Cougars Picked to Finish Third in WCC

(Photo by Jonathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – BYU men’s basketball was picked to finish third in its first season in the West Coast Conference, as voted on by the WCC coaches.

The Cougars return seven letterwinners and three starters from last season’s team that finished first in the Mountain West Conference, advanced to the Sweet 16 and won a program-record 32 games. Junior forward Brandon Davies was one of 10 players selected to the Preseason All-WCC Team. Davies averaged 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds last season.

BYU received one first-place vote and 52 points overall, finishing behind Gonzaga (seven first-place votes and 63 points) and Saint Mary’s (one first-place vote and 56 points).

Team (First Place Votes) Points
1.  Gonzaga University (7) 63
2.  Saint Mary’s College (1) 56
3.  Brigham Young University (1) 52
4.  University of San Francisco 42
5.  Santa Clara University 35
6.  Loyola Marymount University 27
7.  University of Portland 25
8.  Pepperdine University 13
9.  University of San Diego 11
Note: Coaches could not vote for their teams
Player School Yr. Pos.
Brandon Davies BYU Jr. F
Matthew Dellavedova Saint Mary’s Jr. G
Kevin Foster Santa Clara RS-Jr. G
Rashad Green San Francisco Sr. G
Elias Harris Gonzaga Jr. F
Rob Jones Saint Mary’s RS-Sr. F
Nemanja Mitrovic Portland Sr. G
Robert Sacre Gonzaga RS-Sr. C
Drew Viney Loyola Marymount RS-Sr. F
Michael Williams San Francisco Jr. G
Note: Team listed alphabetically