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WCC Ranking
 1. Gonzaga (4) 17-1(29-1) 
 2. St.Marys, CA (19) 16-2(26-3) 
 3. BYU 12-6(21-10) 
 4. USF 10-8(20-11) 
 5. Santa Clara 10-8(16-15) 
 6. Loyola Mary 8-10(15-14) 
 7. San Diego 6-12(13-17) 
 8. Pepperdine 5-13(9-21) 
 9. Pacific 4-14(10-21) 
 10. Portland 2-16(10-21) 

WCC Women 2016-2017
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Points Per Game
 Lamond MURRAY JR.
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Murray Jr., Peppe.21.3 
 2. Mika, BYU19.9 
 3. Wintering, Portland19.5 
 4. Brownridge, Santa C.18.1 
 5. Williams-G., Gonzaga16.9 
 6. Landale, St.Mary.16.8 
 7. Johnson, Portland15.8 
 8. Carter-III, San D.15.8 
 9. Bailey, San Diego15.4 
 10. Feagin, Santa Clara14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Landale, St.Mary.9.3 
 2. Mika, BYU9.2 
 3. Childs, BYU8.2 
 4. Reyes, Pepperdine7.8 
 5. Townes, Pacific7.1 
 6. Bailey, San Diego7.1 
 7. Williams-III, Gonza.6.5 
 8. Kratch, Santa Clara6.5 
 9. Williams, Pacific6.3 
 10. Pineau, St.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Emmett NAAR
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Naar, St.5.8 
 2. Rahon, St.5.7 
 3. Wintering, Portland5.6 
 4. Hauser, Santa Clara5.2 
 5. Rose, BYU4.8 
 6. Williams-G., Gonzaga4.8 
 7. Udenyi, Pepperdine4.6 
 8. Feagin, Santa Clara4.4 
 9. Brown, Loyola Mary4.0 
 10. Major, Pepperdine3.9 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2
 1. Wintering, Portland2.0 
 2. Williams-G., Gonzaga1.8 
 3. Emery, BYU1.7 
 4. Udenyi, Pepperdine1.4 
 5. Hallinan, Portland1.4 
 6. Tuach, Loyola Mary1.4 
 7. Brown, Loyola Mary1.3 
 8. Renfro, USF1.2 
 9. Murray Jr., Peppe.1.2 
 10. Ndumanya, Santa C.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric MIKA
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Mika, BYU1.9 
 2. Hartwich, Portland1.6 
 3. Reyes, Pepperdine1.5 
 4. Collins, Gonzaga1.5 
 5. Childs, BYU1.5 
 6. Landale, St.Mary.1.2 
 7. Pineau, St.1.1 
 8. Manuel, Loyola M.1.1 
 9. Karnowski, Gonzaga1.0 
 10. Renfro, USF0.9 

Gonzaga University wins the USA WCC 2016-2017 title

Gonzaga University 2016-17
Mark Few Mark Few Few
Przemyslaw Karnowski
Nigel Williams-Goss
Johnathan Williams III
Williams III
Jordan Mathews
Josh Perkins
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
24  Karnowski Przemyslaw 216 (7'1'') C 93 Poland
5  Williams-Goss Nigel 190 (6'3'') G 94 USA
14  Williams III Johnathan 206 (6'9'') F 95 USA
4  Mathews Jordan 193 (6'4'') G 94 USA
13  Perkins Josh 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
0  Melson Silas 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
21  Hachimura Rui 203 (6'8'') F 98 Japan
33  Tillie Killian 206 (6'9'') F 98 France
14  Larsen Jacob 208 (6'10'') C 97 Denmark
55  Triano Dustin 190 (6'3'') G 0 Canada
15  Bakamus Rem 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
25  Edwards Ryan 216 (7'1'') C 0 USA
10  Alberts Bryan 196 (6'5'') G 0 USA
22  Jones Jeremy 198 (6'6'') F 96 USA
32  Collins Zach 213 (7'0'') F 97 USA
2  Beach Jack 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
23  Norvell Zach 196 (6'5'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Mark Few
Coach Assistant: Donny Daniels
Coach Assistant: Tommy Lloyd
Coach Assistant: Brian Michaelson

