Brief Wrap-Up of WCC Action, January 9th

Jan 9, 2014; Provo, UT, USA; Brigham Young Cougars forward Nate Austin (33) is fouled by Pepperdine Waves forward David Jesperson (12) while shooting the ball during the second half at Marriott Center. Brigham Young Cougars won the game 84-72. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Due to having so many games in such a short period of time, here is a brief wrap-up of action in the WCC tonight.

 

BYU 84, Pepperdine 72

The Cougars got revenge against the Pepperdine Waves tonight, defeating the depleted Waves by 8 points.

Brendan Lane (Knee), Malcolm Brooks (Ankle) and Nikolas Skouen (Illness) did not play for Pepperdine tonight, taking away 2 of the Waves top scorers and a quality reserve. Eric Mika (Back) also did not play for BYU tonight, reducing the amount of post scoring for the Cougars.

Kyle Collinsworth was on triple-double watch all night for BYU, but fell 1 assist short of approaching that feat. The sophomore guard finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Tyler Haws led all scorers with 35 points, and Skylar Halford followed with 10.

Pepperdine had three players finished with double-digit points – two freshman and one sophomore. Davis led the Waves with 17 points, while Jeremy Major and Lamond Murray Jr. finished with 14 and 10 points respectively. Murray Jr. led the Waves in rebounding with 6 and Jeremy Major finished with 6 assists, which also led the Waves.

BYU shot 47% from the field, Pepperdine shot 40% from the field. The Cougars outrebounded Pepperdine 40-27.

 

San Francisco 81, Pacific 72

It took overtime for San Francisco to defeat Pacific, but the Dons got the victory thanks to the great play of Matt Glover, Cole Dickerson and Avry Holmes.

With 5.5 seconds to play in regulation, Andrew Bock found a cutting Sama Taku, who subsequently scored a layup to tie the game at 63. Matt Glover missed a contested runner at the buzzer, and the game went to overtime.

San Francisco dominated the overtime period, outscoring Pacific by a score of 18-9.

Avry Holmes scored 18 points, as well as dropping 8 dimes, both team highs. Matt Glover was not far behind with 16 points, and also led USF in rebounding with 9. Cole Dickerson finished with 14 points on the night, along with 8 rebounds.

Pacific was led by Andrew Bock, who finished with 17 points and 4 assists. Tony Gill, Sama Taku and Aaron Short led the rebounding charge for Pacific, with each finishing with 7 apiece.

 

San Diego 74, LMU 65

San Diego recorded its first conference win this season with a 9 point victory over LMU.

Duda Sanadze scored 22 points to lead the Toreros, which included a 14-15 performance from the free throw line. Christopher Anderson emerged from his shooting slump, going 9-15 from the field to finish with 20 points. Dennis Kramer was the other Toreros to finish in double-figures with 14 points.

Loyola Marymount was led by Anthony Ireland, who scored 18 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out 4 assists, all team-highs. Freshman Evan Payne also finished in double-digits with 17 points.

 

Santa Clara 57, Saint Mary’s 55

Rivalry games are known to provide great excitement and create unforgettable memories. This Bay Area rivalry did not disappoint, as the Broncos defeated Saint Mary’s in a thriller.

Stephen Holt nailed a three-pointer in the corner to put the Gaels up 54-52 with 23 seconds left. The Broncos did not find an open look initially and called a timeout with just over 5 seconds to play. With under one second to play, freshman guard Jared Brownridge took a deep contested three-pointer that sliced through the net to put the Broncos once again up by 1. The Saint Mary’s desperation heave at the buzzer was to no avail, and the Broncos ran out of McKeon Pavilion with a 1 point victory.

Jared Brownridge led the Broncos with 23 points and 6 rebounds, both team highs. Brandon Clark was the only other Bronco to finish with double-digit points. The junior guard finished with 20 points.

Brad Waldow recorded a double-double (17 points, 14 rebounds) in the loss. He also had 5 blocks. Holt led the Gaels with 5 assists. Beau Levesque and James Walker III finished with 12 points apiece.

 

Portland 82, Gonzaga 73

The Portland Pilots knocked off the Gonzaga Bulldogs for the first time since the 2003 season, and the Pilot fans stormed the court to celebrate such feat.

Portland received solid scoring outputs from Bryce Pressley, Alec Wintering, Kevin Bailey, Bobby Sharp and Thomas van der Mars, who finished with 16, 14, 13, 12 and 11 points respectively. Senior forward and Spokane native Ryan Nicholas controlled the glass with 9 rebounds. Pressley dished out 9 assists in the victory.

