#WCChoops Tip-Off Heads to Las Vegas October 18-19

Oct. 11, 2017

#WCCHOOPS TIP-OFF CENTRAL

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - With the college basketball season right around the corner the West Coast Conference will host the 2017 #WCChoops Tip-Off October 18-19 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. All 10 WCC women’s programs will be showcased Wednesday, October 18, followed by the 10 men’s programs Thursday, October 19.

The WCC Basketball Championships will celebrate its 10-Year Anniversary in Las Vegas in March 1-6, 2018 at the Orleans Arena.

Programming for the Tip-Off event will include live studio segments carried live exclusively online by TheW.tv, exclusive behind the scenes content via Facebook Live and Instagram, traditional media interviews and on-court demonstrations. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m. each day and will feature the head coach and a student-athlete from each WCC institution. The 2017-18 WCC Preseason Poll and All-WCC team will be unveiled at approximately 10:15 a.m. and will posted online at WCCsports.com.

Last season three WCC women’s basketball squads advanced to the postseason, headlined by regular season and tournament champion Gonzaga earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Since 2014-15 17 teams have competed in the postseason headlined by NCAA Sweet-16 appearances from BYU and Gonzaga.

The 2016-17 season was an exceptional year for West Coast Conference men’s basketball with countless “modern era” records shattered. The 2017-18 season promises to be another compelling campaign highlighted by two teams - 2017 NCAA Runner-Up Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s – ranked in the preseason top-25 for the second straight season.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Media members, fans, friends and family are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Tip-Off Events by submitting questions in advance of the event or live by using the #WCChoops hash tag. 


 

 

MEDIA ACCESS
Media members wishing to attend the event or seeking additional details should contact Ryan McCrary (men’s basketball) – rmccrary@westcoast.org and Miquel Jacobs (women’s basketball) – mjacobs@westcoast.org
Both the men’s and the women’s event features plenty of media access and interview opportunities for all head coaches and student-athletes in attendance.

 

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