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Women's #WCCHoops Season Begins Monday

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WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL QUICK HITS

  • Three West Coast Conference student-athletes rank within the top 10 in the country in total points scored this season. BYU’s Lexi Rydalch is fourth with 257 points, just 22 shy of the NCAA leader. San Francisco’s Taylor Proctor is fifth with 252 points, and San Diego’s Malina Hood is eighth with 238 points.
  • The West Coast Conference finishes non-conference play with a 10-15 record against the Power 5 conferences, finishing with winning records against the ACC (1-0), Big Ten (1-0) and Big 12 (2-1) while also earning significant victories against the Pac-12 (5-11) and SEC (1-3).
  • Through December 20, West Coast Conference teams own a 63.4% winning percentage vs. non-conference foes. Last week the WCC posted a 5-1 overall record.
  • Saint Mary’s leads the NCAA with 217 made free throws entering the week, 16 shots more than the next closest team, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
  • Santa Clara enters the week ranked second in the NCAA with 13.6 steals per game, led by sophomore guard Taylor Berry’s 3.18 steals per game. 
  • Four West Coast Conference programs earned a spot in this week’s CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25 Poll and all cracked the top-10. Gonzaga remains in the top two for the third straight week, checking in at No. 2, followed by Saint Mary’s (4), San Diego (5) and BYU (9). Santa Clara and San Francisco are in the “Receiving Votes” category.
  • BYU senior All-American Lexi Rydalch ranks fifth among active Division I scoring leaders (1,994 points). Rydalch is in the top 10 in multiple active career offensive categories, including games (120/3rd), field goals (674/7th), field goal attempts (1,561/4th), free throws (475/3rd) and free throw attempts (617/2nd).
  • Rydalch ranks fourth in career WCC scoring (1,994) and is on pace to be the fourth WCC student-athlete to crack 2,000. The league’s all-time scoring leader is Loyola Marymount’s Alex Cowling (2008-13) with 2,219 points. Gonzaga All-American Courtney Vandersloot (2007-11) is third at 2,073 points.
  • San Francisco senior forward Taylor Proctor ranks 35th among active Division I scoring leaders (1,418 points). Proctor also ranks in the top-45 among active players in field goals (529/28th), field goal attempts (1,182/42nd), rebounds (750/26th) and double-doubles (21/34th).
  • Loyola Marymount senior guard Leslie Lopez-Wood ranks 12th among active Division I 3-point leaders (166), averaging 2.31 per game.
  • Since 2010 one West Coast Conference program has advanced to the Sweet-16, headlined by Gonzaga’s 2011 Elite Eight trip. The Bulldogs have made four Sweet-16 berths since 2010 while BYU won a pair of games in 2014.

WCC BASKETBALL WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Monday, December 21
Pacific at Santa Clara — TheW.tv - 6:00 p.m.
Portland at Loyola Marymount — TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Saint Mary’s at San Francisco — TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.
Gonzaga at Pepperdine — TheW.tv - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 23
Santa Clara at Saint Mary’s - TheW.tv - 1:00 p.m.
Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount - TheW.tv - 1:00 p.m.
BYU at San Diego - TheW.tv - 1:00 p.m.
Portland at Pepperdine - TheW.tv - 2:00 p.m.
San Francisco at Pacific - TheW.tv - 5:00 p.m.

*All Times Pacific Time (PT)