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One-loss Saint Mary's visits two-loss BYU on Thursday night in a key WCC contest


Jan. 30, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Gonzaga and Saint Mary's both sit atop the WCC standings at 6-1. BYU and San Diego are 1.5 games out of first place, while Santa Clara is only two games out. The Gaels visit BYU Thursday night in a pivotal WCC contest that can be seen live on BYUtv at 6 p.m. PST.

WCC QUICK HITS

  • Gonzaga and Saint Mary's are both 6-1 in conference play. The Bulldogs won 80-46 at Pepperdine in their lone game last week, while the Gaels won both of their games against Bay Area-rivals Santa Clara Thursday and at San Francisco Monday night.

  • Four WCC teams are currently in the NCAA RPI Top 100: (35) Saint Mary's, (53) Gonzaga, (91) San Diego and (92) BYU.

  • BYU senior guard Haley Steed leads the NCAA with 7.7 assists per game. She is also third in the nation with a 2.83 assist-to-turnover ratio. Gonzaga's Jazmine Redmon has a 2.36 assist-to-turnover ratio, which ranks 17th in the country.

  • 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 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wccsports to catch up on all things #WCChoops. Wednesday's guest will be WCC Player of the Week Klara Wischer from San Diego.

  • 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 Santa Clara. Click here to watch the archives.

  • The 2013 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships in Las Vegas are sold out. Limited single game tickets are expected to be available on game day at the Orleans Arena box office.