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West Coast Conference Set For Busy Thanksgiving Weekend

Nov. 27, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference enters the Thanksgiving weekend set for a busy slate of games. Entering Friday, the WCC owns a record of 29-20. Three teams – BYU, Saint Mary’s and San Diego – boast unblemished 5-0 records, while No. 24/24 Gonzaga is 3-1. WCC squads have tallied five victories against Pac-12 opponents so far this season. 

  • Through November 27, WCC teams own a 59.2% winning percentage vs. non-conference foes, including a 19-4 (82.6%) rate on their home floors.
  • WCC Teams rate in the top-25 among NCAA DI leaders in several categories: Blocks - BYU (3rd/7.5); Field Goal % - Saint Mary's (23rd/46.5); 3P Field Goal % - Saint Mary’s (6th/42.6); Field Goal % Defense - Gonzaga (19th/31.7); Scoring Defense - San Diego (19th/53.5); 3PFG% Defense - Gonzaga (20th/21.0). Statistical data as of 11/24/13
  • BYU’s Jennifer Hamson rates second among Division I blocked shots leaders (4.25); Saint Mary’s Danielle Mauldin is fourth in rebounds (13.6); USF’s Jamie Katuna is second in 3-point shooting (75.0) and free throw % (1.000).
  • Five member institutions - Gonzaga (1), BYU (4), Saint Mary’s (5), San Diego (12) and Pacific (23),  - cracked this week’s mid-major top-25 poll as released by College Basketball Insiders.
  • Four WCC members advanced to postseason play in 2012-13. Gonzaga represented the league in the NCAA Tournament, while BYU, Saint Mary’s and San Diego competed in the WNIT. Pacific also competed in the WNIT in its final season in the Big West Conference. 

WCC WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Friday, November 29
UC Irvine @ Loyola Marymount, 1:00 p.m.
Alabama @ Saint Mary’s, 2:00 p.m.
Hope International @ San Diego, 5:00 p.m.
San Francisco @ UC Davis, 5:00 p.m.
Columbia @ Portland, 7:00 p.m.
Santa Clara @ Cal State Northridge, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 30
       
Arizona @ BYU, 2:00 p.m.
Colgate @ Gonzaga, 2:00 p.m.
Notre Dame De Namur @ Pacific, 2:00 p.m.
Pepperdine @ Long Beach State, 2:00 p.m    
Toledo @ Saint Mary’s, 2:00 p.m.
San Francisco @ Cal Poly , 7:00 p.m.  
Santa Clara vs. TBA, TBA
TBA @ Loyola Marymount, TBA
 
Sunday, December 1     
Weber State @ San Diego, 1:00 p.m.
 
Monday, December 2
Fairfield @ Gonzaga, 6:00 p.m.         

Tuesday, December 3   
BYU @ Nevada, 6:30 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara @ Pepperdine, 7:00 p.m  

All times PST