WCC Changes Format For 2003 Basketball Tournament

June 21, 2002

  • Full Release in PDF Format

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The WCC Presidents Council announced today that effective with the 2003 WCC Basketball Tournament, the league will adopt an 8-Team/ Play-In format for both the men and the women. The women will play March 6-9, 2003 and the men will square-off March 7-10, 2003.

    Under the new format, the #5 through #8 seeds will compete in the opening round to determine who will advance to the next round of the tournament. Waiting for the winners in the quarterfinals will be the #3 and #4 seeds, who will have first round byes. The winners of the quarterfinal match-ups will go head-to-head with the #1 and #2 seeds, who will have byes through the first two rounds of the tournament.

    "This format places a premium on regular season success and should lead to a very competitive regular season race in 2003." said Commissioner Michael Gilleran.

    The 2003 WCC Basketball Tournament will be held at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on the University of San Diego campus. Beginning in 2004, the league will rotate the championship site regionally. The 2004 and 2005 tournament will be held in the Bay Area, 2006 and 2007 in the Northwest and 2008 and 2009 in Southern California.

    2003 West Coast Conference Basketball Tournament Format
    8-Team/Play-In (14 games/ 5 Days)
    Women's Tournament: March 6-9
    Men's Tournament: March 7-10

    WCC Basketball Tournament Site Rotation
    2003: San Diego
    2004 and 2005: Bay Area
    2006 and 2007: Northwest
    2008 and 2009: Southern California

  • WCC Sweepstakes Winner Chosen
    February 28, 2002 WCC Sweepstakes Winner Chosen
    WCC Tournament Memories
    February 28, 2002 WCC Tournament Memories
    2002 WCC Basketball Tournament
    February 25, 2002 2002 WCC Basketball Tournament
    Men's Hoops Downs LMU, 67-59
    February 22, 2002 Men's Hoops Downs LMU, 67-59
    Ruff Riders In Action
    February 13, 2002 Ruff Riders In Action
    Men's Basketball Alumni Game
    February 11, 2002 Men's Basketball Alumni Game
    Nash Has Made His Point
    February 10, 2002 Nash Has Made His Point
    Big Game, But Not a Must
    February 4, 2002 Big Game, But Not a Must
    Fantastic Freshman
    February 1, 2002 Fantastic Freshman
    March Madness Is Approaching
    January 31, 2002 March Madness Is Approaching
    Men's Basketball
    January 28, 2002 Men's Basketball
    Run-N-Gun Bronco Basketball
    January 23, 2002 Run-N-Gun Bronco Basketball
    Gonzaga 83, Santa Clara 81
    January 11, 2002 Gonzaga 83, Santa Clara 81
    Burn Baby Burn
    January 8, 2002 Burn Baby Burn
    UMBC 50, Detroit 47
    December 29, 2001 UMBC 50, Detroit 47
    UCSB 86, Detroit 59
    December 29, 2001 UCSB 86, Detroit 59
    Santa Clara 61, UCSB 59
    December 29, 2001 Santa Clara 61, UCSB 59
    Have Faith Bronco Fans!
    December 29, 2001 Have Faith Bronco Fans!
    Santa Clara 59, UMBC 58
    December 28, 2001 Santa Clara 59, UMBC 58
    Buckeyes Too Much For Broncos
    December 12, 2001 Buckeyes Too Much For Broncos
    Men's Hoops Travels to Ohio
    December 11, 2001 Men's Hoops Travels to Ohio
    Where Are They Now?
    November 12, 2001 Where Are They Now?
    A View From Behind The Mic
    October 1, 2001 A View From Behind The Mic
    The Man Behind the Mike
    October 1, 2001 The Man Behind the Mike