2013–14 West Coast Conference men's basketball season

The 2013–14 West Coast Conference men's basketball season began with practices in October 2013 and ended with the 2014 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at the Orleans Arena March 6–11, 2014 in Las Vegas. The regular season began in November, with the conference schedule starting at the end of December.

2013–14 West Coast Conference men's basketball season
LeagueNCAA Division I
SportBasketball
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)National: ESPN2, ESPNU, BYUtv, TheW.tv
Regional: FSSD, CSNNW, CSNBA, CSNCA, ROOT NW, ROOT RM, TWCSN
Regular season
Season championsGonzaga
Runners-upBYU
Season MVPTyler Haws, BYU
Top scorerTyler Haws, BYU
Tournament
ChampionsGonzaga
  Runners-upBYU
Finals MVPSam Dower, Jr., Gonzaga
Basketball seasons
2013–14 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Gonzaga 15 3   .833     29 7   .806
BYU 13 5   .722     23 12   .657
San Francisco 13 5   .722     21 12   .636
Saint Mary's 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Pepperdine 8 10   .444     15 16   .484
San Diego 7 11   .389     18 17   .514
Portland 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Pacific 6 12   .333     18 16   .529
Santa Clara 6 12   .333     14 19   .424
Loyola Marymount 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Conference tournament winner

This was the 63rd season for the conference, and the 25th under its current name as "West Coast Conference". The conference began as the California Basketball Association in 1952, became the West Coast Athletic Conference in 1956, and dropped the word "Athletic" in 1989. The conference went through significant changes this season, adding a new member for the second time in three seasons and bringing the WCC to 10 members. Original conference founder, and a fellow faith-based, private school Pacific, rejoined the conference[1] from the Big West.

Pre-seasonEdit

  • Pre-season media day took place on Thursday, October 24 at the Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes Studios. Video interviews were hosted on the WCC's streaming video outler, TheW.tv, beginning at 11:30 AM PDT. Jeff Lampe of WCC Live also interviewed each coach and get a preview of their respective season. The regional television schedule announcement, the Preseason All-Conference team, and the pre-season coaches' rankings were some of the additional events that took place.

2013–14 West Coast Men's Basketball Media PollEdit

Rank, School (first-place votes), Points
1. Gonzaga (8), 80
2. BYU (1), 72
3. St. Mary's (1), 66
4. San Francisco, 51
5. San Diego, 50
6. Loyola Marymount, 44
7. Pacific, 28
8. Santa Clara, 25
9. Portland, 24
10. Pepperdine, 10

2013–14 WCC Men's Preseason All-Conference TeamEdit

Player, School, Yr., Pos.
Gary Bell, Gonzaga, Jr., G
Stacy Davis, Pepperdine, So., F
Johnny Dee, San Diego, Jr., G
Cole Dickerson, San Francisco, Sr., F
Cody Doolin, San Francisco, Sr., G
Tyler Haws, BYU, Jr., G
Stephen Holt, Saint Mary's, Sr., G
Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount, Sr., G
Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga, Jr., G
Brad Waldow, Saint Mary's, Jr., F

RankingsEdit

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Non-Conference gamesEdit

  • BYU defeated Texas in the semifinals of the CBE Classic. In the month of January, Texas would go on to defeat 4 consecutive top-25 opponents, giving BYU a win over a Top 25 RPI school.
  • BYU defeated Stanford as part of the ESPN College Tip-Off. Stanford would finish the year as a Top 50 RPI school, giving BYU a 2nd win over a power conference Top 50 RPI school.

Conference gamesEdit

Composite MatrixEdit

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. (x) indicates games remaining this season.

  BYU Gonzaga LMU Pacific Pepperdine Portland Saint Mary's San Diego San Francisco Santa Clara
vs. Brigham Young - 1-1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0-2 0-2
vs. Gonzaga 1–1 - 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0-2
vs. Loyola Marymount 1–1 2–0 - 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1-1
vs. Pacific 1–1 2–0 1–1 - 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1-1
vs. Pepperdine 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 - 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1-1
vs. Portland 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 - 2–0 2–0 2–0 1-1
vs. Saint Mary's 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 - 1–1 1–1 1-1
vs. San Diego 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 - 2–0 1-1
vs. San Francisco 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 - 0-2
vs. Santa Clara 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2-0 -
Total 13–5 15–3 4–14 6–12 8–10 7–11 11–7 7–11 13–5 6-12

Conference tournamentEdit

  First Round
Thursday, March 6
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 8
Semifinals
Monday, March 10
Championship
Tuesday, March 11
                                     
  1 Gonzaga 77  
  9 Santa Clara 75  
8 Pacific 64  
9 Santa Clara 81
  1 Gonzaga 70  
  4 Saint Mary's 54  
4 Saint Mary's 80
5 Pepperdine 69  
  1 Gonzaga 75
  2 BYU 64
3 San Francisco 69  
6 San Diego 60  
  2 BYU 79OT
  3 San Francisco 77  
7 Portland 64  
10 Loyola Marymount 67  
  2 BYU 85
10 Loyola Marymount 74  

Head coachesEdit

Dave Rose, BYU
Mark Few, Gonzaga
Max Good, Loyola Marymount
Ron Verlin, Pacific
Marty Wilson, Pepperdine
Eric Reveno, Portland
Randy Bennett, Saint Mary's
Bill Grier, San Diego
Rex Walters, San Francisco
Kerry Keating, Santa Clara

Post seasonEdit

NCAA TournamentEdit

Seed Bracket School First Round Second Round Third Round Sweet 16 Elite 8 Final Four Championship

NITEdit

Seed Bracket School First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals

CBIEdit

School First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Game 1 Finals Game 2 Finals Game 3

CiTEdit

Highlights and notesEdit

  • The Highlights and notes will be posted as the season progresses.

Awards and honorsEdit

Scholar-Athlete of the YearEdit

WCC Player-of-the-WeekEdit

College Madnesss West Coast Player of the Week[2]Edit

All-AmericansEdit

All West Coast Conference teamsEdit

The voting body for all conference awards consisted of league coaches.

All-ConferenceEdit

Player School Year Position
Kyle Collinsworth BYU Sophomore G
Stacy Davis Pepperdine Sophomore F
Johnny Dee San Diego Junior G
Cole Dickerson San Francisco Senior F
Sam Dower Gonzaga Senior F
Tyler Haws BYU Junior G
Stephen Holt Saint May's Senior G
Anthony Ireland Loyola Marymount Senior G
Kevin Pangos Gonzaga Junior G
Brad Waldow Saint Mary's Junior C

Honorable MentionEdit

Name School

All-FreshmanEdit

Player School Position

All-AcademicEdit

Player School Year GPA Major

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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