West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference West Coast Conference
Number of teams 10
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Orleans Arena
Current location Paradise, Nevada
Played 1987–present
Last contest 2017
Current champion Gonzaga Bulldogs
Most championships Gonzaga Bulldogs (16)
TV partner(s) ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, BYUtv
Official website WCCsports.com

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.

List of finals[edit]

Year Champion Score Opponent Tournament MVP Venue
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 [1] Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)
2003 San Diego 72–63 Gonzaga Keep, JasonJason Keep, San Diego [2] Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)
2004 Gonzaga 84–71 Saint Mary's Turiaf, RonnyRonny Turiaf, Gonzaga [3] Leavey Center (Santa Clara, California)
2005 Gonzaga 80–67 Saint Mary's Morrison, AdamAdam Morrison, Gonzaga [4] Leavey Center (Santa Clara, California)
2006 Gonzaga 68–67 Loyola Marymount Morrison, AdamAdam Morrison, Gonzaga [5] McCarthey Athletic Center (Spokane, Washington)
2007 Gonzaga 77–68 Santa Clara Raivio, DerekDerek Raivio, Gonzaga [6] Chiles Center (Portland, Oregon)
2008 San Diego 69–62 Gonzaga Johnson, BrandonBrandon Johnson, San Diego [7] Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)
2009 Gonzaga 83–58 Saint Mary's Downs, MicahMicah Downs, Gonzaga [8] Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [9]
2010 Saint Mary's 81–62 Gonzaga McConnell, MickeyMickey McConnell, Saint Mary's [10] Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [11]
2011 Gonzaga 75–63 Saint Mary's Carter, MarquiseMarquise Carter, Gonzaga [12] Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [11]
2012 Saint Mary's 78–74 (OT) Gonzaga Dellavedova, MatthewMatthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's [13] Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [11]
2013 Gonzaga 65–51 Saint Mary's Harris, EliasElias Harris, Gonzaga [14] Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [15]
2014 Gonzaga 75–64 BYU Dower, SamSam Dower, Gonzaga [16] Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [17]
2015 Gonzaga 91–75 BYU Wiltjer, KyleKyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga [18] Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [17]
2016 Gonzaga 85–75 Saint Mary's Wiltjer, KyleKyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga [19] Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [17]
2017 Gonzaga 74–56 Saint Mary's Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [20]
2018 Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [20]
2019 Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada) [20]

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[edit]

As of March 8, 2017[21][22]

Team Win/Loss Records[edit]

School Games Wins Losses Win
Pct
Avg.
Seed
Years

Gonzaga 68 53 15 .779 2.26 31 (1987–2017)
Pepperdine 57 30 27 .526 4.48 31 (1987–2017)
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)
Portland 41 12 29 .282 6.35 31 (1987–2017)
BYU 13 7 6 .538 2.67 6 (2012–2017)
Pacific 4 1 3 .250 8.67 3 (2014–2015;2017)

Championship Game Team Win/Loss Records[edit]

School Games Wins Losses Win
Pct
Last
Title
Last
Game

Gonzaga 23 16 7 .696 2017 2017
Saint Mary's 11 3 8 .273 2012 2017
Pepperdine 7 3 4 .429 1994 2002
Santa Clara 7 2 5 .286 1993 2007
San Diego 3 2 1 .667 2008 2008
Loyola Marymount 3 2 1 .667 1989 2006
San Francisco 2 1 1 .500 1998 1998
Portland 2 1 1 .500 1996 1996
BYU 2 0 2 .000 2015
Pacific 0 0 0

Team Head-to-Head Results[edit]

  BYU Gonzaga LMU Pacific Pepperdine Portland Saint Mary's San Diego San Francisco Santa Clara
vs. BYU 4–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2
vs. Gonzaga 0–4 2–6 0–1 3–4 1–4 2–14 5–9 1–2 1–9
vs. LMU 2–0 6–2 0–0 4–3 2–6 2–1 3–1 5–2 4–5
vs. Pacific 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0
vs. Pepperdine 0–0 4–3 3–4 1–0 2–5 5–4 7–5 1–7 4–2
vs. Portland 1–0 4–1 6–2 0–0 5–2 5–1 2–3 3–1 3–2
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
Total 7–6 53–15 19–28 1–3 30–27 12–29 29–28 26–28 17–30 28–29

Results by Seed[edit]

As of March 8, 2017[21][22]

Seed Win/Loss Records[edit]

Seed Games Wins Losses Win
Pct

1 71 56 15 .789
2 67 45 22 .672
3 61 34 27 .557
4 54 25 29 .463
5 55 27 28 .491
6 45 14 31 .311
7 39 8 31 .205
8 38 7 31 .184
9 10 4 6 .400
10 5 2 3 .400

Championship Game Seed Win/Loss Records[edit]

Seed Games Wins Losses Win
Pct
Last
Title
Last
Game

1 24 15 9 .625 2017 2017
2 20 8 12 .400 2016 2017
3 6 3 3 .500 2008 2008
4 5 1 4 .200 1995 1999
5 4 3 1 .750 1998 1998
6 0 0 0
7 1 0 1 .000 1987
8 0 0 0
9 0 0 0
10 0 0 0

Results by Coach[edit]

As of March 8, 2017[21][22]

Coach Win/Loss Records[edit]

