2015 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 6–10, 2015 at the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The winner of the tournament received the conference's automatic bid into the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

2015 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams10
SiteOrleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsGonzaga (14th title)
Winning coachMark Few (12th title)
MVPKyle Wiltjer[1] (Gonzaga)
TelevisionESPN/ESPN2/BYUtv/WCC TV
2014–15 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#7 Gonzaga171 .944  353  .921
BYU135 .722  2510  .714
Saint Mary's135 .722  2110  .677
Pepperdine108 .556  1814  .563
San Diego810 .444  1516  .484
Portland711 .389  1716  .515
Santa Clara711 .389  1418  .438
San Francisco711 .389  1418  .438
Pacific414 .222  1219  .387
Loyola Marymount414 .222  823  .258
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

WCC Tiebreaker procedures are as follows:

  1. Head-to-head
  2. Better record against a higher seed
  3. Higher RPI
Seed School Conference Overall* Tiebreaker
1 Gonzaga 17–1 29–2
2 BYU 13–5 23–8 1–1 vs. Gonzaga
3 Saint Mary's 13–5 21–8 0–2 vs. Gonzaga
4 Pepperdine 10–8 17–12
5 San Diego 8–10 15–15
6 Portland 7–11 16–14 2–0 vs. Santa Clara, 1–1 vs. San Francisco
7 Santa Clara 7–11 13–17 0–2 vs. Portland, 1–1 vs. Saint Mary's
8 San Francisco 7–11 13–17 1–1 vs. Portland, 0–2 vs. Saint Mary's
9 Pacific 4–14 12–18 1–1 vs. Santa Clara
10 Loyola Marymount 4–14 8–22 0–2 vs. Santa Clara

* Overall record at end of regular season.

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup#
First round – Friday, March 6
1 1 6:00 pm #8 San Francisco vs. #9 Pacific
2 8:00 pm #7 Santa Clara vs. #10 Loyola Marymount
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 7
2 3 12:00 pm #3 Saint Mary's vs. #6 Portland
4 2:00 pm #4 Pepperdine vs. #5 San Diego
3 5 6:00 pm #1 Gonzaga vs. #8 San Francisco
6 8:00 pm #2 BYU vs. #7 Santa Clara
Semifinals – Monday, March 9
4 7 6:00 pm #4 Pepperdine vs. #1 Gonzaga
8 8:30 pm #6 Portland vs. #2 BYU
Championship – Tuesday, March 10
5 9 6:00 pm #1 Gonzaga vs. #2 BYU
*Game times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.[2]

Bracket

  • All non-ESPN games will be shown online on TheW.tv.
  First round
Friday, March 6
BYUtv
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 7
TWC SportsNet, RTNW, CSNCA, BYUtv (afternoon)
ESPN2 (evening)
Semifinals
Monday, March 9
ESPN (early)
ESPN2 (late)
Championship
Tuesday, March 10
ESPN
Westwood One
                                     
       
  1 Gonzaga 81  
    8 San Francisco 72  
8 San Francisco 62
9 Pacific 58  
  1 Gonzaga 79  
  4 Pepperdine 61  
       
       
  4 Pepperdine 50
    5 San Diego 47  
     
       
  1 Gonzaga 91
  2 BYU 75
       
       
  2 BYU 78
    7 Santa Clara 76  
7 Santa Clara 85
10 Loyola Marymount 54  
  2 BYU 84
  6 Portland 70  
       
       
  3 Saint Mary's 52
    6 Portland 69  
     

Game summaries

San Francisco vs. Pacific

Series History: San Francisco leads 54-27
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 6
6:00 pm PST
Pacific Tigers 58, San Francisco Dons 62
Scoring by half: 28-28, 30-34
Pts: TJ Wallace 14
Rebs: Eric Thompson 8
Asts: TJ Wallace 4
Pts: Kruize Pinkins & Tim Derksen 14
Rebs: Matt Glover 10
Asts: Devin Watson 6
Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 7,110[3]
Referees: Michael Reed, Kevin Brill, Michael Irving

Santa Clara vs. Loyola Marymount

Series History: Santa Clara leads 84-59
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler

BYUtv
Mar 6
8:00 pm PST
Loyola Marymount Lions 54, Santa Clara Broncos 85
Scoring by half: 22-36, 32-49
Pts: Evan Payne 29
Rebs: Evan Payne 9
Asts: Evan Payne & Marin Mornar 2
Pts: Brandon Clark & Jared Brownridge 19
Rebs: Jarvis Pugh 7
Asts: Jarvis Pugh 6
Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 7,110[4]
Referees: Tommy Nunez, Deron White, Michael Greenstein

