2014 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2014 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
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2014 WCC Tournament from Las Vegas
Classification Division I
Season 2013–14
Teams 10
Site Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Finals site Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Champions Gonzaga (13th title)
Winning coach Mark Few (11th title)
MVP Sam Dower[1] (Gonzaga)
Television ESPN/ESPN2/BYUtv
← 2013
2015 →
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
2014 West Coast Conference Tournament winner

The 2014 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 6–11, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada. This was the sixth consecutive year the WCC Tournament took place in Vegas after the WCC and the Orleans reached a 3-year extension to keep the tournament in Vegas through 2016.[2]

Format[edit]

With the addition of the University of the Pacific, the WCC went to a more traditional tournament format. Under the new format, the top 6 seeds earned a bye out of the first round while the 7 seed plays the 10 seed and the 8 seed plays the 9 seed. The first round, which began on a Thursday, aired on BYUtv.

The 8 teams that advanced to the second round had a bye on Friday while the women's second round was completed. The men's second round became the quarterfinal round. It took place on Saturday and had the 1 seed playing the winner of the 8/9 game and the 2 seed playing the winner of the 7/10 game. The quarterfinals also featured the 3 seed playing the 6 seed, and the 4 seed playing the 5 seed. The two evening quarterfinal games aired on ESPN2 while the afternoon games aired on BYUtv.

Continuing a normal procedure for WCC men's and women's tournaments, no games were played on Sunday. All conference members were founded as faith-based schools, and all but Pacific are financially supported by churches. Most significantly, BYU has a strict policy against Sunday play. Instead, the four remaining teams had an off day and prepared for the semifinals on Monday.

The semifinals took place on Monday with the winner of 1/8/9 playing the winner of 4/5 and the winner of 2/7/10 playing the winner of 3/6. One of the semifinals aired on ESPN2, and the other aired on ESPN.

The championship took place on Tuesday and featured the semifinal winners. As in recent years, the championship game was broadcast on ESPN and nationally on the radio by Westwood One.[3]

Seeds[edit]

WCC Tiebreaker procedures are as follows:

  1. Head-to-head
  2. Better record against a higher seed
  3. Higher RPI
Seed School Conference Overall* Tiebreaker
1 Gonzaga 15–3 25–6
2 BYU 13–5 21–10 2–0 vs. USF
3 San Francisco 13–5 20–10 0–2 vs. BYU
4 Saint Mary's 11–7 21–10
5 Pepperdine 8–10 15–15
6 San Diego 7–11 16–15 2–0 vs. Portland
7 Portland 7–11 15–15 0–2 vs. San Diego
8 Pacific 6–12 15–14 1–1 vs. BYU
9 Santa Clara 6–12 13–18 0–2 vs. BYU
10 Loyola Marymount 4–14 12–18

* Overall record at end of regular season

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup#
First round – Thursday, March 6
1 1 6:00 pm #7 Portland vs. #10 Loyola Marymount
2 8:00 pm #8 Pacific vs. #9 Santa Clara
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 8
2 3 12:00 pm #3 San Francisco vs. #6 San Diego
4 2:00 pm #2 BYU vs. #10 Loyola Marymount
3 5 6:00 pm #1 Gonzaga vs. #9 Santa Clara
6 8:00 pm #4 Saint Mary's vs. #5 Pepperdine
Semifinals – Monday, March 10
4 7 6:00 pm #1 Gonzaga vs. #4 Saint Mary's
8 8:00 pm #2 BYU vs. #3 San Francisco
Championship – Tuesday, March 11
5 9 6:00 pm #1 Gonzaga vs. #2 BYU
*Game times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
Thursday, March 6
BYUtv
 
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 8
BYUtv (afternoon)
ESPN2 (evening)
Semifinals
Monday, March 10
ESPN (early)
ESPN2 (late)
Championship
Tuesday, March 11
ESPN
 
                                     
       
  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
       
       
  2 BYU 85
    10 Loyola Marymount 74  
7 Portland 64
10 Loyola Marymount 67  
  2 BYU 79
  3 San Francisco 77OT  
       
       
  3 San Francisco 69
    6 San Diego 60  
     

Game summaries[edit]

Portland vs. Loyola Marymount[edit]

Series History: Loyola Marymount leads 47-44
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 6
6:00 pm PST
Loyola Marymount Lions 67, Portland Pilots 64
Scoring by half: 31-30, 36-34
Pts: Evan Payne 19
Rebs: Nick Stover & Gabe Levin 7
Asts: Anthony Ireland 6
Pts: Bobby Sharp & Thomas Van Der Mars 18
Rebs: Ryan Nicholas 11
Asts: David Carr 4
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,688[4]
Referees: Mike Greenstein, Kevin Brill, Ken Ditty

Pacific vs. Santa Clara[edit]

Series History: Santa Clara leads 90-42
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 6
8:00 pm PST
Santa Clara Broncos 81, Pacific Tigers 64
Scoring by half: 34-29, 47-35
Pts: Jared Brownridge 20
Rebs: Jerry Brown 8
Asts: Brandon Clark 3
Pts: Sama Taku 16
Rebs: T. J. Wallace 7
Asts: Andrew Bock & David Taylor 2
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,688[5]
Referees: Tommy Nunez, Greg Nixon, Deldre Carr

San Francisco vs. San Diego[edit]

Series History: San Francisco leads 39-34
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 8
12:00 pm PST
San Diego Toreros 60, San Francisco Dons 69
Scoring by half: 23-33, 37-36
Pts: Dennis Kramer 19
Rebs: Christopher Anderson 9
Asts: Christopher Anderson 6
Pts: Avry Holmes 19
Rebs: Cole Dickerson 8
Asts: Matt Glover & Cole Dickerson 3
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,688[6]
Referees: Tom Spitznagel, Dennis Flannery, Ron Brokenbrough

