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SWZag
03-04-2014, 08:30 AM
ESPN (blog): Planning for Success: A deeper WCC (http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/94985/planning-for-success-a-deeper-wcc)

KREM: Zags carry momentum into WCC Tournament (http://www.krem.com/sports/Zags-carry-momentum-into-WCC-Tournament-248315721.html)


Since Mark Few took over, Gonzaga has never gone into the postseason following a loss.

West Coast Convo: WCC Tournament Team Preview: Loyola Marymount Lions (http://westcoastconvo.com/2014/03/04/wcc-tournament-team-preview-loyola-marymount-lions/)

West Coast Convo: WCC Tournament Team Preview: Pacific (http://westcoastconvo.com/2014/03/04/wcc-tournament-team-preview-pacific/)

West Coast Convo: WCC Tournament Team Preview: Santa Clara (http://westcoastconvo.com/2014/03/04/wcc-tournament-team-preview-santa-clara/)

TSSF: 2014 WCC Tournament preview: Everything is on the line for BYU and Gonzaga (http://www.slipperstillfits.com/2014/3/4/5467202/2014-wcc-tournament-preview-gonzaga-byu)

SWZag

gonzagafan62
03-04-2014, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the links. They were very interesting! Much appreciated!

rawkmandale
03-04-2014, 06:28 PM
I enjoyed the ESPN blog by Eamonn Brennan, though it could have been a bit longer, partly to talk about the way the league got off to a hot non-conference start and the good o.o.c. wins by BYU. It might have also pointed out the strong RPI and BPI rankings for Gonzaga (27 and 29 respectively - higher than many years in the past).

SWZag
03-04-2014, 08:03 PM
Inside Bay Area News.com: College basketball notebook: WCC tournament key to Bay Area teams' NCAA hopes (http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_25267616/college-basketball-notebook-wcc-tournament-key-bay-teams)

Gonzaga Bulletin: Tenting for WCC tournament shut down (http://www.gonzagabulletin.com/online_only/article_5c0898d4-a41d-11e3-8cab-0017a43b2370.html)

Zags11
03-05-2014, 12:14 AM
Postseason of the wcc? If not, we lost couple wcc finals and made march.

SWZag
03-05-2014, 07:30 AM
The Salt Lake City Tribune: BYU basketball: New look, new contenders for WCC tournament (http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57631866-88/byu-gonzaga-san-tournament.html.csp)

West Coast Convo: WCC Tournament Team Preview: Portland (http://westcoastconvo.com/2014/03/04/wcc-tournament-team-preview-portland/)

VinnyZag
03-05-2014, 11:35 AM
I look forward to this every year. It's Ken Pomeroy's projection for the WCC tournament. It's on his blog (http://kenpom.com/blog/index.php/weblog/entry/wcc_log51), which I believe is free, but suffice to say that he projects a 48.5 percent chance of GU winning the auto-bid. That's lower than I expected. It's partly structural ... gotta play three games this year instead of two.

KenPom has this to say about the Zags:


By the way, Gonzaga would appear to be somewhat underrated nationally. They have six losses, including four on the road, one semi-away, and one neutral. Sure, they don’t have a pile of quality wins, but among recent Bulldog teams, this one stacks up pretty well. They’ll be a pain for the team that draws them in the round of 64.

primal23
03-05-2014, 11:40 AM
I look forward to this every year. It's Ken Pomeroy's projection for the WCC tournament. It's on his blog (http://kenpom.com/blog/index.php/weblog/entry/wcc_log51), which I believe is free, but suffice to say that he projects a 48.5 percent chance of GU winning the auto-bid. That's lower than I expected. It's partly structural ... gotta play three games this year instead of two.

KenPom has this to say about the Zags:

That's high praise from KPom.

gonzagafan62
03-05-2014, 11:41 AM
I found this pretty interesting too:

Chance of bid thief: 29 percent (Teams other than Gonzaga and BYU)
Current kPOY: Sam Dower, Gonzaga

SWZag
03-06-2014, 11:00 AM
Fox: 2014 West Coast Conference Tournament Preview (http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/03/05/2014-west-coast-conference-tournament-preview/)

West Coast Convo: Pacific Takes on Santa Clara in 8-9 Matchup (http://westcoastconvo.com/2014/03/06/pacific-takes-santa-clara-8-9-matchup/)

Recordnet.com: Pacific Tigers - Forget past for WCC Tournament debut (http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140306/A_SPORTS/403060332)

SF Chronical: SCU men, USF and SCU women to begin WCC tourney play (http://www.sfgate.com/collegesports/article/SCU-men-USF-and-SCU-women-to-begin-WCC-tourney-5292000.php)

Las Vegas Review -Journal: BYU aims to end WCC tourney skid (http://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/byu-aims-end-wcc-tourney-skid)