2014 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was held March 6–11, 2014 at Orleans Arena in the Las Vegas Valley community of Paradise, Nevada. This was the sixth consecutive year the WCC Tournament took place in Vegas after the WCC and the Orleans Hotel and Casino, which operates the arena, reached a 3-year extension to keep the tournament in Vegas through 2016.[3]

2014 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
2014 WCC Women's Tournament from Las Vegas
ClassificationDivision I
Season201314
Teams10
Finals siteOrleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsGonzaga (6th title)
Winning coachKelly Graves (6th title)
MVPSunny Greinacher (Gonzaga)
TelevisionESPNU/BYUtv
2013–14 West Coast Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#18 Gonzaga162 .889  295  .853
BYU144 .778  287  .800
Pacific126 .667  1813  .581
Saint Mary's117 .611  2310  .697
San Diego117 .611  249  .727
Portland711 .389  1416  .467
Santa Clara612 .333  1020  .333
San Francisco612 .333  1219  .387
Loyola Marymount612 .333  921  .300
Pepperdine117 .056  625  .194
2014 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament winner
As of March 29, 2014; Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

Format

With the addition of the University of the Pacific, bringing the WCC to 10 members, the conference adopted a more traditional tournament format. Under the new format, the top 6 seeds receive 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 begins on a Thursday. BYUtv airs all games, except for the championship, and simulcasts them on the WCC's streaming video outlet, TheW.tv. The tournament championship airs on ESPNU.

The former second round is now the quarterfinal round. It takes place on Friday and has 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 feature the 3 seed playing the 6 seed, and the 4 seed playing the 5 seed.

After two off-days, the semifinals take 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.

The championship takes place on Tuesday and features the semifinal winners. As in the recent past, the championship game continues to be broadcast on ESPNU.[4]

Seeds

2014 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament seeds
Seed School Conference Record Overall Record
(End of Regular Season)
Tiebreaker
1. Gonzaga 16-2 26-4
2. BYU 14-4 24-5
3. Pacific 12-6 17-11
4. Saint Mary's 11-7 21-8 1-1 vs. Gonzaga
5. San Diego 11-7 22-7 0-2 vs. Gonzaga
6. Portland 7-11 14-15
7. Santa Clara 6-12 10-19 3-1 vs. USF & LMU
8. San Francisco 6-12 11-18 2-2 vs. Santa Clara & LMU
9. Loyola Marymount 6-12 9-20 1-3 vs. Santa Clara & USF
10. Pepperdine 1-17 5-24

Schedule

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

Bracket and Scores

  First Round
Thursday, March 6
BYUtv
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 7
BYUtv
Semifinals
Monday, March 10
BYUtv
Championship Game
Tuesday, March 11
ESPNU
                                     
       
  1 Gonzaga 81  
    8 San Francisco 68  
8 San Francisco 63
9 Loyola Marymount 62  
  1 Gonzaga 68  
  4 Saint Mary's 60  
       
       
  4 Saint Mary's 60
    5 San Diego 58  
     
       
  1 Gonzaga 71
  2 BYU 57
       
       
  2 BYU 77
    10 Pepperdine 51  
7 Santa Clara 74
10 Pepperdine 80  
  2 BYU 77
  3 Pacific 64  
       
       
  3 Pacific 84
    6 Portland 72  
     

Game Summaries

Pepperdine vs. Santa Clara

Series History: Pepperdine leads 34-33
Broadcasters: Spencer Linton & Kristen Kozlowski

BYUtv
Mar 6
12:00 pm PST
Pepperdine Waves 80, Santa Clara Broncos 74
Scoring by half: 32-26, 48-48
Pts: Ea Shoushtari 30
Rebs: Amanda Lovely 9
Asts: Keitra Wallace 4
Pts: Nici Gilday 27
Rebs: Jo Paine 9
Asts: Montana Walters 4
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: N/A[5]
Referees: Michelle Russi, Bart Baldwin, Brian Woods

Loyola Marymount vs. San Francisco

Series History: Series even 33-33
Broadcasters: Spencer Linton & Kristen Kozlowski

BYUtv
Mar 6
2:00 pm PST
Loyola Marymount Lions 62, San Francisco Dons 63
Scoring by half: 34-27, 28-36
Pts: Deanna Johnson 16
Rebs: Mackenzie Keirns 15
Asts: Hazel Ramirez 7
Pts: Taj Winston 16
Rebs: Taj Winston 9
Asts: Taj Winston 5
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,688[6]
Referees: Darren Krzesnik, Wanda Szeremeta, Ken Nash

Pacific vs. Portland

Series History: Portland leads 7-3
Broadcasters: Spencer Linton & Kristen Kozlowski
This game would become the final game for Portland coach Jim Sollars, who would retire after 28 seasons.[7] During his post-game press conference, Sollars would thank his wife for all the hardships he put her through. His exact words, "Before I go I have to say one thing… I always forget the most important person in this whole thing. My wife has been through approximately 40 years of weekends with 13 beautiful women and all the complaining that I bring home. And I cannot thank her enough."[8]

