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Games for first place ahead this week in WCC women's basketball

Jan. 31, 2011

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On Saturday, No. 22 BYU hosts Saint Mary's at 1 p.m. PT. The Cougars lost to the Gaels in their first ever WCC contest back in December. The game can be seen live on BYUtv.


  • BYU and Gonzaga are ranked in this week's Associated Press Top 25. The Bulldogs come in at No. 20, two spots up from last week. The Cougars are up one spot from last week at No. 22.

  • Three WCC teams rank in the NCAA Women's Basketball RPI Top 60. Gonzaga is No. 34, BYU is No. 45 and Saint Mary's comes in at No. 60.

  • BYU has won nine games in a row, its second winning streak of at least nine games this season. The Cougars won 10 in a row from November 19 to December 22 earlier this season.

  • Loyola Marymount redshirt-junior Alex Cowling leads the WCC with 21.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.

  • BYU senior guard Haley Steed is ninth in the NCAA with 6.7 assists per game. As a team, the Cougars are eighth in the country with a 1.17 assist to turnover ratio.

  • 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, February 6 is Loyola Marymount coach Julie Wilhoit at 12:00 p.m. PT.