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WCC Ranking
 1 Gonzaga (1) 16-0(30-3) 
 2 St.Marys, CA 11-5(22-11) 
 3 BYU 11-5(19-13) 
 4 USF 9-7(21-10) 
 5 Loyola Mary 8-8(20-11) 
 6 Santa Clara 8-8(16-15) 
 7 San Diego 7-9(21-14) 
 8 Pepperdine 6-10(16-18) 
 9 Pacific 4-12(14-18) 
 10 Portland 0-16(7-25) 

WCC Women 2018-2019
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Points Per Game
 Jordan FORD
  St.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Ford, St.21.3 
 2. Childs, BYU21.2 
 3. Hachimura, Gonzaga20.0 
 4. Ross, Pepperdine19.4 
 5. Pineiro, San Diego19.2 
 6. Haws, BYU17.8 
 7. Clarke, Gonzaga16.8 
 8. Batemon, Loyola M.16.8 
 9. Norvell, Gonzaga15.3 
 10. Eaddy, Santa Clara15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yoeli CHILDS
  BYU
  (203-F-98)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Childs, BYU9.6 
 2. Pineiro, San Diego9.5 
 3. Clarke, Gonzaga8.6 
 4. Martin, Santa C.7.9 
 5. Fitts, St.7.6 
 6. Hunter, St.6.8 
 7. Hachimura, Gonzaga6.6 
 8. Markusson, Loyola M.6.4 
 9. Edwards, Peppe.6.3 
 10. McCarthy, USF6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Colbey ROSS
  Pepperdine
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ross, Pepperdine7.0 
 2. Perkins, Gonzaga6.3 
 3. Ferrari, USF5.5 
 4. Haws, BYU5.1 
 5. Wertz, Santa Clara4.8 
 6. Wright, San Diego4.6 
 7. Batemon, Loyola M.3.5 
 8. Eaddy, Santa Clara3.3 
 9. Walker, Portland3.3 
 10. Tripp, Pacific3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Frankie FERRARI
  USF
  (180-PG-95)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ferrari, USF1.6 
 2. Batemon, Loyola M.1.6 
 3. McClendon, Loyola M.1.5 
 4. Quintana, Loyola M.1.5 
 5. Smith, Pepperdine1.5 
 6. Tripp, Pacific1.5 
 7. Edwards, Peppe.1.4 
 8. Norvell, Gonzaga1.4 
 9. Perkins, Gonzaga1.4 
 10. Wright, San Diego1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon CLARKE
  Gonzaga
  (203-PF-96)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Clarke, Gonzaga2.8 
 2. Akwuba, Portland1.5 
 3. Massalski, San Diego1.5 
 4. Hunter, St.1.4 
 5. Baxter, BYU1.1 
 6. Childs, BYU1.0 
 7. Renfro, USF1.0 
 8. Caruso, Santa Clara1.0 
 9. Markusson, Loyola M.0.9 
 10. Hachimura, Gonzaga0.8 


Saint Marys College of California wins the USA WCC 2018-2019 title (Photo: WCC)

Saint Mary's College of California 2018-19
Randy Bennett Randy Bennett Bennett
Tanner Krebs
Krebs
Jordan Hunter
Hunter
Jordan Ford
Ford
Elijah Thomas
Thomas
Malik Fitts
Fitts
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
0  Krebs Tanner 198 (6'6'') G 96 Australia
1  Hunter Jordan 208 (6'10'') C 0 Australia
3  Ford Jordan 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
10  Thomas Elijah 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
24  Fitts Malik 203 (6'8'') F 0 USA
11  Tass Matthias 208 (6'10'') F/C 99 Estonia
33  Clark Kyle 201 (6'7'') F 97 Australia
42  Fotu Daniel 201 (6'7'') F 99 New Zealand
2  Clinton Quinn 190 (6'3'') G 99 New Zealand
23  Zoriks Kristers 193 (6'4'') G 98 Latvia
5  Perry Jock 216 (7'1'') C 97 Australia
35  Mudronja Alexander 196 (6'5'') G 99 Australia
15  Sheets Dan 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
12  Kuhse Tommy 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Randy Bennett
Coach Assistant: Danny Yoshikawa
Coach Assistant: Marcus Schroeder