Saint Mary's vs. Portland

Series History: Saint Mary's leads 60-29
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler (BYUtv)
Barry Tompkins, Casey Jacobsen, and Kelli Tennant (WCC TV)

BYUtv
WCC TV
Mar 7
12:00 pm PST
Portland Pilots 69, Saint Mary's Gaels 52
Scoring by half: 32-27, 37-26
Pts: Kevin Bailey 16
Rebs: Volodymyr Gerun 6
Asts: Alec Wintering 4
Pts: Brad Waldow 25
Rebs: Brad Waldow 8
Asts: Kerry Carter 2
Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 8,537[5]
Referees: Glen Mayberry, Horace Shields, Coban Lopez

Pepperdine vs. San Diego

Series History: Pepperdine leads 59-41
Broadcasters: Dave McCann and Blaine Fowler (BYUtv)
Barry Tompkins, Casey Jacobsen, and Kelli Tennant (WCC TV)

BYUtv
WCC TV
Mar 7
2:30 pm PST
San Diego Toreros 47, Pepperdine Waves 50
Scoring by half: 24-18, 23-32
Pts: Johnny Dee & Vasa Pusica 11
Rebs: Thomas Jacobs 9
Asts: Chris Anderson 5
Pts: Stacy Davis 19
Rebs: Stacy Davis 8
Asts: Stacy Davis & Shawn Olden 3
Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 8,537[6]
Referees: Ken Ditty, Daryl Galinas, Dennis Flannery

Gonzaga vs. San Francisco

Series History: Gonzaga leads 50-22
Broadcasters: Beth Mowins and Stan Heath

Mar 7
6:00 pm PST
San Francisco Dons 72, Gonzaga Bulldogs 81
Scoring by half: 29-27, 43-54
Pts: Mark Tollefsen & Tim Derksen 21
Rebs: Tim Derksen 10
Asts: Devin Watson 3
Pts: Przemek Karnowski 24
Rebs: Kyle Wiltjer 8
Asts: Kevin Pangos 5
Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 8,537[7]
Referees: Klaus Endrissat, Rob Rorke, Ronald Brokenbrough

BYU vs. Santa Clara

Series History: BYU leads 23-5
Broadcasters: Beth Mowins and Stan Heath

ESPN2
Mar 7
8:30 pm PST
Santa Clara Broncos 76, BYU Cougars 78
Scoring by half: 36-36, 40-42
Pts: Jared Brownridge 29
Rebs: Nate Kratch 7
Asts: Brandon Clark 7
Pts: Tyler Haws 30
Rebs: Tyler Haws 9
Asts: Kyle Collinsworth & Frank Bartley IV 3
Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 8,537[8]
Referees: Deldre Carr, Marc Beasley, Kurt Walker

Gonzaga vs. Pepperdine

Series History: Gonzaga leads 48-31
Broadcasters: Beth Mowins, Stan Heath, and Jeff Goodman

Mar 9
6:00 pm PDT
Pepperdine Waves 61, Gonzaga Bulldogs 79
Scoring by half: 33-35, 28-44
Pts: Stacy Davis 15
Rebs: Stacy Davis 7
Asts: Jeremy Major 3
Pts: Byron Wesley 25
Rebs: Kyle Wiltjer 9
Asts: Kevin Pangos 6
Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 8,546[9]
Referees: Kevin Brill, Glen Mayberry, Deldre Carr

BYU vs. Portland

Series History: BYU leads 12-1
Broadcasters: Beth Mowins, Stan Heath, and Jeff Goodman

ESPN2
Mar 9
8:30 pm PDT
Portland Pilots 70, BYU Cougars 84
Scoring by half: 24-42, 46-42
Pts: Thomas Van Der Mars 16
Rebs: Thomas Van Der Mars 9
Asts: Bobby Sharp 3
Pts: Chase Fischer 24
Rebs: Kyle Collinsworth 14
Asts: Kyle Collinsworth 11
Collinsworth 6th triple double
Ties NCAA career mark
Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 8,546[10]

WCC Championship: Gonzaga vs. BYU

Series History: Gonzaga leads 8–4
Broadcasters: Dave Pasch, Sean Farnham, and Jeff Goodman (ESPN)
Kevin Calabro & Bill Frieder (Westwood One)

ESPN
Mar 10
6:00 pm PDT
BYU Cougars 75, Gonzaga Bulldogs 91
Scoring by half: 42-48, 33-43
Pts: Kyle Collinsworth 28
Rebs: Corbin Kaufusi 9
Asts: Kyle Collinsworth 5
Pts: Kyle Wiltjer 18
Rebs: Kyle Wiltjer 10
Asts: Kevin Pangos 5
Orleans Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 8,585[11]
Referees: Tommy Nunez, Mike Greenstein, Michael Irving

See also

References

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