West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
|West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Conference Basketball Championship|
|Conference||West Coast Conference|
|Number of teams||10|
|Current stadium||Orleans Arena|
|Current location||Paradise, Nevada|
|Current champion||Gonzaga Bulldogs|
|Most championships||Gonzaga Bulldogs (16)|
|TV partner(s)||ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, BYUtv|
The West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual concluding tournament for the NCAA college basketball in the West Coast Conference. The winner of the tournament each year is guaranteed a place in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament for that season. Through 2008, the tournament was played on a rotating basis at the home courts of member teams. The 2009 edition was the first played at a neutral site, namely Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas. The semifinals are broadcast nationally on ESPN2 and the championship is broadcast nationally on ESPN.
The current format, adopted in 2012, rewards performance during the regular season. Seeding is based on conference record, and the top seeds receive byes into the later rounds. The #1 and #2 seeded teams are automatically placed into the semifinal round and the #3 and #4 seeds are placed into the quarterfinals. The 5, 6, and 7 seeds are placed in the 2nd round while the 8/9 teams play in the 1st round. This format was an adjusted format from the format started in 2003. Before 2003 no byes were awarded. From the tournament's inception in 1987, the bracket was reseeded with the highest remaining seed playing the lowest remaining seed in the semifinals. This was changed in 2012, where the 1 seed automatically played the winner of the quarterfinal game featuring the 4-seed and the 2-seed automatically played the winner of the quarterfinal game featuring the 3-seed.
Beginning in 2014, the WCC adopted a new format to incorporate a tenth team (Pacific). The new format is a traditional 10-team tournament. Seeds 1-6 receive a bye into the quarterfinals while 7 plays 10 and 8 plays 9 in the first round. The second round has the winner of the 7/10 match playing the 2-seed while the winner of the 8/9 match plays the 1 seed. The 3 seed plays the 6 seed and the 4 seed plays the 5 seed. In 2014, the first round games aired on BYUtv Sports. The afternoon quarterfinal games aired on BYUtv, and the evening quarterfinals were on ESPN2. One semifinal aired on ESPN and the other on ESPN2, and the championship game was carried by ESPN.
- 1 List of finals
- 2 Results by Team
- 3 Results by Seed
- 4 Results by Coach
- 5 Broadcasters
- 6 See also
- 7 References
List of finals
|1987||Santa Clara||77–65||Pepperdine||Gordon, JensJens Gordon, Santa Clara||War Memorial Gymnasium (San Francisco, California)|
|1988||Loyola Marymount||104–96||Santa Clara||Gathers, HankHank Gathers, Loyola Marymount||Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)|
|1989||Loyola Marymount||75–70 (OT)||Santa Clara||Gathers, HankHank Gathers, Loyola Marymount||War Memorial Gymnasium (San Francisco, California)|
|1990||None||None||None||None||Gersten Pavilion, (Los Angeles, California)|
|1991||Pepperdine||71–68 (OT)||Saint Mary's||Lear, GeoffGeoff Lear, Pepperdine||Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)|
|1992||Pepperdine||73–70||Gonzaga||Christie, DougDoug Christie, Pepperdine||Chiles Center (Portland, Oregon)|
|1993||Santa Clara||73–63||Pepperdine||Nash, SteveSteve Nash, Santa Clara||War Memorial Gymnasium (San Francisco, California)|
|1994||Pepperdine||56–53||San Diego||Jones, DanaDana Jones, Pepperdine||Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)|
|1995||Gonzaga||80–67||Portland||Rillie, JohnJohn Rillie, Gonzaga||Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)|
|1996||Portland||76–68||Gonzaga||King, KweemadaKweemada King, Portland||Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)|
|1997||Saint Mary's||66–59||San Francisco||Millard, BradBrad Millard, Saint Mary's||Gersten Pavilion, (Los Angeles, California)|
|1998||San Francisco||80–67||Gonzaga||Ward, HakeemHakeem Ward, San Francisco||Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)|
|1999||Gonzaga||91–62||Santa Clara||Santangelo, MattMatt Santangelo, Gonzaga||Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)|
|2000||Gonzaga||69–65 (OT)||Pepperdine||Calvary, CaseyCasey Calvary, Gonzaga||Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)|
|2001||Gonzaga||80–77||Santa Clara||Dickau, DanDan Dickau, Gonzaga||Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)|
|2002||Gonzaga||96–90||Pepperdine||Dickau, DanDan Dickau, Gonzaga ||Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)|
|2003||San Diego||72–63||Gonzaga||Keep, JasonJason Keep, San Diego ||Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)|
|2004||Gonzaga||84–71||Saint Mary's||Turiaf, RonnyRonny Turiaf, Gonzaga ||Leavey Center (Santa Clara, California)|
|2005||Gonzaga||80–67||Saint Mary's||Morrison, AdamAdam Morrison, Gonzaga ||Leavey Center (Santa Clara, California)|
|2006||Gonzaga||68–67||Loyola Marymount||Morrison, AdamAdam Morrison, Gonzaga ||McCarthey Athletic Center (Spokane, Washington)|
|2007||Gonzaga||77–68||Santa Clara||Raivio, DerekDerek Raivio, Gonzaga ||Chiles Center (Portland, Oregon)|
|2008||San Diego||69–62||Gonzaga||Johnson, BrandonBrandon Johnson, San Diego ||Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)|
|2009||Gonzaga||83–58||Saint Mary's||Downs, MicahMicah Downs, Gonzaga ||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2010||Saint Mary's||81–62||Gonzaga||McConnell, MickeyMickey McConnell, Saint Mary's ||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2011||Gonzaga||75–63||Saint Mary's||Carter, MarquiseMarquise Carter, Gonzaga ||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2012||Saint Mary's||78–74 (OT)||Gonzaga||Dellavedova, MatthewMatthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's ||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2013||Gonzaga||65–51||Saint Mary's||Harris, EliasElias Harris, Gonzaga ||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2014||Gonzaga||75–64||BYU||Dower, SamSam Dower, Gonzaga ||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2015||Gonzaga||91–75||BYU||Wiltjer, KyleKyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga ||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2016||Gonzaga||85–75||Saint Mary's||Wiltjer, KyleKyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga ||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2017||Gonzaga||74–56||Saint Mary's||Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2018||–||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
|2019||–||Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) |
Note: The 1990 tournament final was canceled following the on-court death of Loyola Marymount player Hank Gathers during the Lions' semifinal game against Portland. LMU was given the league's automatic bid to that year's NCAA tournament by virtue of its regular-season league championship.