Crumpacker: Gaels Gallop Past No. 1 Gonzaga - Mar 13, 2019

LAS VEGAS - In scoring the upset heard 'round college basketball, Saint Mary's slowed the pace of the game down from that of a no-speed-limit autobahn to that of a driver looking for a space in a parking lot.
That's why No. 1 Gonzaga scored 53 fewer points on Tuesday night than it did on Monday night and it's why Saint Mary's is the UCU West Coast Conference Tournament champion after it flummoxed the Zags for 40 minutes in a surprising 60-47 victory at the Orleans Arena.
The Gaels (22-11) will go into the NCAA Tournament on an automatic bid while the Zags (30-3) should still be a No. 1 seed, if not the overall No. 1 seed. Although the result was unexpected, it helped the WCC in placing two teams in the big tournament.
'We beat a really good team,'' Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said. 'That program is as well-coached and well-run as any in college basketball. To be able to beat them is hard to do. To win the tournament, the way we did it, we get a lot of satisfaction out of it. To beat Gonzaga with one of their best teams ever, No. 1 in the country, it's hard to do.''
The way it was accomplished was by controlling the tempo on offense and making sure Gonzaga star Rui Hachimura (6'8''-F-98) was not the difference-maker. The Gaels put a premium on defending the likely NBA Draft lottery pick with such players as Jordan Hunter (6'10''-C), Malik Fitts (6'8''-F), Jock Perry (7'1''-C-97) and Matthias Tass (6'10''-F/C-99). Voila! Hachimura was limited to 9 points and 5 rebounds.
'Bring a lot of help. Don't give him anything easy,'' Bennett said of the game plan on Hachimura. 'Our deal was we don't let Hachimura have a lot of room. Anytime he had the ball he was going to see a lot of bodies.''
From the opening tip until the confetti fluttered down from the rafters of the Orleans Arena, Saint Mary's controlled the pace of play with point guard Jordan Ford (6'1''-G) the conductor of this slow-moving train. The Gaels led 27-24 at halftime, withstood a couple of mini-runs by the Zags and built a 48-41 advantage on Ford's 3-point shot with 7:40 left in the game.
'Move the ball and get good shots,'' Ford said of his marching orders. 'My game plan going in was if I had something, take it. If not, I'm going to slow it down. It was definitely a contributing factor. I did a better job of slowing down the pace and making sure we got good shots.''
Ford was referring to the nadir of Saint Mary's season, when it went to Spokane and left a whipped dog. The 94-46 final was the worst defeat of Bennett's 18 years in Moraga. In the rematch at McKeon Pavilion, the Gaels were much more competitive but still lost the game by 69-55.
'We weren't talking to our guys about not running,'' Bennett said. 'If you take quick shots on them, you're going to get pounded because you can't run with them in transition.''
Bennett had a tape session with his team in which that 94-46 rock-bottom effort was shown from start to finish, along with the more competitive second game. It was a sobering reminder of what not to do when playing the Zags.
'I thought we kind of quit in that game,'' the coach said. 'We gave into them. They can get up on you 20 and if you let it, it can turn to 40. They got us by 48.''
Instead, the Gaels performed a 21st century version of Dean Smith's old four-corners offense by holding onto the ball until the shot clock hit single digits and then take a shot. The best example of this came late in the game when, with the shot clock down to a second or two, guard Tommy Kuhse (6'2''-G) popped off a jumper that made the score 56-47 with 2:07 left in favor of the upstarts.
Gonzaga did not score again in what was its lowest-scoring game of the season by 22 points. A day earlier in the semifinals, the Zags got out in transition against Pepperdine and posted a 100-74 final score.
'That's how they play,'' Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. 'They methodically drive it into the paint. They got a couple of easy baskets. It's hard to speed them up. We had missed opportunities in transition and made some really poor decisions; they were costly. We didn't get much of anything done. It was our worst offensive game of the season. They deserve credit for that.''
In this game, the stats sheet really told the story of the game. Gonzaga made only 18 of 48 shots, was 2 of 17 from 3-point range, was outscored by 32-24 in the paint, 14-9 off turnovers and 11-6 on second-chance baskets. Guard Zach Norvell (6'5''-G-97) Jr., who can look like Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) some nights, was off form in the championship game, as in 1-for-11 overall and 0-for-6 from behind the arc.
An unsung hero for Saint Mary's was the 6-foot-10 Hunter. In 30 yeoman minutes, he had 12 points, 15 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal. Actually, he was sung about. Hunter was named the WCC Tournament's Most Outstanding Player and earned a place on the All-Tournament team with Ford, Gonzaga's Brandon Clarke (6'8''-PF-96), San Diego's Isaiah Pineiro (6'7''-F) and Pepperdine's Colbey Ross (6'1''-G).