Current WCC Coaches
Coach School Games Wins Losses Win
Pct
Years

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)
More (Former WCC Coaches)
Coach School Games Wins Losses Win
Pct
Years

Tom Asbury Pepperdine 20 15 5 .750 9 (1989–1994; 2009–2011)
Dick Davey Santa Clara 28 14 14 .500 15 (1993–2007)
Brad Holland San Diego 25 13 12 .520 13 (1995–2007)
Dan Fitzgerald Gonzaga 19 9 10 .474 11 (1987–1997)
Carroll Williams Santa Clara 13 8 5 .615 6 (1987–1992)
Bill Grier San Diego 15 8 7 .533 8 (2008–2015)
Paul Westhead Loyola Marymount 8 7 1 .875 4 (1987–1990)
Max Good Loyola Marymount 13 7 6 .538 6 (2009–2014)
Philip Mathews San Francisco 14 6 8 .429 9 (1996–2004)
Dan Monson Gonzaga 6 5 1 .833 2 (1998–1999)
Rob Chavez Portland 11 5 6 .455 7 (1995–2001)
Hank Egan San Diego 12 5 7 .417 8 (1987–1994)
Rex Walters San Francisco 13 5 8 .385 8 (2009–2016)
Kerry Keating Santa Clara 14 5 9 .357 9 (2008–2016)
Eric Reveno Portland 15 5 10 .333 10 (2007–2016)
Paul Westphal Pepperdine 9 4 5 .444 5 (2002–2006)
Ernie Kent Saint Mary's 9 4 5 .444 6 (1992–1997)
Jim Brovelli San Francisco 13 4 9 .308 9 (1987–1995)
Jan van Breda Kolff Pepperdine 5 3 2 .600 2 (2000–2001)
Jim Harrick Pepperdine 5 3 2 .600 2 (1987–1988)
Lynn Nance Saint Mary's 6 3 3 .500 3 (1987–1989)
Dave Fehte Saint Mary's 3 2 1 .667 1 (1991)
Steve Aggers Loyola Marymount 7 2 5 .286 5 (2001–2005)
John Olive Loyola Marymount 7 2 5 .286 5 (1993–1997)
Eric Bridgeland Pepperdine 2 1 1 .500 1 (2008)
Eddie Sutton San Francisco 2 1 1 .500 1 (2008)
Jessie Evans San Francisco 4 1 3 .250 3 (2005–2007)
Rodney Tention Loyola Marymount 4 1 3 .250 3 (2006–2008)
Lorenzo Romar Pepperdine 4 1 3 .250 3 (1997–1999)
Dave Bollwinkel Saint Mary's 5 1 4 .200 4 (1998–2001)
Larry Steele Portland 7 1 6 .143 7 (1988–1994)
Vance Walberg Pepperdine 1 0 1 .000 1 (2007)
Tony Fuller Pepperdine 1 0 1 .000 1 (1995)
Paul Landreaux Saint Mary's 1 0 1 .000 1 (1990)
Jack Avina Portland 1 0 1 .000 1 (1987)
Ron Verlin Pacific 2 0 2 .000 2 (2014–2015)
Jay Hillock Loyola Marymount 2 0 2 .000 2 (1991–1992)
Charles Bradley Loyola Marymount 3 0 3 .000 3 (1998–2000)
Michael Holton Portland 5 0 5 .000 5 (2002–2006)

Championship Game Coach Win/Loss Records[edit]

Current WCC Coaches
Coach School Games Wins Losses Win
Pct
Last
Title
Last
Game

Mark Few Gonzaga 18 14 4 .778 2017 2017
Randy Bennett Saint Mary's 9 2 7 .222 2012 2017
Dave Rose BYU 2 0 2 .000 2015
Mike Dunlap Loyola Marymount 0 0 0
Damon Stoudamire Pacific 0 0 0
Marty Wilson Pepperdine 0 0 0
Terry Porter Portland 0 0 0
Lamont Smith San Diego 0 0 0
Kyle Smith San Francisco 0 0 0
Herb Sendek Santa Clara 0 0 0
More (Former WCC Coaches)
Coach School Games Wins Losses Win
Pct
Last
Title
Last
Game

Tom Asbury Pepperdine 4 3 1 .750 1994 1994
Paul Westhead Loyola Marymount 2 2 0 1.000 1989 1989
Dick Davey Santa Clara 4 1 3 .250 1993 2007
Dan Fitzgerald Gonzaga 3 1 2 .333 1995 1996
Carroll Williams Santa Clara 3 1 2 .333 1987 1989
Philip Mathews San Francisco 2 1 1 .500 1998 1998
Rob Chavez Portland 2 1 1 .500 1996 1996
Dan Monson Gonzaga 2 1 1 .500 1999 1999
Bill Grier San Diego 1 1 0 1.000 2008 2008
Brad Holland San Diego 1 1 0 1.000 2003 2003
Ernie Kent Saint Mary's 1 1 0 1.000 1997 1997
Rodney Tention Loyola Marymount 1 0 1 .000 2006
Paul Westphal Pepperdine 1 0 1 .000 2002
Jan van Breda Kolff Pepperdine 1 0 1 .000 2000
Hank Egan San Diego 1 0 1 .000 1994
Dave Fehte Saint Mary's 1 0 1 .000 1991
Jim Harrick Pepperdine 1 0 1 .000 1987

Broadcasters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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