - 2:00 p.m.
Saint Mary’s at Pacific - TheW.tv - 4:30 p.m.
All times PST