Feb. 5, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference opens week seven of league play Thursday, Feb. 6 with four games on the docket. Two WCC programs –No. 20/15 Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s – earned national top-25 votes this week and four teams rated in the top-15 of the Mid-Major Top-25 poll as released by College Basketball Insiders. The Bulldogs sit atop the standings at 10-1, Saint Mary’s is 8-3, while BYU and San Diego are both 7-4.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ON THEW.TV: This week marks the fourth week of exclusive women’s basketball broadcasts on TheW.tv. One game will be aired live, free of charge this week. To access, log onto TheW.tv and click on video and select the contest below the video player.
This Week’s Broadcast: Saturday, February 8: Pacific at Saint Mary’s – 1:00 p.m. (PT)
APPLY FOR 2014 WCC CHAMPIONSHIP MEDIA CREDENTIAL: Members of the media should request credentials for the 2014 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships today. The 2014 event is in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Orleans Arena March 6-11 and will feature all 10 men’s and women’s basketball programs. Apply HERE . **For information on hotel accommodations, log on to WCChoopsinVegas.com.
WCC QUICK HITS
WCC in National Trends
The WCC continues to rate in the top-six among Division I conferences in national trends as of Feb. 2.
Field Goal Percentage: 6th (41.57)
Free Throw Percentage: 3rd (71.31)
Rebounds: 6th (40.48 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 this season, 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.
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 NON-CONFERENCE NOTES
The West Coast Conference posted a strong non-conference resume.
WCC WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 6
Pepperdine at Gonzaga - 6:00 p.m.
BYU at Santa Clara - 7:00 p.m.
Loyola Marymount at Portland - 7:00 p.m.
San Diego at San Francisco - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 8
Pacific at Saint Mary’s - TheW.tv - 1:00 p.m.
BYU at San Francisco - 2:00 p.m.
Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga – SWX - 2:00 p.m.
Pepperdine at Portland - 2:00 p.m.
San Diego at Santa Clara - 2:00 p.m
*All times PST