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BYU preps for NCAA Quarterfinals showdown

Nov. 20, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- For the second time in school history, BYU has advanced to the Elite Eight, where the Cougars will face North Carolina at South Field in Provo on Friday. A BYU win places the Cougars in the Final Four for the first time.


  • 2012 WCC champ BYU is unbeaten in its last 21 matches after Saturday's thrilling shootout victory over Marquette in the Sweet 16. The Cougars host 2-seed North Carolina on Friday.

  • A BYU victory on Friday would propel the Cougars to the Final Four for the first time in school history.

  • Portland and Santa Clara had their seasons come to an end in the NCAA Third Round last weekend.

  • For the second straight year and third time since 2005, the West Coast Conference had four teams competing for the College Cup.

  • Portland and BYU led the nation in average home attendance during the regular season. The Pilots averaged 3,379 fans per contest, and the Cougars averaged 3,351.

  • BYU senior Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall is the WCC Player of the Year. Her teammates Michele Murphy (Freshman of the Year) and Erica Owens (Goalkeeper of the Year) also won major awards, voted on by the WCC coaches. BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood was voted WCC Coach of the Year.

  • Portland junior Kendall Johnson is the WCC Defensive Player of the Year.

  • The University of San Diego will host the 2012 College Cup, marking the first time the event will be held on the west coast. Ticket information can be found on usdtoreros.com, or by clicking here .

  • West Coast Conference members have made 69 NCAA Tournament appearances, 19 Final Four appearances, and have won three national titles (Santa Clara in 2001, Portland in 2002, 2005).

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