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West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport College basketball
Conference West Coast Conference
Number of teams 8
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Orleans Arena
Current location Paradise, Nevada
Played 1987-1989, 1991-present
Last contest 2010 WCC Tournament
Current champion Saint Mary's (CA)
Most championships Gonzaga Bulldogs (10)
TV partner(s) ESPN2, ESPN
Official website WCCSports.CSTV.com Men's Basketball

The West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual concluding tournament for the NCAA college basketball in the West Coast Conference. Through 2008, the tournament was played on a rotating basis at the home courts of member teams. The 2009 edition was the first played at a neutral site, namely Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada, just outside Las Vegas.

The format rewards performance during the regular season. Seeding is based on conference record, and the top seeds receive byes into the later rounds. The #1 and #2 seeded teams are automatically placed into the semifinal round and the #3 and #4 seeds are placed into the quarterfinals.

Year Champion Score Opponent Tournament MVP Venue
1987 Santa Clara 77-65 Pepperdine Jens Gordon, Santa Clara War Memorial Gymnasium (San Francisco, California)
1988 Loyola Marymount 104-96 Santa Clara Hank Gathers, Loyola Marymount Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)
1989 Loyola Marymount 75-70 (OT) Santa Clara Hank Gathers, Loyola Marymount War Memorial Gymnasium (San Francisco, California)
1990 None None None None Gersten Pavilion, (Los Angeles, California)
1991 Pepperdine 71-68 (OT) Saint Mary's (CA) Geoff Lear, Pepperdine Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)
1992 Pepperdine 73-70 Gonzaga Doug Christie, Pepperdine Chiles Center (Portland, Oregon)
1993 Santa Clara 73-63 Pepperdine Steve Nash, Santa Clara War Memorial Gymnasium (San Francisco, California)
1994 Pepperdine 56-53 San Diego Dana Jones, Pepperdine Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)
1995 Gonzaga 80-67 Portland John Rillie, Gonzaga Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)
1996 Portland 76-68 Gonzaga Kweemada King, Portland Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)
1997 Saint Mary's (CA) 66-59 San Francisco Brad Millard, Saint Mary's (CA) Gersten Pavilion, (Los Angeles, California)
1998 San Francisco 80-67 Gonzaga Hakeem Ward, San Francisco Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)
1999 Gonzaga 91-62 Santa Clara Matt Santangelo, Gonzaga Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)
2000 Gonzaga 69-65 (OT) Pepperdine Casey Calvary, Gonzaga Toso Pavilion (Santa Clara, California)
2001 Gonzaga 80-77 Santa Clara Dan Dickau, Gonzaga Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)
2002 Gonzaga 96-90 Pepperdine Dan Dickau, Gonzaga Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)
2003 San Diego 72-63 Gonzaga Jason Keep, San Diego Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)
2004 Gonzaga 84-71 Saint Mary's (CA) Ronny Turiaf, Gonzaga Leavey Center (Santa Clara, California)
2005 Gonzaga 80-67 Saint Mary's (CA) Adam Morrison, Gonzaga Leavey Center (Santa Clara, California)
2006 Gonzaga 68-67 Loyola Marymount Adam Morrison, Gonzaga McCarthey Athletic Center (Spokane, Washington)
2007 Gonzaga 77-68 Santa Clara Derek Raivio, Gonzaga Chiles Center (Portland, Oregon)
2008 San Diego 69-62 Gonzaga Brandon Johnson, San Diego Jenny Craig Pavilion (San Diego, California)
2009 Gonzaga 83-58 Saint Mary's (CA) Micah Downs, Gonzaga Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada)
2010 Saint Mary's (CA) 81-62 Gonzaga Mickey McConnell, Saint Mary's (CA) Orleans Arena (Paradise, Nevada)

Note: The 1990 tournament was canceled following the on-court death of Loyola Marymount player Hank Gathers during the Lions' semifinal game against Portland. LMU was given the league's automatic bid to that year's NCAA tournament by virtue of its regular-season league championship.

Men's Tournament Championships by School[]

School # of Tournament Championships Last Tournament Championship
Gonzaga 10 2009
Pepperdine 3 1994
Santa Clara 2 1993
Loyola Marymount 2 1989
San Diego 2 2008
Saint Mary's 2 2010
Portland 1 1996
San Francisco 1 1998

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See also[]


Men's Conference Basketball Tournaments

NCAA Division I men's basketball conference tournaments

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