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#WCChoops Enters Final Non-Conference Week

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WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL QUICK HITS

  • Senior forward Stacy Davis of Pepperdine was named WCC Player of the Week.  RELEASE
  • #WCChoops columnist John Crumpacker (@crumpackeronwcc) recaps week five of WCC action. STORY
  • Saint Mary’s offense is running efficiently during the non-conference. The Gaels rank in the top-10 in several national team offensive categories: field goal percentage (2nd/53.6%), 3-point field goal percentage (3rd/46.9%), 3-pointers (4th/11.4), assist/turnover (1st/1.99) and assists per game (4th/20.4).
  • Loyola Marymount ranks 16th nationally in free throw percentage (76.3%). Portland ranks ninth in 3-pointers (112), 10th in 3-point attempts (290) and 25th in steals (8.6). 
  • Three WCC student-athletes cracked 2015-16 preseason major individual awards watch lists. BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth is on the Bob Cousy Award list (top point guard), Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski is on the Kareem Abdul-Jabaar Award list (top center) and Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer is on the Karl Malone Award list (top power forward).
  • Pepperdine senior forward Stacy Davis ranks 38th among active career Division I scoring leaders (1,449 points). Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer (28th/1,376) and BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth (46th/1,273) also crack the top-50 nationally.
  • BYU senior guard Kyle Collinsworth ranks eighth nationally among active career rebound leaders (816), while Pepperdine’s Davis is 11th (784).
  • San Diego senior center Jito Kok ranks eighth among active career Division I blocked shots leaders (212). 
  • BYU senior guard Chase Fischer ranks fourth among active career Division I 3-pointer leaders (126/2.93), while Santa Clara junior guard Jared Brownridge is ninth (207/2.76). 
  • Gonzaga senior forward Kyle Wiltjer was named Preseason National Player of the Year by CBSSports.com. 

WCC BASKETBALL WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 15
Pacific at Wisconsin Green Bay – ESPN3 - 5:00 p.m.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Santa Clara - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
UC Davis at San Diego - TheW.tv - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16
Southern Utah at Saint Mary’s - TheW.tv  - 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 18
Weber State at Portland - TheW.tv - 5:30 p.m.
Jacksonville State at LMU - TheW.tv - 6:00 p.m.
Central Michigan at BYU – BYUtv - 6:00 p.m.
Santa Clara at Nevada - Mountain West - 7:00 p.m.
Coppin State at San Francisco - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Louisiana at Pepperdine - TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 19
CSU Fullerton at Portland - TheW.tv  - 6:00 p.m.
Tennessee vs. Gonzaga ! - ESPNU  | Watch ESPN - 8:00 p.m.

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