Results by Team
Team Win/Loss Records
|Saint Mary's||57||29||28||.509||3.71||31 (1987–2017)|
|Santa Clara||57||28||29||.491||4.39||31 (1987–2017)|
|San Diego||54||26||28||.481||5.03||31 (1987–2017)|
|Loyola Marymount||47||19||28||.404||6.23||31 (1987–2017)|
|San Francisco||47||17||30||.362||4.9||31 (1987–2017)|
Championship Game Team Win/Loss Records
Team Head-to-Head Results
|BYU||Gonzaga||LMU||Pacific||Pepperdine||Portland||Saint Mary's||San Diego||San Francisco||Santa Clara|
|vs. Saint Mary's||0–1||14–2||1–2||0–0||4–5||1–5||–||1–4||1–4||6–6|
|vs. San Diego||1–1||9–5||1–3||0–0||5–7||3–2||4–1||–||3–6||2–1|
|vs. San Francisco||1–0||2–1||2–5||0–1||7–1||1–3||4–1||6–3||–||7–2|
|vs. Santa Clara||2–0||9–1||4–4||0–1||2–4||2–3||6–6||1–2||2–7||–|
Results by Seed
Seed Win/Loss Records
Championship Game Seed Win/Loss Records
Results by Coach
Coach Win/Loss Records
|Current WCC Coaches|
|Mark Few||Gonzaga||43||39||4||.907||18 (2000–2017)|
|Randy Bennett||Saint Mary's||33||19||14||.576||16 (2002–2017)|
|Dave Rose||BYU||13||7||6||.538||6 (2012–2017)|
|Marty Wilson||Pepperdine||10||3||7||.300||7 (1996; 2012–2017)|
|Mike Dunlap||Loyola Marymount||4||1||3||.250||3 (2015–2017)|
|Damon Stoudamire||Pacific||2||1||1||.500||1 (2017)|
|Terry Porter||Portland||2||1||1||.500||1 (2017)|
|Herb Sendek||Santa Clara||2||1||1||.500||1 (2017)|
|Lamont Smith||San Diego||2||0||2||.000||2 (2016–2017)|
|Kyle Smith||San Francisco||1||0||1||.000||1 (2017)|
Championship Game Coach Win/Loss Records
|Current WCC Coaches|
|Randy Bennett||Saint Mary's||9||2||7||.222||2012||2017|
|Mike Dunlap||Loyola Marymount||0||0||0||–|
|Lamont Smith||San Diego||0||0||0||–|
|Kyle Smith||San Francisco||0||0||0||–|
|Herb Sendek||Santa Clara||0||0||0||–|
- "The Gonzaga Bulldogs earned their fourth straight automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by defeating the Pepperdine Waves, 96-90, in the 2002 West Coast Conference championship game". March 4, 2002.
- "For the first time in WCC tournament history, the San Diego Toreros are the WCC men's basketball tournament champions". March 10, 2003.
- "Gonzaga defeated Saint Mary's 84-71 to win the WCC conference tournament and claim the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament". March 8, 2004.
- "Gonzaga Captures Tournament Title With 80-67 Win Over Saint Mary's". March 7, 2005.
- "Zags grab third straight WCC title". March 8, 2006.
- "Gonzaga Tops Santa Clara For WCC Title, 77-68". March 5, 2007.
- "San Diego stuns Zags for WCC title". March 10, 2008.
- "Gonzaga Takes Home WCC Tournament Title". March 9, 2009.
- "WCC Tournament Set To Move To The Orleans Arena In 2009". March 8, 2008.
- "Saint Mary's Wins Zappos.com WCC Men's Basketball Championship". March 9, 2010.
- "WCC Basketball Championships to Remain at Orleans Arena Through 2012". July 21, 2009.
- "Zags Heading To Big Dance For 13th Straight Season". March 7, 2011.
- "2011-12 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL Weekly Release: March 13, 2012" (PDF). March 13, 2012.
- "2013 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships Post-Game Notes" (PDF). March 12, 2013.
- "WCC announces 2012-13 men's basketball schedule". August 9, 2012.
- "2013-14 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL Weekly Release: March 18, 2014" (PDF). March 18, 2014.
- "West Coast Conference, Orleans Arena Announce Three-Year Extension". March 11, 2013.
- "WCC Men's Basketball Championship - Finals Recap". March 10, 2015.
- "Crumpacker #WCChoops 2016 Men's Championship Recap". March 8, 2016.
- "West Coast Conference, Orleans Arena Announce Three-Year Extension". May 12, 2016.
- "2015-16 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Record Book". Retrieved March 8, 2017.
- "2017 WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL". Retrieved March 8, 2017.