2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
2012 West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament.jpg
2012 WCC Tournament Logo
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Teams 9
Site Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Finals site Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Champions Saint Mary's (3rd title)
Winning coach Randy Bennett (2nd title)
MVP Matthew Dellavedova (Saint Mary's)
Television ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/BYUtv
West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournaments
«2011 2013»
2011–12 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#24 Saint Mary's 14 2   .875     27 6   .818
Gonzaga 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
BYU 12 4   .750     26 9   .743
Loyola Marymount 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
San Francisco 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
San Diego 7 9   .438     13 18   .419
Pepperdine 4 12   .250     10 19   .345
Portland 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
Santa Clara 0 16   .000     8 22   .267
2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament will be held February 29 though March 5 at the Orleans Arena in the Las Vegas-area community of Paradise, Nevada.

Format[edit]

With the addition of BYU to the conference, a new format was introduced for the 2012 tournament. The tournament began on Wednesday instead of Friday, and a first round 8 vs. 9 seed game was added. The 8/9 game was streamed live on wccsports.com on Wednesday, 29 February. The second round took place on Thursday, 1 March with #5 San Francisco playing the winner of the 8/9 game and #6 San Diego playing #7 Pepperdine. BYUtv Sports broadcast the second round of the tournament.[1] The tournament quarterfinals were held on Friday, 2 March, and were broadcast on ESPNU. They featured #3 BYU against the 6/7 game winner and #4 Loyola Marymount against the 5/8/9 winner. The conference semifinals were held on Saturday, 3 March, and were broadcast on ESPN2. #1 Saint Mary's played the 4/5/8/9 winner and #2 Gonzaga played the 3/6/7 winner. The championship game was played on Monday, 5 March 2012 and was broadcast on television by ESPN and on national radio by Dial Global Sports, formerly Westwood One.

Seeds[edit]

2012 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conference Record Overall Record
(End of Regular Season)
Tiebreaker
1.
Saint Mary's
14–2
25–5
2.
Gonzaga
13–3
24–5
3.
BYU
12–4
24–7
4.
Loyola Marymount
11–5
19–11
5.
San Francisco
8–8
18–12
6.
San Diego
7–9
12–17
7.
Pepperdine
4–12
10–18
8.
Portland
3–13
6–23
9.
Santa Clara
0–16
8–21

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup#
First Round – Wednesday, February 29
1
1
6:00 PM
#8 Portland vs #9 Santa Clara
Second Round – Thursday, March 1
2
2
6:00 PM
#5 San Francisco vs #8 Portland
3
8:00 PM
#6 San Diego vs #7 Pepperdine
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 2
3
4
6:00 PM
#4 Loyola Marymount vs. #5 San Francisco
5
8:00 PM
#3 BYU vs. #6 San Diego
Semifinals – Saturday, March 3
4
6
6:00 PM
#1 Saint Mary's vs. #5 San Francisco
7
8:00 PM
#2 Gonzaga vs. #3 BYU
Championship Game – Monday, March 5
5
8
6:00 PM
#1 Saint Mary's vs. #2 Gonzaga
*Game Times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket and Scores[edit]

[2] [3]


  First Round
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
wccsports.com
Second Round
Thursday, March 1, 2012
BYUtv
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 2, 2012
ESPNU
Semifinals
Saturday, March 3, 2012
ESPN2
Championship
Monday, March 5, 2012
ESPN
                                               
        
  1  Saint Mary's    
       (bye)    
      
        
  1  Saint Mary's    
     (bye)    
        
        
        
            
      
        
  1  Saint Mary's 83  
  5  San Francisco 78  
        
        
  4  Loyola Marymount  
       (bye)    
      
        
  4  Loyola Marymount 60
  5  San Francisco 67  
        
        
  5  San Francisco 87
    8  Portland 66  
8  Portland 74
9  Santa Clara 70  
  1  Saint Mary's 78OT
  2  Gonzaga 74


        
  2  Gonzaga    
       (bye)    
      
        
  2  Gonzaga    
     (bye)    
        
        
        
            
      
        
  2  Gonzaga 77
  3  BYU 58  
        
        
  3  BYU  
       (bye)    
      
        
  3  BYU 73
  6  San Diego 68  
        
        
  6  San Diego 76
    7  Pepperdine 54  
      

Game Summaries[edit]

