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2016 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the West Coast Conference and was held March 3–8, 2016 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada.[2] The winner of the tournament, Gonzaga, received the conference's automatic bid into the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

2016 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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ClassificationDivision I
Season2015–16
Teams9
SiteOrleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsGonzaga (15th title)
Winning coachMark Few (13th title)
MVPKyle Wiltjer[1] (Gonzaga)
Attendance37,019
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2015–16 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Saint Mary's 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
Gonzaga 15 3   .833     28 8   .778
BYU 13 5   .722     26 11   .703
Pepperdine 10 8   .556     18 14   .563
San Francisco 8 10   .444     15 15   .500
Santa Clara 7 11   .389     11 20   .355
Portland 6 12   .333     12 20   .375
Loyola Marymount 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Pacific* 6 12   .333     8 20   .286
San Diego 4 14   .222     9 21   .300
*ineligible for postseason due to self probation
Conference tournament winner

Contents

SeedsEdit

Only 9 of the 10 WCC teams participated in the Tournament due to Pacific's self-imposed postseason ban.[3][4] As a result, the top 7 teams received a bye into the Quarterfinals. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Tiebreaker
1 Saint Mary's 15–3 2–0 vs. Gonzaga
2 Gonzaga 15–3 0–2 vs. Saint Mary's
3 BYU 13–5
4 Pepperdine 10–8
5 San Francisco 8–10
6 Santa Clara 7–11
7 Portland 6–12 2–0 vs. Loyola Marymount
8 Loyola Marymount 6–12 0–2 vs. Portland
9 San Diego 4–14

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Final score Television
First round – Friday, March 4
1 1 6 p.m. #8 Loyola Marymount vs. #9 San Diego 64–61 BYUtv
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 5
2 2 1 p.m. #3 BYU vs. #6 Santa Clara 72–60 BYUtv and WCC TV
3 3 p.m. #4 Pepperdine vs. #5 San Francisco 90–86 BYUtv and WCC TV
3 4 7 p.m. #1 Saint Mary's vs. #8 Loyola Marymount 60–48 ESPN2
5 9 p.m. #2 Gonzaga vs. #7 Portland 92–67 ESPN2
Semifinals – Monday, March 7
4 6 6 p.m. #1 Saint Mary's vs. #4 Pepperdine 81–66 ESPN
7 8:30 p.m. #2 Gonzaga vs. #3 BYU 88–84 ESPN2
Championship – Tuesday, March 8
5 8 6 p.m. #1 Saint Mary's vs. #2 Gonzaga 75–85 ESPN
*Game times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

BracketEdit

  First round
Friday, March 4
BYUtv, TheW.tv
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 5
TWC SportsNet, CSNCA, BYUtv, TheW.tv (afternoon)
ESPN2 (evening)
Semifinals
Monday, March 7
ESPN (early)
ESPN2 (late)
Championship
Tuesday, March 8
ESPN
                                     
       
  1 Saint Mary's 60  
    8 Loyola Marymount 48  
8 Loyola Marymount 64
9 San Diego 61  
  1 Saint Mary's 81  
  4 Pepperdine 66  
       
       
  4 Pepperdine 90
    5 San Francisco 86  
     
       
  1 Saint Mary's 75
  2 Gonzaga 85
       
       
  2 Gonzaga 92
    7 Portland 67  
     
       
  2 Gonzaga 88
  3 BYU 84  
       
       
  3 BYU 72
    6 Santa Clara 60  
     

Game summariesEdit

First roundEdit

#8 Loyola Marymount vs. #9 San DiegoEdit

Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler
Series history: Series even 46–46

BYUtv
Mar 4
6 p.m. PST
#9 San Diego Toreros 61, #8 Loyola Marymount Lions 64
Scoring by half: 26–30, 35–34
Pts: Olin Carter III, Duda Sanadze 20
Rebs: Olin Carter III, Duda Sanadze 6
Asts: Tyler Williams 4
Pts: Brandon Brown 20
Rebs: David Humphries 7
Asts: Munis Tutu 4
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 6,689
Referees: David Hall, Verne Harris, Randy McCall

QuarterfinalsEdit

#3 BYU vs. #6 Santa ClaraEdit

Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler (BYUtv)
Steve Quis, Casey Jacobsen, and Kelli Tennant (WCC TV)
Series history: BYU leads series 26–5

BYUtv
WCC TV
Mar 5
1 p.m. PST
#6 Santa Clara Broncos 60, #3 BYU Cougars 72
Scoring by half: 25–35, 35–37
Pts: Jared Brownridge 30
Rebs: Jarvis Pugh 8
Asts: Kai Healy, KJ Feagin, Matt Hauser 2
Pts: Nick Emery 15
Rebs: Kyle Collinsworth 9
Asts: Kyle Collinsworth 6
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,341
Referees: Ken Ditty, Mark Cook, Ron Brokenbrough

