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WCC Women's Basketball Closes Out Non-Conference Slate This Week

Dec. 18, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference heads into the final week of non-conference contests. Entering Wednesday, the WCC owns a record of 58-37 (61.1%) and the top four teams in the league standings own a combined slate of 36-4 (90.0%). San Diego is the lone unbeaten team, entering the week with an unblemished 10-0 records, while BYU (9-1) and Saint Mary's (8-1) both have a solitary loss more than a month into the season. 

WCC QUICK HITS

  • Through December 17, WCC teams own a 61.1% winning percentage vs. non-conference foes, including a 37-12 (75.5%) rate on their home floors. See page 2 for more.
  • WCC Teams rate in the top-25 among NCAA DI leaders in several categories: Assists - BYU (19th/18.3); Blocks - BYU (5th/6.5), Gonzaga (22nd/5.4); Steals - Pacific (21st/11.5); Field Goal % - Saint Mary's (8th/49.1); 3P Field Goal % - Saint Mary's (2nd/44.5); Scoring - Saint Mary's (15th/85.1); Scoring Defense - San Diego (12th/54.7), Gonzaga (17th/55.6); 3PFG% Defense - Gonzaga (17th/24.7). Statistical data as of 12/15/13
  • BYU's Jennifer Hamson is third among Division I blocked shots leaders (4.2); Gonzaga's Jazmine Redmon is 5th in assist/turnover ratio (4.08); Saint Mary's Kate Gaze is 20th in assists (6.3); Saint Mary's Jackie Nared is 15th in scoring (22.7); Saint Mary's Danielle Mauldin is third in rebounds (14.0); Pacific's Kendall Kenyon is 16th in rebounds (11.4);  Pacific's KiKi Moore is 19th in steals (3.0); Saint Mary's Lauren Nicholson in fifth in 3P FG% (53.7) and Jackie Nared is eighth (51.7). Statistical data as of 12/15/13
  • Four WCC teams - Gonzaga (1), San Diego (2), BYU (4) and Saint Mary's (7)  - cracked this week's mid-major top-25 poll as released by College Basketball Insiders.
  • Three WCC teams - Gonzaga (13), San Diego (18) and Saint Mary's (33) cracked the top-50 in RPI ratings.

WCC WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Wednesday, December 18
UC Davis at Santa Clara, 5:30 p.m.
Cal Poly at Portland, 7:00 p.m.
UMKC at San Francisco, 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, December 19
Saint Mary's at USC, 6:00 p.m.
Seattle at Loyola Marymount, 7:00 p.m. 

Friday, December 20
UC Irvine at San Diego, 6:00 p.m.
Georgia State at Santa Clara, 7:00 p.m.
Pacific vs. Florida State, 7:00 p.m.
San Francisco at Fresno State, 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday, December 21
Gonzaga at Washington State, 11:30 a.m.
Utah State at BYU, 1:00 p.m.
Portland State at Portland, 2:00 p.m.
Northern Arizona at Pepperdine, 3:30 p.m.
Saint Mary's at Cal State Northridge, 4:00 p.m.
Pacific vs. Long Beach St./Richmond, TBA

All times PST