wccsports.com
Feb 29
6:00 pm
Portland Pilots 74, Santa Clara Broncos 70
Scoring by half: 41-35, 33-35
Pts: Ryan Nicholas 24
Rebs: Ryan Nicholas 11
Asts: David Carr 6
Pts: Evan Roquemore 21
Rebs: 2 tied with 4
Asts: Evan Roquemore 3
Orleans Arena
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Frank Harvey, Kevin Brill, Michael Irving [4]
BYUtv
Mar 1
6:00 pm
San Francisco Dons 87, Portland Pilots 66
Scoring by half: 51-32, 36-34
Pts: 2 tied with 19
Rebs: Cole Dickerson 10
Asts: 2 tied with 4
Pts: Nemanja Mitrovic 16
Rebs: Ryan Nicholas 7
Asts: Tim Douglas 4
Orleans Arena
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Tom Wood, Mike Reed, Randy Burkhart [5]
BYUtv
Mar 1
8:30 pm
San Diego Toreros 76, Pepperdine Waves 54
Scoring by half: 33-22, 43-32
Pts: Johnny Dee 30
Rebs: Johnny Dee 5
Asts: Christopher Anderson 8
Pts: Corbin Moore 16
Rebs: Corbin Moore 12
Asts: 2 tied with 2
Orleans Arena
Attendance: 1,919
Referees: James Giron, Ken Ditty, Rick Batsell [6]
ESPNU
Mar 2
6:00 pm
Loyola Marymount Lions 60, San Francisco Dons 67
Scoring by half: 35-34, 25-33
Pts: Ashley Hamilton 14
Rebs: Ashley Hamilton 8
Asts: Anthony Ireland 5
Pts: Michael Williams 19
Rebs: 2 tied with 7
Asts: Angelo Caloiaro 5
Orleans Arena
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Michael Greenstein, Tony Padilla, Bobby McRoy [7]
ESPNU
Mar 2
8:30 pm
BYU Cougars 73, San Diego Toreros 68
Scoring by half: 34-34, 39-34
Pts: Noah Hartsock 19
Rebs: Charles Abouo 7
Asts: Matt Carlino 7
Pts: Dennis Kramer 17
Rebs: Dennis Kramer 9
Asts: Christopher Anderson 6
Orleans Arena
Attendance: 5,037
Referees: Scott Harris, Sam Haddad, Mike Peterson [8]
ESPN2
Mar 3
6:00 pm
Saint Mary's Gaels 83, San Francisco Dons 78
Scoring by half: 34-38, 49-40
Pts: Clint Steindl 19
Rebs: Rob Jones 13
Asts: Matthew Dellavedova 6
Pts: Cody Doolin 28
Rebs: Angelo Caloiaro 7
Asts: Angelo Caloiaro 6
Orleans Arena
Attendance: N/A
Referees: Tom Wood, Deron White, Frank Harvey [9]
ESPN2
Mar 3
8:30 pm
Gonzaga Bulldogs 77, BYU Cougars 58
Scoring by half: 38-26, 39-32
Pts: Kevin Pangos 30
Rebs: Elias Harris 15
Asts: 2 tied with 4
Pts: Brandon Davies 17
Rebs: Charles Abouo 10
Asts: Matt Carlino 4
Orleans Arena
Attendance: 7,828
Referees: Ken Ditty, Gregory Nixon, Michael Eggers [10]
ESPN
Mar 5
6:00 pm
Saint Mary's Gaels 78, #24 Gonzaga Bulldogs 74 (OT)
Scoring by half: 36-36, 32-32 Overtime: 10-6
Pts: Matthew Dellavedova 22
Rebs: Rob Jones 9
Asts: Matthew Dellavedova 4
Pts: Elias Harris 22
Rebs: Elias Harris 13
Asts: David Stockton 4
Orleans Arena
Attendance: 6,826
Referees: Dick Cartmell, Mike Reed, Michael Greenstein [11]

All tournament conference team[edit]

Name School Pos. Year Ht. Hometown
Matthew Dellavedova Saint Mary's G Junior 6' 4" Maryborough, Victoria, Australia
Cody Doolin San Francisco G Sophomore 6' 2" Austin, Texas
Elias Harris Gonzaga F Junior 6' 7" Speyer, Germany
Rob Jones Saint Mary's F Redshirt Senior 6' 6" San Francisco, California
Kevin Pangos Gonzaga G Freshman 6' 1" Newmarket, Ontario

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BYUtv to Televise Eight Games From 2012 Zappos.com Basketball Championships". WCCSports.com. Retrieved Feb 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "West Coast Conference Announces 2012 Zappos.com Tournament Bracket" (PDF). wccsports.com. West Coast Conference. March 6, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2012 Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball Championships". wccsports.com. West Coast Conference. Jan 31, 2012. Retrieved Jan 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Portland Pilots vs. Santa Clara Broncos Box Score (February 29, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "San Francisco Dons vs. Portland Pilots Box Score (March 1, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "San Diego Toreros vs. Pepperdine Waves Box Score (March 1, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Loyola Marymount Lions vs. San Francisco Dons Box Score (March 2, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "BYU Cougars vs. San Diego Toreros (March 2, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Saint Mary's Gaels vs. San Francisco Dons Box Score (March 3, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. BYU Cougars Box Score (March 3, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Saint Mary's Gaels vs. #24 Gonzaga Bulldogs Box Score (March 5, 2012)". CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 5, 2012.