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WCC Basketball Players of the Week | February 9, 2015

WCC Basketball Players of the Week | February 9, 2015 | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

MBB | http://thew.tv/videos/wcc_mens_basketball_player_of_the_week_february_9_2015_2015_02_09_20_27


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MBB | No. 2 Zags Get 29 from Wiltjer to Pull Away from USF

MBB | No. 2 Zags Get 29 from Wiltjer to Pull Away from USF | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kyle Wiltjer scored 29 points and made a pair of 3-pointers in a key second-half run that helped No. 2 Gonzaga win its 17th straight, 81-70 over San Francisco on Saturday night.


Kevin Pangos added 17 points and Byron Wesley had 12 for the Bulldogs (24-1, 11-0 West Coast Conference), who were locked in a close game for about 30 minutes before pulling away for another win.

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WBB | Eaton nets career highs over Waves in Judkins' 300th victory

WBB | Eaton nets career highs over Waves in Judkins' 300th victory | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

PROVO, Utah – Lexi Eaton led BYU women's basketball past Pepperdine 77-58 Thursday night at the Marriott Center for head coach Jeff Judkins' 300th win.


"I'm really excited for this win because it keeps us in the hunt for the conference championship," Judkins said. "It's amazing that I've been here that long to get 300 wins. I've had so many great memories here at BYU. Lexi showed tonight why she's not only one of the best players in the conference but in the whole country."

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MBB | Toreros Crush Waves 72-50

MBB | Toreros Crush Waves 72-50 | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

MALIBU, Calif. – The USD men’s basketball team bounced back from a tough loss at LMU on Thursday with a dominating 72-50 win at Pepperdine Saturday evening at the Firehouse Fieldhouse for their fourth win in the past five games.


It was a historic night for the Toreros as both Christopher Anderson and Jito Kok entered their names into the USD record books. With three steals, Anderson now has the most career steals in program history with 243, passing Brandon Johnson (240). Kok had two blocks to break his own single-season record with 65. He now has 183 in his career, tying Scott Thompson (1983-87) for the most all-time.

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MBB | Hot Early Shooting Paves Way For Gaels in Win Over Pacific

MBB | Hot Early Shooting Paves Way For Gaels in Win Over Pacific | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

MORAGA, Calif. - With legs fresh after a week away from game competition, the Saint Mary's men's basketball team came out firing from beyond the arc and that helped build enough early momentum to carry the Gaels to a 73-58 win over Pacific at McKeon Pavilion.

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WBB | Pacific Wins Fifth-Straight Over SMC

WBB | Pacific Wins Fifth-Straight Over SMC | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

Stockton, Calif. - The Pacific women's basketball team controlled throughout for a 61-48 win over Saint Mary's, the Tigers' fifth-straight win over the Gaels. Hailie Eackles scored 17 points to lead Pacific while Kendall Kenyon scored 12 points and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds for her 45th career double-double, a Tigers' program record. Kristina Johnson chipped in 10 points

Pacific forced 20 turnovers while committing just 12 in the contest as Pacific improves to 17-6 overall, 9-3 in West Coast Conference play. Saint Mary's falls to 16-7 on the year, and 9-3 in WCC action.

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WBB | Big Second Half Lifts Broncos Past Pilots

WBB | Big Second Half Lifts Broncos Past Pilots | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

PORTLAND, Ore. – Finishing its trip through the Pacific Northwest, Santa Clara women's basketball beat Portland by a final of 64-55. The Broncos had 45 rebounds, 13 assists, 14 turnovers, nine blocks, and eight steals. Nici Gilday led the offense with 23 points on 9-20 shooting.

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WBB | Four-Overtime Thriller goes to Gonzaga

WBB | Four-Overtime Thriller goes to Gonzaga | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

SPOKANE, Wash. – The game featured 21 lead changes and 14 ties. The game lasted two hours and 50 minutes with four overtime periods. In the end, Gonzaga women’s basketball won its 13th straight game with a historic 91-84 victory over San Francisco Saturday.