BYUtv
Mar 7
12:00 pm PST
Portland Pilots 72, Pacific Tigers 84
Scoring by half: 33-44, 39-40
Pts: Kari Luttinen 22
Rebs: Amy Pupa 11
Asts: Hannah Mattson, Jasmine Wooton, & Amy Pupa 3
Pts: Kiki Moore 28
Rebs: Kendall Kenyon 9
Asts: Madison Parrish & Kiki Moore 4
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: N/A[9]
Referees: Bart Baldwin, Kenneth Nash, Tiffany Bird

Pepperdine vs. BYU

Series History: BYU leads 7-2
Broadcasters: Spencer Linton & Kristen Kozlowski

BYUtv
Mar 7
2:00 pm PST
Pepperdine Waves 51, BYU Cougars 77
Scoring by half: 22-42, 29-35
Pts: Keitra Wallace 14
Rebs: Grace Leah Baughn & Allie Green 7
Asts: Ea Shoushtari 4
Pts: Lexi Eaton & Morgan Bailey 17
Rebs: Ashley Garfield 13
Asts: Kim Beeston 7
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: N/A[10]
Referees: Wanda Szeremeta, Benny Luna, Gordon Torigoe

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco

Series History: Gonzaga leads 33-24
Broadcasters: Dave McCann & Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 7
6:00 pm PST
San Francisco Dons 68, Gonzaga Bulldogs 81
Scoring by half: 27-38, 41-43
Pts: Taylor Proctor 28
Rebs: Taylor Proctor 8
Asts: Zhane Dikes 4
Pts: Sunny Greinacher 22
Rebs: Shelby Cheslek 10
Asts: Haiden Palmer & Jazmine Redmon 4
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: N/A[11]
Referees: Darren Krzesnik, Brian Woods, Bethany Graves

San Diego vs. Saint Mary's

Series History: Saint Mary's leads 38-27
Broadcasters: Dave McCann & Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 7
8:00 pm PST
San Diego Toreros 58, Saint Mary's Gaels 61
Scoring by half: 33-23, 25-37
Pts: Amy Kame 12
Rebs: Amy Kame 9
Asts: Amy Kame 3
Pts: Jackie Nared 20
Rebs: Danielle Mauldin 11
Asts: Kate Gaze 5
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: N/A[12]
Referees: Michelle Russi, Richard Waters, Ify Seales

Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary's

Series History: Gonzaga leads 34-25
Broadcasters: Dave McCann & Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 10
12:00 pm PST
Saint Mary's Gaels 60, Gonzaga Bulldogs 68
Scoring by half: 26-37, 34-31
Pts: Jackie Nared 29
Rebs: Jackie Nared & Danielle Mauldin 11
Asts: Kate Gaze 2
Pts: Haiden Palmer 16
Rebs: Shelby Cheslek 14
Asts: Jazmine Redmon 3
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: N/A[13]
Referees: Karen Lasuik, Bart Baldwin, Cheryl Flores

BYU vs. Pacific

Series History: BYU leads 6-2
Broadcasters: Dave McCann & Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 10
2:00 pm PST
Pacific Tigers 64, BYU Cougars 77
Scoring by half: 24-35, 40-42
Pts: Kiki Moore 26
Rebs: Sam Pettinger 9
Asts: Madison Parrish 4
Pts: Stephanie Rovetti 15
Rebs: Jennifer Hamson 8
Asts: Kim Beeston and Lexi Eaton 3
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: N/A[14]
Referees: Michelle Russi, Darren Kresnik, Brian Woods

WCC Championship: BYU vs. Gonzaga

Series History: Gonzaga leads 8-6
Broadcasters: Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham (ESPNU)
Dave McCann & Blaine Fowler (BYU Radio)

Mar 11
1:00 pm PST
BYU Cougars 57, Gonzaga Bulldogs 71
Scoring by half: 14-30, 43-41
Pts: Jennifer Hamson 24
Rebs: Jennifer Hamson & Lexi Eaton 7
Asts: Kim Beeston 5
Pts: Keani Albanez 20
Rebs: Sunny Greinacher 7
Asts: Jazmine Redmon 5
Orleans Arena
Paradise, NV
Attendance: 7,898[15]
Referees: Bob Scofield, Cathi Cornell, Michol Murray

All tournament team

Tournament MVP in bold.[16]

Name School Pos. Year Ht. Hometown
Sunny Greinacher Gonzaga F[17] Junior 6-4 Essen, Germany
Jennifer Hamson BYU C[18] Senior 6-7 Lindon, Utah
KiKi Moore Pacific G[19] Senior 5-8 San Francisco, California
Jazmine Redmon Gonzaga G[17] Senior 5-9 Spokane, Washington
Lindsay Sherbert Gonzaga G[17] Junior 6-0 Temecula, California

See also

References

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  7. "Jim Sollars, Portland head coach of 28 years, to retire at end of season". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
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