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Battles for first place and on national television this week

Jan. 25, 2011

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On Saturday, first-place Gonzaga travels to Moraga in hopes to avenge a loss to Saint Mary's. Before that, the Bulldogs host Loyola Marymount on Thursday at 6 p.m. PT in a game that can be seen live on CBS Sports Network.


  • BYU and Gonzaga are ranked in this week's Associated Press Top 25. The Bulldogs come in at No. 22 and the Cougars are No. 23. The Zags are also ranked No. 20 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.

  • Loyola Marymount will visit No. 20/22 Gonzaga on Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

  • The tip-off for the Thursday, February 9 Portland at Saint Mary's contest has been moved from 7 p.m. PT to 6 p.m.

  • Loyola Marymount redshirt-junior Alex Cowling leads the WCC with 21.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. The Lions picked up their first WCC victory of the season in a 64-54 win over Santa Clara last Saturday.

  • BYU senior guard Haley Steed is seventh in the NCAA with seven assists per game.

  • 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 30 is Saint Mary's coach Paul Thomas at 12:00 p.m. PT.