WCC Championship: BYU and Gonzaga Tangle for Title

WCC Championship Game

Zags and Cougars Meet in WCC Championship Game

The BYU Cougars and the 6th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs will meet at Orleans Arena in the WCC Championship Game. Tip-off is set for 9 pm EST and ESPN will have the coverage.

Oddsmakers have Gonzaga as 9.5-point favorites. The total is set at 142.5.

BYU joined the West Coast Conference in 2012. They making their third appearance in the championship game. The Cougars lost to Gonzaga in 2014 and 2015. They got into this years game by upsetting 2nd-seed St. Mary’s 85-72.

Gonzaga Playing Great Ball Heading into WCC Championship Game

Killian Tillie is on a roll for the Zags. In two games, the 6-foot-10 sophomore forward has made all 10 of his 3-point attempts. He has scored 50 points and made 19 of 23 shots from the floor. He has led Gonzaga to its 21st consecutive WCC Championship game.

The Zags were 16-for-20 from the field on Monday to start the game against San Francisco. They led by as many as 23 in the first half en route to an 88-60 rout. In Saturday’s 83-69 win over Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga was at 80 percent shooting after halftime.

Gonzaga has won 13 straight games. They have a 16-game WCC Tournament winning streak. The Zags have won the tournament 15 times since 1999.

BYU Playing Well Also Heading into WCC Championship Game

BYU shot 61 percent on Monday against the St. Mary’s. They avenged a 31-point blowout loss to the Gaels in last year’s WCC Tournament.

The Cougars’ Yoeli Childs scored a career-high 33 points. He also helped contain Saint Mary’s standout Jock Landale, who was plagued by foul trouble.

Landale is the WCC Player of the Year. He finished with 23 points before fouling out with 21 seconds left. He was outscored by Childs 18-6 in the first half as the Cougars took a 41-37 lead at the break.

While Gonzaga has been a lock for the NCAA Tournament for quite some time, the Cougars will need a win on Tuesday to get int the tourney.

 

Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
BYU24-916-1474.6467.037.618-66-515-1510-43-8
Gonzaga29-413-18-184.8267.5217.36-94-6-117-158-74-7

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
BYU15.5511.611.34
GONZG15.7611.301.39
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
BYU6.8525.7332.58
GONZG11.1828.7339.91
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
BYU48.8444.853.99
GONZG50.4240.689.74
Team Records

BYU Cougars

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall24-916-48-516-149-97-574.6467.037.61
Last 106-43-13-35-52-23-372.8071.001.80
vs Conf13-78-25-512-87-35-573.0566.656.40

Gonzaga Bulldogs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall29-419-210-213-16-19-94-7-184.8267.5217.30
Last 1010-06-04-04-62-42-277.0062.4014.60
vs Conf19-110-19-08-11-15-63-5-181.3562.8518.50

WCC Championship Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense74.6412667.5246
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense84.82767.0339

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
BYU3-74-4-24-672.8035.9040.4536.7067/2175.40
Gonzaga7-34-4-24-677.8041.0046.9639.1070/1966.50

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Feb 24, 2018GONZG79BYU655.5GONZG143OGONZGGONZGGONZG433855.438.638298/246/2053
Feb 3, 2018BYU60GONZG68-12BYU145UBYUGONZGGONZG263644.643.534353/206/2225
Feb 25, 2017BYU79GONZG71-20.5BYU164.5UGONZGPushBYU354145.245.638389/243/1698
Feb 2, 2017GONZG85BYU7510Push161.5UGONZGGONZGGONZG422645.835.847347/206/2264
Mar 7, 2016BYU84GONZG88-4Push151OGONZGGONZGGONZG474744.349.1334010/2612/2894
Feb 27, 2016GONZG71BYU68-3GONZG155UGONZGBYUBYU383447.132.838406/1910/3288
Jan 14, 2016BYU69GONZG68-7.5BYU162.5UBYUBYUGONZG323641.536.841393/176/2057
Mar 10, 2015BYU75GONZG91-8GONZG152OGONZGBYUGONZG424840.353.742376/158/1217
Feb 28, 2015BYU73GONZG70-13.5BYU158UGONZGBYUBYU363642.443.941397/166/1698
Dec 27, 2014GONZG87BYU805.5GONZG150OGONZGGONZGGONZG434349.239.740358/197/2574

WCC Championship Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

BYU Cougars

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 5, 2018STMAR85-72W5.5137W/O61.1187.505A
Mar 3, 2018SD85-79W-4.5134W/O51.7975.003H
Feb 24, 2018GONZG65-79L5.5143L/O38.6068.186H
Feb 22, 2018PORTL72-60W-10.5138W/U46.0377.787A
Feb 17, 2018SD62-75L-3132.5L/O37.0490.483A

Gonzaga Bulldogs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 5, 2018SF88-60W-12.5141W/O53.3380.0012H
Mar 3, 2018LOYMA83-69W-19149.5L/O61.2250.0012H
Feb 24, 2018BYU79-65W-5.5143W/O55.3681.828A
Feb 22, 2018SD77-72W-12138L/O43.6484.008A
Feb 17, 2018PEPPR81-67W-24.5151.5L/U51.7253.3313H

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