Crumpacker - Zags best Gaels in #WCChoops Title Tilt - Mar 11, 2017

News alert: Top seed Gonzaga won the WCC Tournament championship Tuesday night by defeating second seed Saint Mary's 39-18 at the Orleans Arena.
That's no alternative fact. It's as real as a slam dunk.
Sure, the final score was 74-56, but the once-beaten Zags really won this game with a dominating first half that had the Gaels just as frustrated as BYU had been the night before in its semifinal against Saint Mary's.
What a difference a day made for the Gaels, flying high on Monday and shot down on Tuesday. Playing a 32-1 team will do that to an opponent.
'We were crazy efficient in that first half as far as what we were doing with the ball,'' Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. 'We were aggressive. We played outstanding in the first half, almost flawless with our defensive performance.''
In striking out to that 39-18 lead, the Zags held Saint Mary's to a season-low for points in a half on 6 of 28 shooting and their defensive pressure forced the normally steady Gaels into 10 turnovers. Saint Mary's ended up outscoring Gonzaga in the second half by a 38-35 count, but by then, the damage had been done.
'We had 10 turnovers in the first half; we usually have that many for a game,'' Gaels guard Joe Rahon (6'2''-G-93) said. 'It's really on us to take care of the ball. It's something we take pride in. A lot was on me, too. I got in the lane and wasn't making the right reads in the paint. We got stagnant and took some bad shots. That's a recipe for disaster.''
Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett was in such a funk after the game that he declined to make an opening statement upon arriving for the press conference. He did warm to the moment a little later, however.
'We were so poor, I can't even tell you,'' he said. 'In the first half, there wasn't a phase we were good at. That's about as bad a half as we've played all year.''
Saint Mary's did not win 28 games this season by accident, though. The Gaels came out in the second half determined to make amends, as Few told his players they would.
'Saint Mary's is an excellent team,'' Few said. 'We knew they wouldn't quit. Sure enough, they had a valiant comeback. We settled down and got enough of a cushion to win the thing.''
Midway through the second half, the Gaels put on a little burst that brought them to within 51-46 on Evan Fitzner (6'10''-C)'s 3-point shot at 10:10. In the following couple of minutes, however, Przemyslaw Karnowski (7'1''-C-93) blocked a shot by Rahon at the glass and scored on a layup and was fouled. The big man missed the free throw but 7-foot teammate Zach Collins (7'0''-F-97) deftly grabbed the offensive board and scored on a put-back for 59-48.
That was followed by a steal and a layup and successful free throw on the foul by Nigel Williams-Goss (6'3''-G-94), the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Just like that, it was 61-48 with 5:22 to go and the outcome was assured - just as it had been at the end of the first half.
In another masterful performance, Williams-Goss had 22 points and a fondness for the number 6, that being his totals for rebounds, assists and steals.
'This is a basketball game. There's so many aspects other than scoring,'' he said. 'To win games you have to do it on both ends of the floor. I was trying to make as many plays as I could. We're at our best when we are on attack mode. We try to be aggressive for 40 minutes and keep the pressure on. It wasn't just me and Przemek. It's the entire team. We have so many weapons on the floor.''
At 32-1 and champion of the WCC, Gonzaga will now wait until Sunday when the NCAA Tournament selections are announced. If the Zags are not one of four No. 1 seeds, something is very wrong in that Selection Committee room.
'We're 32-1,'' Few said, as if anyone needed reminding. 'This team has been exceptional all year. They stepped up and met every challenge. We've been good from November 10 to March 7 and haven't taken any nights off. These guys are going to show up and fight. Beat Saint Mary's three times? Saint Mary's is an excellent team with size, poise and skills. They are very worthy. They are diabolical with their reads on the ball screen.''
At 28-4, with three of those losses to Gonzaga, Saint Mary's is rightfully expecting an NCAA bid that it did not receive last year. With a vastly improved post player in 6-foot-11 Jock Landale, the most efficient guard tandem in the conference in Rahon and Emmett Naar (6'1''-G-94) and sharpshooters in Calvin Hermanson (6'6''-F) and Fitzner, the Gaels are a team with the potential to give an NCAA Tournament opponent fits.
Just ask BYU how much fun it is playing Saint Mary's.
'I feel more comfortable this year'' about receiving a bid, Bennet said. 'Not many teams have done what we've done this year. We have been a really good team all year. In a championship game, to come out and play like that, I won't sleep well tonight. These guys won't, either. Last year after this game (a loss to Gonzaga), I thought we played well. This year we did not play well in the first half in any phase of the game.''
That's why this championship game was over at halftime, for all practical purposes. Gonzaga is just too good to give back every bit of a 21-point lead. Some, yes. All, no.