Sam Dower led the Bulldogs scoring charge with 14 points. Kevin Pangos, Przemek Karnowski and Gerard Coleman also finished in double-digits – Pangos finished with 12 and Karnowski and Coleman finished with 11 apiece. Angel Nunez’s and Kyle Dranginis’s 5 rebounds were team-highs for the Bulldogs. Pangos and Dranginis finished with 6 assists in the loss.Due to having so many games in such a short period of time, here is a brief wrap-up of action in the WCC tonight.

 

 

BYU 84, Pepperdine 72

The Cougars got revenge against the Pepperdine Waves tonight, defeating the depleted Waves by 8 points.

Brendan Lane (Knee), Malcolm Brooks (Ankle) and Nikolas Skouen (Illness) did not play for Pepperdine tonight, taking away 2 of the Waves top scorers and a quality reserve. Eric Mika (Back) also did not play for BYU tonight, reducing the amount of post scoring for the Cougars.

Kyle Collinsworth was on triple-double watch all night for BYU, but fell 1 assist short of approaching that feat. The sophomore guard finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Tyler Haws led all scorers with 35 points, and Skylar Halford followed with 10.

Pepperdine had three players finished with double-digit points – two freshman and one sophomore. Davis led the Waves with 17 points, while Jeremy Major and Lamond Murray Jr. finished with 14 and 10 points respectively. Murray Jr. led the Waves in rebounding with 6 and Jeremy Major finished with 6 assists, which also led the Waves.

BYU shot 47% from the field, Pepperdine shot 40% from the field. The Cougars outrebounded Pepperdine 40-27.

 

San Francisco 81, Pacific 72

It took overtime for San Francisco to defeat Pacific, but the Dons got the victory thanks to the great play of Matt Glover, Cole Dickerson and Avry Holmes.

With 5.5 seconds to play in regulation, Andrew Bock found a cutting Sama Taku, who subsequently scored a layup to tie the game at 63. Matt Glover missed a contested runner at the buzzer, and the game went to overtime.

San Francisco dominated the overtime period, outscoring Pacific by a score of 18-9.

Avry Holmes scored 18 points, as well as dropping 8 dimes, both team highs. Matt Glover was not far behind with 16 points, and also led USF in rebounding with 9. Cole Dickerson finished with 14 points on the night, along with 8 rebounds.

Pacific was led by Andrew Bock, who finished with 17 points and 4 assists. Tony Gill, Sama Taku and Aaron Short led the rebounding charge for Pacific, with each finishing with 7 apiece.

 

San Diego 74, LMU 65

San Diego recorded its first conference win this season with a 9 point victory over LMU.

Duda Sanadze scored 22 points to lead the Toreros, which included a 14-15 performance from the free throw line. Christopher Anderson emerged from his shooting slump, going 9-15 from the field to finish with 20 points. Dennis Kramer was the other Toreros to finish in double-figures with 14 points.

Loyola Marymount was led by Anthony Ireland, who scored 18 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out 4 assists, all team-highs. Freshman Evan Payne also finished in double-digits with 17 points.

 

Santa Clara 57, Saint Mary’s 55

Rivalry games are known to provide great excitement and create unforgettable memories. This Bay Area rivalry did not disappoint, as the Broncos defeated Saint Mary’s in a thriller.

Stephen Holt nailed a three-pointer in the corner to put the Gaels up 54-52 with 23 seconds left. The Broncos did not find an open look initially and called a timeout with just over 5 seconds to play. With under one second to play, freshman guard Jared Brownridge took a deep contested three-pointer that sliced through the net to put the Broncos once again up by 1. The Saint Mary’s desperation heave at the buzzer was to no avail, and the Broncos ran out of McKeon Pavilion with a 1 point victory.

Jared Brownridge led the Broncos with 23 points and 6 rebounds, both team highs. Brandon Clark was the only other Bronco to finish with double-digit points. The junior guard finished with 20 points.

Brad Waldow recorded a double-double (17 points, 14 rebounds) in the loss. He also had 5 blocks. Holt led the Gaels with 5 assists. Beau Levesque and James Walker III finished with 12 points apiece.

 

Portland 82, Gonzaga 73

The Portland Pilots knocked off the Gonzaga Bulldogs for the first time since the 2003 season, and the Pilot fans stormed the court to celebrate such feat.

Portland received solid scoring outputs from Bryce Pressley, Alec Wintering, Kevin Bailey, Bobby Sharp and Thomas van der Mars, who finished with 16, 14, 13, 12 and 11 points respectively. Senior forward and Spokane native Ryan Nicholas controlled the glass with 9 rebounds. Pressley dished out 9 assists in the victory.

 

Sam Dower led the Bulldogs scoring charge with 14 points. Kevin Pangos, Przemek Karnowski and Gerard Coleman also finished in double-digits – Pangos finished with 12 and Karnowski and Coleman finished with 11 apiece. Angel Nunez’s and Kyle Dranginis’s 5 rebounds were team-highs for the Bulldogs. Pangos and Dranginis finished with 6 assists in the loss.

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