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2009-10 WCC Men's Basketball Schedule Highlighted by 19 Games On ESPN's Family of Networks

Fourteen conference games will be televised on ESPN's family of networks.
 
Fourteen conference games will be televised on ESPN's family of networks.
 
 

Sept. 2, 2009

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich announced the 2009-10 WCC men's basketball schedule, highlighted by 19 games that will be televised nationally on the ESPN family of networks.

For the second straight year, WCC games will be broadcast nationally on ESPN's "Thursday Night Showcase". ESPN, the exclusive national television provider of the West Coast Conference, will broadcast 12 WCC games on ESPN or ESPN2 with an additional seven games showcased on ESPNU.

"We are thrilled to once again be a part of ESPN's Thursday Night Showcase," said Zaninovich. "We value our long-standing relationship with ESPN and are excited to feature the brand of basketball that is played in the WCC on the ESPN family of networks."

The WCC will make its first of six appearances on "Thursday Night Showcase" on Jan. 14 when Gonzaga travels to rival Saint Mary's for a showdown in Moraga, CA on ESPN2. Also featured on ESPN's "Thursday Night Showcase" will be Gonzaga at Santa Clara (1/28 - ESPN2), Portland at Gonzaga (2/4 - ESPN2), Saint Mary's at Gonzaga (2/11 - ESPN), Saint Mary's at San Diego (2/18 - ESPN2), and Santa Clara at Gonzaga (2/25 - ESPN2).

In addition, ESPN2 will broadcast both WCC Tournament men's semifinal games for the fifth consecutive season and the men's championship game will be broadcast in primetime on ESPN.

For the second consecutive season, three WCC teams advanced to the postseason. Gonzaga, the WCC regular season and tournament champion, earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Sweet Sixteen before falling to eventually national champion North Carolina. Saint Mary's, which finished as runner-up to Gonzaga in the regular season and in the WCC Tournament, advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT, while Portland was invited to play in the inaugural Collegeinsider.com Tournament.

Additional men's basketball telecasts will be arranged and announced by the conference's eight member institutions. The dates and times of these broadcasts will be posted on WCCsports.com as they become available.

 

 

About the West Coast Conference The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 13 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's crew, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership - only two conferences have been together longer - and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.

2009-10 WCC MEN'S BASKETBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Saturday, December 5
Wake Forest at Gonzaga - 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, December 31
Oklahoma at Gonzaga - 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2)

Friday, January 8
Saint Mary's at San Francisco
San Diego at Santa Clara

Saturday, January 9
Gonzaga at Portland - 7:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
Loyola Marymount at Pepperdine

Sunday, January 10
Saint Mary's at Santa Clara
San Diego at San Francisco

Thursday, January 14
Gonzaga at Saint Mary's - 8:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
Santa Clara at Pepperdine - 8:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
Portland at San Diego
San Francisco at Loyola Marymount

Saturday, January 16
Gonzaga at San Diego
Portland at Saint Mary's
San Francisco at Pepperdine
Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount

Thursday, January 21
Pepperdine at Gonzaga
Loyola Marymount at Portland
San Diego at Saint Mary's - 8:00 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, January 23
Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga
Pepperdine at Portland
Santa Clara at San Francisco

Thursday, January 28
Gonzaga at Santa Clara - 8:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
Portland at San Francisco - 8:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
Saint Mary's at Pepperdine
San Diego at Loyola Marymount

Saturday, January 30
Gonzaga at San Francisco
Portland at Santa Clara
Saint Mary's at Loyola Marymount
San Diego at Pepperdine

Thursday, February 4
Portland at Gonzaga - 8:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
San Francisco at San Diego
Santa Clara at Saint Mary's

Saturday, February 6
Pepperdine at Loyola Marymount
San Francisco at Saint Mary's
Santa Clara at San Diego

Thursday, February 11
Saint Mary's at Gonzaga - 8:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
San Diego at Portland - 8:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
Loyola Marymount at Santa Clara
Pepperdine at San Francisco

Saturday, February 13
Saint Mary's at Portland - TBA (ESPN2)
San Diego at Gonzaga - 7:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
Loyola Marymount at San Francisco
Pepperdine at Santa Clara

Thursday, February 18
Saint Mary's at San Diego - 8:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount
Portland at Pepperdine

Saturday, February 20
Gonzaga at Pepperdine
Portland at Loyola Marymount
San Francisco at Santa Clara

Thursday, February 25
Santa Clara at Gonzaga - 8:00 p.m. (ESPN2)
Loyola Marymount at San Diego - 8:00 p.m. (ESPNU)
Pepperdine at Saint Mary's
San Francisco at Portland

Saturday, February 27
Loyola Marymount at Saint Mary's
Pepperdine at San Diego
San Francisco at Gonzaga
Santa Clara at Portland

Sunday, March 7
WCC Tournament Semifinal #1 - 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Sunday, March 7
WCC Tournament Semifinal #2 - 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Monday, March 8
WCC Tournament Championship Game - 6:00 p.m. (ESPN)