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Wintering Named WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named its Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for February 8, 2016. 

WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK – ALEC WINTERING, JR., G - PORTLAND
Junior guard Alec Wintering averaged 24.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists in leading the Portland Pilots to a road sweep over Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount last week. The Charlotte, N.C. native scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists in Portland's 73-70 upset win over Pepperdine on Thursday. He drilled the go-ahead three-pointer with the Pilots trailing by one and 1:06 left in regulation to hand the Waves their first home loss of the season.  

Wintering then erupted for 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 92-78 win at LMU. Wintering shot 59 percent from the field, made 7-of-12 three-pointers and 7-of-8 free throws in the two victories. The road sweep was the first for the Pilots over Pepperdine and LMU since 2009. 

Also Nominated: Stacy Davis, Pepperdine; Tim Derksen, San Francisco; Alec Kobre, Pacific; Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga 

2015-16 WCC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
2/8 – Alec Wintering, Portland
2/1 – Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
1/25 – Adom Jacko, Loyola Marymount
1/18 – Jock Landale, Saint Mary's
1/11 – Kyle Collinsworth, BYU
1/4 – Jared Brownridge, Santa Clara
12/28 – Alec Wintering, Portland
12/21 – Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga
12/14 – Stacy Davis, Pepperdine
12/7 – Nate Kratch, Santa Clara
11/30 – Kyle Collinsworth, BYU & Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga
11/23 – Domantas Sabonis, Gonzaga
11/16 – Kyle Davis, BYU