WCC Tournament Final: Gonzaga - Saint Mary's 74-56
WCC Tournament Semifinals:
Gonzaga - Santa Clara 77-68
Saint Mary's - BYU 81-50

Courtesy of WCC Sports

All-WCC Awards 2017 - Mar 11, 2017

All-WCC 1st Team 2017
Jared Brownridge
TJ Haws
Calvin Hermanson
Przemyslaw Karnowski
Jock Landale

All-Tournament MVP: Nigel Williams-Goss (6'3''-G-94) of Gonzaga
Player of the Year: Nigel Williams-Goss (6'3''-G-94) of Gonzaga
Defensive Player of the Year: Joe Rahon (6'2''-G-93) of St.Mary's, CA
Newcomer of the Year: Nigel Williams-Goss (6'3''-G-94) of Gonzaga
Coach of the Year: Mark Few of Gonzaga

1st Team
G: Jared Brownridge (6'3''-G) of Santa Clara
G: TJ Haws (6'4''-G) of BYU
F: Calvin Hermanson (6'6''-F) of St.Mary's, CA
C: Przemyslaw Karnowski (7'1''-C-93) of Gonzaga
C: Jock Landale (6'11''-C) of St.Mary's, CA
F: Eric Mika (6'10''-F) of BYU
G/F: Lamond Murray Jr. (6'5''-G/F) of Pepperdine
G: Joe Rahon (6'2''-G-93) of St.Mary's, CA
F: Johnathan Williams III (6'9''-F-95) of Gonzaga
G: Nigel Williams-Goss (6'3''-G-94) of Gonzaga

2nd Team
F: Brett Bailey (6'6''-F) of San Diego
G: Ronnie Boyce (6'3''-G-95) of USF
PG: Brandon Brown (5'11''-PG-91) of Loyola Mary
F: Zach Collins (7'0''-F-97) of Gonzaga
G: KJ Feagin (6'1''-G) of Santa Clara

Honorable Mention
Olin Carter III (6'2''-G) of San Diego
Jazz Johnson (5'10''-PG-96) of Portland
Nate Kratch (6'8''-F) of Santa Clara
Jordan Mathews (6'4''-G-94) of Gonzaga
Emmett Naar (6'1''-G-94) of St.Mary's, CA
Josh Perkins (6'3''-G) of Gonzaga
Chris Reyes (6'7''-F) of Pepperdine
Buay Tuach (6'6''-G/F-95) of Loyola Mary
T.J. Wallace (6'3''-G) of Pacific
Alec Wintering (6'0''-PG) of Portland

All-Tournament Team
G: Nigel Williams-Goss (6'3''-G-94) of Gonzaga
G: Jared Brownridge (6'3''-G) of Santa Clara
C: Przemyslaw Karnowski (7'1''-C-93) of Gonzaga
C: Jock Landale (6'11''-C) of St.Mary's, CA
F: Johnathan Williams III (6'9''-F-95) of Gonzaga

All-Freshman Team
F: Yoeli Childs (6'8''-F) of BYU
F: Zach Collins (7'0''-F-97) of Gonzaga
G: TJ Haws (6'4''-G) of BYU
G: Charles Minlend (6'4''-G-97) of USF
G: Jordan Ratinho (6'5''-G-98) of USF


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