WCC Tournament Final: Saint Mary's - Gonzaga 60-47
WCC Tournament Semifinals:
Saint Mary - San Diego 69-62
Gonzaga - Pepperdine 100-74

Courtesy of wccsports.com


All-WCC Awards 2019 - Mar 13, 2019

All-WCC 1st Team 2019
James Batemon
Batemon
Yoeli Childs
Childs
Brandon Clarke
Clarke
Frankie Ferrari
Ferrari
Jordan Ford
Ford

All-Tournament MVP: Jordan Hunter (6'10''-C) of St.Mary's, CA
Player of the Year: Rui Hachimura (6'8''-F-98) of Gonzaga
Defensive Player of the Year: Brandon Clarke (6'8''-PF-96) of Gonzaga
Newcomer of the Year: Brandon Clarke (6'8''-PF-96) of Gonzaga
Coach of the Year: Mark Few of Gonzaga

1st Team
G: James Batemon (6'1''-G) of Loyola Mary
F: Yoeli Childs (6'8''-F-98) of BYU
PF: Brandon Clarke (6'8''-PF-96) of Gonzaga
PG: Frankie Ferrari (5'11''-PG-95) of USF
G: Jordan Ford (6'1''-G) of St.Mary's, CA
F: Rui Hachimura (6'8''-F-98) of Gonzaga
G: Zach Norvell (6'5''-G-97) of Gonzaga
G: Josh Perkins (6'3''-G-95) of Gonzaga
F: Isaiah Pineiro (6'7''-F) of San Diego
G: Colbey Ross (6'1''-G) of Pepperdine

2nd Team
G: Tahj Eaddy (6'1''-G-96) of Santa Clara
F: Malik Fitts (6'8''-F) of St.Mary's, CA
G: TJ Haws (6'4''-G) of BYU
G: Charles Minlend (6'4''-G-97) of USF
G: Olin Carter III (6'3''-G) of San Diego

Honorable Mention
Kameron Edwards (6'6''-F) of Pepperdine
Roberto Gallinat (6'3''-G) of Pacific
Mattias Markusson (7'3''-C-96) of Loyola Mary
Marcus Shaver (6'2''-G-98) of Portland
Jahlil Tripp (6'5''-F) of Pacific
Josip Vrankic (6'8''-F-98) of Santa Clara
Isaiah Wright (6'2''-G-96) of San Diego

All-Tournament Team
G: Jordan Ford (6'1''-G) of St.Mary's, CA
C: Jordan Hunter (6'10''-C) of St.Mary's, CA
PF: Brandon Clarke (6'8''-PF-96) of Gonzaga
F: Isaiah Pineiro (6'7''-F) of San Diego
G: Colbey Ross (6'1''-G) of Pepperdine

All-Freshman Team
F: Gavin Baxter (6'9''-F) of BYU
G/F: Dameane Douglas (6'7''-G/F) of Loyola Mary
F: Kessler Edwards (6'7''-F) of Pepperdine
PF: Filip Petrusev (6'11''-PF-00) of Gonzaga
G: Trey Wertz (6'5''-G) of Santa Clara

All-Academic Team
G: TJ Haws (6'4''-G) of BYU
C: Jordan Hunter (6'10''-C) of St.Mary's, CA
G: Erik Johansson (6'6''-G-96) of Loyola Mary
F: Corey Kispert (6'6''-F-99) of Gonzaga
F: Matthew McCarthy (6'9''-F-96) of USF
G: Charles Minlend (6'4''-G-97) of USF
G: Josh Perkins (6'3''-G-95) of Gonzaga
G: Jordan Ratinho (6'5''-G-98) of USF
F: Nate Renfro (6'8''-F-96) of USF
F: Luke Worthington (6'10''-F) of BYU

All-Academic Team
F:Jeremy Jones (6'7''-F-96) of Gonzaga
G: Khy Kabellis (6'5''-G-95) of Pacific
C:Jimbo Lull (7'0''-C-96) of San Francisco


 

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