In front of a sellout crowd inside the Kennel, the Zags (19-4, 12-0 West Coast Conference) remained unbeaten in WCC action with the thrilling win. The four overtimes were the most in WCC history during league play, and it was also the longest game this season at any level of women’s college basketball. The game was also the longest in Gonzaga women’s or men’s history since the men went to four overtimes in 1978. 

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MBB | Collinsworth sets NCAA record in win over LMU

MBB | Collinsworth sets NCAA record in win over LMU | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

LOS ANGELES – Junior Kyle Collinsworth recorded his fifth triple-double Saturday at LMU (8-17, 4-9) with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to set an NCAA record for triple-doubles in a season and lead BYU (18-8, 8-5) to an 87-68 victory in Gersten Pavilion. The win is also head coach Dave Rose's 250th career win, good enough for second all-time on the BYU wins list.


"[Collinsworth] was special tonight," Rose said. "It was from the tip, the very first possession, he was determined to give the effort we all needed in this game."

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WBB | Ederaine's Near Triple-Double Leads Toreros Past Lions

WBB | Ederaine's Near Triple-Double Leads Toreros Past Lions | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Behind a near triple-double from senior forward Sophia Ederaine, and three other Toreros scoring in double figures, the University of San Diego women's basketball team cruised to a 68-49 win over Loyola Marymount University Thursday evening in a West Coast Conference game at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.


With the win, the Toreros improve to 18-4 overall, move to 9-3 in the WCC and have now won three consecutive games, and four of their last five. 

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MBB | Waves' Big Comeback Leads to Season Sweep Over BYU, 80-74

MBB | Waves' Big Comeback Leads to Season Sweep Over BYU, 80-74 | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

MALIBU, Calif. - After falling behind by as many as 16 points, the Pepperdine men's basketball team outscored BYU 55-36 in the second half to earn an improbable 80-74 victory and take sole possession of third place in the West Coast Conference on Thursday night.


Things looked bleak when the Waves (15-8, 8-4) fell behind 38-22 late in the first half and 40-25 early in the second half. But the Waves shot 64% from the field and made 21 of 25 free throws over the final 20 minutes to claim their second victory of the season over the Cougars (17-8, 7-5).

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MBB | Pilots Complete Road Sweep with Win over Santa Clara

MBB | Pilots Complete Road Sweep with Win over Santa Clara | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Thomas van der Mars recorded a double-double and set the Portland record for career blocked shots in a 74-54 victory over the Santa Clara Broncos in West Coast Conference men's basketball action Saturday night at the Leavey Center. The victory gave the Pilots a season sweep of Santa Clara and crucial road sweep after knocking off San Francisco on Thursday night.

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MBB | Lions Get Win Over San Diego

MBB | Lions Get Win Over San Diego | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The ever-improving LMU men's basketball team used a career-high 27 point performance from junior Marin Mornar to earn a 70-61 win over San Diego in West Coast Conference action on Thursday night at Gersten Pavilion.


With the win, the Lions (8-16, 4-8) put together back-to-back conference victories and have won three of their last four. They finished the game hitting 54.5 percent from the field, its best shooting effort since the 2011-12 season.

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WBB | Dons Turn in Dominating Performance at Portland

WBB | Dons Turn in Dominating Performance at Portland | WCC Basketball Scoop | Scoop.it

PORTLAND, Ore. – The San Francisco women's basketball team put on a clinic at the Chiles Center, downing Portland 79-44 Thursday night.

The Dons shot 55.2 percent from the floor, compared to Portland's 29.1 percent shooting. USF outrebounded the Pilots by an impressive 42 to 26 margin, the largest rebounding difference against a conference foe. Portland, the league's leading 3-point shooting team, managed just a 5-for-19 effort from long range.

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