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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
BYU 24-9 16-14 74.64 67.03 7.61 8-6 6-5 15-15 10-4 3-8
Gonzaga 29-4 13-18-1 84.82 67.52 17.3 6-9 4-6-1 17-15 8-7 4-7

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
BYU 15.55 11.61 1.34
GONZG 15.76 11.30 1.39
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
BYU 6.85 25.73 32.58
GONZG 11.18 28.73 39.91
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
BYU 48.84 44.85 3.99
GONZG 50.42 40.68 9.74
Team Records

BYU Cougars

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 24-9 16-4 8-5 16-14 9-9 7-5 74.64 67.03 7.61
Last 10 6-4 3-1 3-3 5-5 2-2 3-3 72.80 71.00 1.80
vs Conf 13-7 8-2 5-5 12-8 7-3 5-5 73.05 66.65 6.40

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 29-4 19-2 10-2 13-16-1 9-9 4-7-1 84.82 67.52 17.30
Last 10 10-0 6-0 4-0 4-6 2-4 2-2 77.00 62.40 14.60
vs Conf 19-1 10-1 9-0 8-11-1 5-6 3-5-1 81.35 62.85 18.50

WCC Championship Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 74.64 126 67.52 46
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 84.82 7 67.03 39

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
BYU 3-7 4-4-2 4-6 72.80 35.90 40.45 36.70 67/217 5.40
Gonzaga 7-3 4-4-2 4-6 77.80 41.00 46.96 39.10 70/196 6.50

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Feb 24, 2018 GONZG 79 BYU 65 5.5 GONZG 143 O GONZG GONZG GONZG 43 38 55.4 38.6 38 29 8/24 6/20 5 3
Feb 3, 2018 BYU 60 GONZG 68 -12 BYU 145 U BYU GONZG GONZG 26 36 44.6 43.5 34 35 3/20 6/22 2 5
Feb 25, 2017 BYU 79 GONZG 71 -20.5 BYU 164.5 U GONZG Push BYU 35 41 45.2 45.6 38 38 9/24 3/16 9 8
Feb 2, 2017 GONZG 85 BYU 75 10 Push 161.5 U GONZG GONZG GONZG 42 26 45.8 35.8 47 34 7/20 6/22 6 4
Mar 7, 2016 BYU 84 GONZG 88 -4 Push 151 O GONZG GONZG GONZG 47 47 44.3 49.1 33 40 10/26 12/28 9 4
Feb 27, 2016 GONZG 71 BYU 68 -3 GONZG 155 U GONZG BYU BYU 38 34 47.1 32.8 38 40 6/19 10/32 8 8
Jan 14, 2016 BYU 69 GONZG 68 -7.5 BYU 162.5 U BYU BYU GONZG 32 36 41.5 36.8 41 39 3/17 6/20 5 7
Mar 10, 2015 BYU 75 GONZG 91 -8 GONZG 152 O GONZG BYU GONZG 42 48 40.3 53.7 42 37 6/15 8/12 1 7
Feb 28, 2015 BYU 73 GONZG 70 -13.5 BYU 158 U GONZG BYU BYU 36 36 42.4 43.9 41 39 7/16 6/16 9 8
Dec 27, 2014 GONZG 87 BYU 80 5.5 GONZG 150 O GONZG GONZG GONZG 43 43 49.2 39.7 40 35 8/19 7/25 7 4

WCC Championship Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

BYU Cougars

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 5, 2018 STMAR 85-72 W 5.5 137 W/O 61.11 87.50 5 A
Mar 3, 2018 SD 85-79 W -4.5 134 W/O 51.79 75.00 3 H
Feb 24, 2018 GONZG 65-79 L 5.5 143 L/O 38.60 68.18 6 H
Feb 22, 2018 PORTL 72-60 W -10.5 138 W/U 46.03 77.78 7 A
Feb 17, 2018 SD 62-75 L -3 132.5 L/O 37.04 90.48 3 A

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 5, 2018 SF 88-60 W -12.5 141 W/O 53.33 80.00 12 H
Mar 3, 2018 LOYMA 83-69 W -19 149.5 L/O 61.22 50.00 12 H
Feb 24, 2018 BYU 79-65 W -5.5 143 W/O 55.36 81.82 8 A
Feb 22, 2018 SD 77-72 W -12 138 L/O 43.64 84.00 8 A
Feb 17, 2018 PEPPR 81-67 W -24.5 151.5 L/U 51.72 53.33 13 H

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