WCC announces championship schedules

The West Coast Conference announced the brackets and game times for the 2016 WCC Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The tournament will begin with a women’s opening round match-up at 12:00 p.m. PST on Thursday, March 3 and continue through the men’s championship game on Tuesday, March 8. All 17 games will be televised live nationwide, and all 17 will be streamed on-line. 

Saint Mary’s and Gonzaga finished as the WCC men’s basketball regular season co-champions with identical 15-3 records, but the Gaels claimed the top seed with a season sweep over the Bulldogs. BYU took third place with a 13-5 mark for the second consecutive season.  

On the women’s side, BYU posted a 16-2 conference mark, capturing its first WCC regular season crown. With a 14-4 WCC record, Saint Mary’s finished in second place.

The men’s and women’s winners of the 2016 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships will each receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


Thursday, March 3
No. 8 Pacific vs. No. 9 Pepperdine, 12:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 7 Loyola Marymount vs. No. 10 Portland, 2:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 3 San Diego vs. No. 6 San Francisco, 6:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 4 Santa Clara vs. No. 5 Gonzaga, 8:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)

Friday, March 4
No. 1 BYU vs. No. 8/9, 12:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 2 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 7/10, 2:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 8 Loyola Marymount vs. No. 9 San Diego, 6:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)

Saturday, March 5
No. 3 BYU vs. No 6 Santa Clara, 1:00 p.m. (TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, ROOT Northwest, BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 4 Pepperdine vs. No. 5 San Francisco, 3:00 p.m. (TWC SportsNet, CSN Bay Area, BYUtv, TheW.tv)
No. 1 Saint Mary’s vs. No. 8/9, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2, WatchESPN)
No. 2 Gonzaga vs. No. 7 Portland, 9:00 p.m. (ESPN2, WatchESPN)

Monday, March 7
Women’s Semifinal No. 1, 12:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
Women’s Semifinal No. 2, 2:00 p.m. (BYUtv, TheW.tv)
TBA – Men’s Semifinal No. 1, 6:00 p.m. (ESPN, WatchESPN)
TBA – Men’s Semifinal No. 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2, WatchESPN)

Tuesday, March 9
Women’s Championship Game, 1:00 p.m. (ESPNU, WatchESPN)
Men’s Championship Game, 6:00 p.m. (ESPN, WatchESPN)


About Richard Kilwien

Associate AD at the University of Texas at Arlington
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