BYU vs. Loyola Marymount[edit]

Series History: BYU leads 5-4
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 8
2:00 pm PST
Loyola Marymount Lions 74, BYU Cougars 85
Scoring by half: 36-43, 38-42
Pts: Anthony Ireland 19
Rebs: Gabe Levin 10
Asts: Anthony Ireland 4
Pts: Kyle Collinsworth 23
Rebs: Kyle Collinsworth 16
Asts: Anson Winder 3
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,688[7]
Referees: Frank Harvey, Bruce Hicks, Horace Shields

Gonzaga vs. Santa Clara[edit]

Series History: Gonzaga leads 50-32
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

Mar 8
6:00 pm PST
Santa Clara Broncos 75, Gonzaga Bulldogs 77
Scoring by half: 37-31, 38-46
Pts: Jared Brownridge 24
Rebs: Jerry Brown 7
Asts: Brandon Clark, Jared Brownridge, & Nate Kratch 3
Pts: Sam Dower 23
Rebs: Przemek Karnowski 12
Asts: David Stockton 4
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: N/A[8]
Referees: Daryl Gelinas, Marc Beasley, Rob Rorke

Saint Mary's vs. Pepperdine[edit]

Series History: Pepperdine leads 68-62
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

ESPN2
Mar 8
8:00 pm PST
Pepperdine Waves 69, Saint Mary's Gaels 80
Scoring by half: 28-41, 41-39
Pts: Amadi Udenyi 13
Rebs: Stacy Davis 5
Asts: Brendan Lane 4
Pts: Brad Waldow 21
Rebs: Brad Waldow 8
Asts: Beau Levesque 4
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,898[9]
Referees: Klaus Endrissat, James Giron, Mark Cook

Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary's[edit]

Series History: Gonzaga leads 59-27
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

Mar 10
6:00 pm PST
Saint Mary's Gaels 54, Gonzaga Bulldogs 70
Scoring by half: 20-31, 34-39
Pts: Brad Waldow 14
Rebs: Stephen Holt & Kerry Carter 6
Asts: James Walker III & Eividas Petrulis 2
Pts: David Stockton 21
Rebs: Sam Dower. 9
Asts: David Stockton 4
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,168[10]
Referees: Kevin Brill, Frank Harvey, Ken Ditty

BYU vs. San Francisco[edit]

Series History: BYU leads 10-7
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

ESPN2
Mar 10
8:00 pm PST
San Francisco Dons 77, BYU Cougars 79 (OT)
Scoring by half: 37-35, 27-29 Overtime: 13-15
Pts: Cole Dickerson 20
Rebs: Cole Dickerson 10
Asts: Avry Holmes 7
Pts: Tyler Haws 24
Rebs: Kyle Collinsworth 12
Asts: Eric Mika, Tyler Haws, & Kyle Collinsworth 2
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,168[11]
Referees: Tommy Nunez, Greg Nixon, Deldre Carr

WCC Championship: BYU vs. Gonzaga[edit]

Series History: Gonzaga leads 6-3
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham

ESPN
Mar 11
6:00 pm PST
BYU Cougars 64, Gonzaga Bulldogs 75
Scoring by half: 27-44, 37-31
Pts: Tyler Haws 24
Rebs: Eric Mika 10
Asts: Matt Carlino 2
Pts: Sam Dower 20
Rebs: Sam Dower 13
Asts: David Stockton 7
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,898[12]
Referees: Mike Greenstein, Mike Reed, Michael Irving

All-tournament team[edit]

Tournament MVP in bold.[1]

Name School Pos. Year Ht. Hometown
Dower, SamSam Dower Gonzaga C[13] Senior 6-9 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Collinsworth, KyleKyle Collinsworth BYU G[14] Sophomore 6-6 Provo, Utah
Dickerson, ColeCole Dickerson San Francisco F[15] Senior 6-7 Federal Way, Washington
Haws, TylerTyler Haws BYU G[14] Junior 6-5 Alpine, Utah
Stockton, DavidDavid Stockton Gonzaga G[13] Senior 5-11 Spokane, Washington

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Meehan, Jim (March 12, 2014). "Gonzaga tops BYU for WCC championship". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane, WA. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "West Coast Conference, Orleans Arena Announce Three-Year Extension: West Coast Conference Basketball Championships to remain at Orleans Arena through 2016" (Press release). West Coast Conference. March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ "West Coast Conference Unveils 2014 Tournament Bracket" (PDF). West Coast Conference. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Loyola Marymount vs. Portland (March 6, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Pacific vs. Santa Clara (March 6, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 
  6. ^ "San Diego vs. San Francisco (March 8, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  7. ^ "Loyola Marymount vs. BYU (March 8, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  8. ^ "Santa Clara vs. Gonzaga (March 8, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  9. ^ "Pepperdine vs. Saint Mary's (March 8, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2014-03-08. 
  10. ^ "Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary's (March 10, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  11. ^ "BYU vs. San Francisco (March 10, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2014-03-10. 
  12. ^ "BYU vs. Gonzaga (March 11, 2014)". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  13. ^ a b "2013–14 Men's Basketball Roster". Gonzaga University Athletics. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "2013–14 Men's Basketball Roster". BYU Athletics. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  15. ^ "2013–14 Men's Basketball Roster". University of San Francisco Athletics. Retrieved March 14, 2014.