#4 Pepperdine vs. #5 San FranciscoEdit

Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler (BYUtv)
Steve Quis, Casey Jacobsen, and Kelli Tennant (WCC TV)
Series history: San Francisco leads series 76–51

BYUtv
WCC TV
Mar 5
3 p.m. PST
#5 San Francisco Dons 86, #4 Pepperdine Waves 90
Scoring by half: 37–36, 49–54
Pts: Devin Watson 33
Rebs: Uche Ofoegbu 5
Asts: Devin Watson, Tim Derksen 3
Pts: Jeremy Major 28
Rebs: Stacy Davis 12
Asts: Jeremy Major, Amadi Udenyi 5
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,341
Referees: Dick Carmell, Horace Shields, Rob Rorke

#1 Saint Mary's vs. #8 Loyola MarymountEdit

Broadcasters: Roxy Bernstein and Brad Daugherty
Series history: Saint Mary's leads series 85–54

ESPN2
Mar 5
7 p.m. PST
#8 Loyola Marymount Lions 48, #1 Saint Mary's Gaels 60
Scoring by half: 29–25, 19–35
Pts: Steven Haney 19
Rebs: Jeffrey McClendon 4
Asts: Munis Tutu, Brandon Brown 2
Pts: Dane Pineau 16
Rebs: Joe Rahon 10
Asts: Emmett Naar 6
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,209
Referees: Bill Vinovich, Deldre Carr, Jeff Ketchu

#2 Gonzaga vs. #7 PortlandEdit

Broadcasters: Roxy Bernstein and Brad Daugherty
Series history: Gonzaga leads series 97–66

ESPN2
Mar 5
9 p.m. PST
#7 Portland Pilots 67, #2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 92
Scoring by half: 32–46, 35–46
Pts: Bryce Pressley 16
Rebs: D'Marques Tyson 6
Asts: Bryce Pressley, Jazz Johnson 3
Pts: Eric McClellan 26
Rebs: Kyle Dranginis, Kyle Wiltjer 8
Asts: Kyle Dranginis 5
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,209
Referees: Klaus Endnssat, Coban Lopez, Dennis Flannery

SemifinalsEdit

#1 Saint Mary's vs. #4 PepperdineEdit

Broadcasters: Brent Musburger and Dick Vitale
Series history: Pepperdine leads series 71–64

ESPN
Mar 5
6 p.m. PST
#4 Pepperdine Waves vs. #1 Saint Mary's Gaels 81
Scoring by half: 24–44, 42–37
Pts: Lamond Murray, Jr. 20
Rebs: Stacy Davis 7
Asts: Amadi Udenyi 4
Pts: Joe Rahon 18
Rebs: Dane Pineau 9
Asts: Emmett Naar 9
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 8,362
Referees: Tony Padilla, Mike Reed, David Hall

#2 Gonzaga vs. #3 BYUEdit

Broadcasters: Brent Musburger and Fran Fraschilla
Series history: Gonzaga leads series 9–6

ESPN2
Mar 7
8:30 p.m. PST
#3 BYU Cougars 84, #2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 88
Scoring by half: 47–47, 37–41
Pts: Nick Emery 27
Rebs: Kyle Collinsworth 11
Asts: Kyle Collinsworth 6
Pts: Kyle Wiltjer 29
Rebs: Domantas Sabonis 14
Asts: Josh Perkins 5
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 8,362
Referees: Randy McCall, Verne Harris, Dick Cartmell

Championship: #1 Saint Mary's vs. #2 GonzagaEdit

Broadcasters: Brent Musburger, Dick Vitale and Fran Fraschilla (ESPN)
Kevin Calabro and P. J. Carlesimo (Westwood One)
Series history:

ESPN
Mar 8
6 p.m. PST
#2 Gonzaga Bulldogs 85, #1 Saint Mary's Gaels 75
Scoring by half: 43–35, 42–40
Pts: Eric McClellan 20
Rebs: Domantas Sabonis 8
Asts: Josh Perkins 5
Pts: Emmett Naar 25
Rebs: Dane Pineau 10
Asts: Emmett Naar 6
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,418
Referees: Randy McCall, David Hall, Verne Harris

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Crumpacker #WCChoops 2016 Men's Championship Recap". March 8, 2016. Archived from the original on March 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "West Coast Conference Basketball Championships to remain at Orleans Arena through 2016". March 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Athletics Administers Self-Imposed Penalties On Men's Basketball" (Press release). Pacific Tigers. December 17, 2015.
  4. ^ "Pacific's Ron Verlin, assistant suspended amid NCAA investigation". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 12, 2015.