Feb. 18, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference kicks off week nine of the league slate Wednesday, Feb. 19 with one game on the docket. Two WCC programs –No. 24/20 Gonzaga and BYU – 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 13-2, followed by BYU at 11-4. Pacific and Saint Mary’s check in at 9-5.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ON THEW.TV: This week marks the sixth week of exclusive women’s basketball broadcasts on TheW.tv. Two games 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: Thursday, February 20: Santa Clara at Pacific, 7:00 p.m. (PT); Saturday, February 22: San Francisco at Pacific, 2:00 p.m. (PT)
ALL 2014 WCC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES TELEVISED: BYUtv will produce and televise a record 12 games from the 2014 WCC Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. BYUtv will broadcast the men’s and women’s first round on Thursday, March 6, the women’s quarterfinals on Friday, March 7, a pair of men’s quarterfinals on Saturday, March 8, and the women’s semifinals on Monday, March 10. In addition, all 12 games produced by BYUtv will be streamed live on the WCC’s new platform, TheW.tv. The women’s title game on Tuesday will be carried live on ESPNU.
WCC QUICK HITS
Through February 19, WCC teams own a 62.7% winning percentage vs. non-conference foes. See page 2 for more.
WCC in National Trends
The WCC continues to rate in the top-six among Division I conferences in national trends as of Feb. 16.
Scoring: 6th (71.27)
Free Throw Percentage: 3rd (71.60)
Rebounds: 6th (40.23)
BYU’s Jennifer Hamson became the third WCC student-athlete honored as NCAA national Player of the Week (2/18) after leading the Cougars to wins against No. 20/15 Gonzaga and Portland. 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. Saint Mary’s Danielle Mauldin was named the ESPNW National Player of the Week (12/29) after leading the Gaels to an upset win against then-No. 24 Gonzaga in Moraga.
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.