The Gonzaga Bulldogs kept their West Coast Conference regular season title hopes alive this week as they won their showdown with the Saint Mary's Gaels on Thursday night in a battle of the top two teams in the conference. Gonzaga beat Saint Mary's at home 73-59 to pull to within one game of the Gaels in the loss column.
The Loyola Marymount Lions had the displeasure of facing Gonzaga next, and lost 78-59 in Spokane on Saturday night, snapping the Lions' six-game road winning streak. Here are the update WCC standings.
|West Coast Conference Basketball Standings|
|Team||Conf.||Overall||This Week||Next Week|
|Saint Mary's||12-1||23-3||1-1||LMU, at Murray St.*|
|Gonzaga||10-2||20-4||2-0||at Santa Clara, at USF|
|BYU||9-3||21-6||1-0||at USF, at Santa Clara|
|Loyola Marymount||9-4||16-10||1-1||at St. Mary's, Valparaiso*|
|San Francisco||7-6||17-10||2-0||BYU, Gonzaga|
|San Diego||5-8||10-15||1-1||Portland, at CSU Bakersfield*|
|Portland||3-9||6-19||0-1||at USD, at Pepperdine|
|Pepperdine||2-12||8-17||0-2||at Seattle*, Portland|
|Santa Clara||0-12||8-17||0-2||Gonzaga, BYU|
|Through games of February 11; *non-conference game
With three conference games remaining, Loyola Marymount needs one win or a loss by the San Francisco Dons to clinch no worse than fourth place and a bye through the first day of the West Coast Conference Tournament. LMU hits the road to face Saint Mary's on Wednesday night.