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WCC Thursday Night Round-up: 2/18/16

All ten West Coast Conference teams were in action late last night. Did you miss any of the action? We've got you covered.

Stacy Davis' case for best Wave ever just took a big step forward.
Stacy Davis' case for best Wave ever just took a big step forward.
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

WCC Standings

Rank Team Record
1. Gonzaga Bulldogs 21-6 (13-2)
2. Saint Mary's Gaels 21-4 (12-3)
3. BYU Cougars 20-8 (11-4)
4. Pepperdine Waves 16-11 (9-7)
5. San Francisco Dons 15-11 (8-7)
6. Santa Clara Broncos 10-17 (6-9)
7. Portland Pilots 11-17 (5-10)
8. Pacific Tigers 7-18 (5-10)
9. LMU Lions 11-16 (4-12)
10. San Diego Toreros 8-17 (3-11)

Thursday's Scores

Pacific Tigers 68 at Gonzaga Bulldogs 90

Saint Mary's Gaels 74 at Portland Pilots 72

Santa Clara Broncos 76 at LMU Lions 72

San Francisco Dons 82 at Pepperdine Waves 72

BYU Cougars 69 at San Diego Toreros 67

Storylines

  • Stacy Davis was WCC Newcomer of the Year as a freshman. Since then he's been all-WCC First Team twice. The senior forward keyed the program's turnaround under Marty Wilson. Now, he's Pepperdine's all-time leading scorer as well. He passed Dane Suttle in the first half of the Waves game against San Francisco tonight.

  • The Gaels are sitting precariously on the bubble as it is, and narrowly avoided a devastating loss at Portland. The Pilots kept it close all game as they looked to pick up yet another major upset at Chiles Center. After a sloppy final couple minutes knocked both teams out of their rhythm, Joe Rahon dribbled the clock down for nearly 30 seconds before banking in a floater off the glass with 2.7 seconds left. The Gaels escaped with a 74-72 victory. Up next, a critical game at Gonzaga on Saturday.
  • Speaking of the Zags, they knocked off Pacific 90-68 behind yet another huge outing from their frontcourt duo. Kyle Wiltjer led all scorers with 26 points. But, once again, Domantas Sabonis deserves player of the game honors thanks to a 23 point, 10 rebound night.
  • Jared Brownridge came up big for the Broncos. The junior scoring machine was held to just three points in the first half against LMU. As Santa Clara rallied for a road win Brownridge put up 23 second half points. He had been held under 20 points in every game so far this month.
  • San Diego is the worst team in the conference and struggles mightily to score the basketball but the Toreros put up 67 points and nearly took down BYU at home. The Cougars pulled off a two point win, but have to turn around and play the Toreros again on Saturday.