Pub’s WCC Awards & Review

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Final Standings

1.   Gonzaga (14-0) 26-5
2.   Saint Mary’s (10-4) 26-6
3.   Portland (9-5) 19-12
4.   Santa Clara (7-7) 16-17
5.   San Diego (6-8) 16-16
6.   Pepperdine (5-9) 9-23
7.   San Francisco (7-11) 11-19
8.   Loyola Marymount(2-12) 3-28

Who’s Dancing: Gonzaga: No surprise here. Gonzaga once again dominated the league. Perfect regular season and they won the conf tourney

On the Bubble

Saint Mary’s, 26-6, 47rpi: Had Patty Mills not been injured during the Gaels first meeting with the Zags there’d be no question about whether or not Saint Mary’s should be in the tourney. I think the committee should give them the benefit of the doubt but we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

MVP: Patrick “Patty” Mills, So., G, Saint Mary’s: 17.8ppg, 3.7apg, 2.6rpg, 2.3spg: With this Aussie in the lineup the Gaels were a completely different team. I don’t care that he missed 9.5 games. If anything that showed just how valuable he was to this team

Most Outstanding Defender: John Bryant, Sr., C, Santa Clara: 18.1ppg, 14.2rpg, 2.5bpg, 1.1apg: Bryant was probably the conf MOP but we only give out MVP for the WCC. However after leading the conf in rebounds and blocks there’s no question that Bryant deserved this award

Most Outstanding Freshman: Kevin Foster, Fr., G, Santa Clara: 14.7ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.3spg, 2.4apg

Pub All-WCC Team

  • G: Patty Mills, So., G, Saint Mary’s: 17.8ppg, 3.7apg, 2.6rpg, 2.3spg
  • G: Nic Raivio, Jr., Portland: 15.7ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.3agp, 1.3spg
  • F: Dior Lowhorn, Jr., San Francisco: 20.1ppg, 6.9rpg, .8apg, .5spg, 0.9bpg
  • F:  Diamon Simpson, Sr., Saint Mary’s: 13.8ppg, 10.5rpg, 1.7bpg, 1.7spg
  • C:  John Bryant, Sr., Santa Clara: 18.1ppg, 14.2rpg, 2.5bpg, 1.1apg, .596 FG%

Top Coach

Eric Reveno, Portland: The Pilots finished much better than expected this season. In the preseason poll Portland was picked to finish just 6th in the conf. But Reveno coached this team into a 3rd place finish. The Pilots improved to 19-12 after finishing  just 9-22 last season. And that  is very impressive

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