WCC Zeitgeist 12-07-12

By Ironlion

A few notes from around the league this week.  

Gonzaga- The Zags are off to a 9-0 start and getting a lot of buzz about Final Four potential . In this article Seth Greenberg makes his case that Gonzaga should be considered as best in the nation.

Loyola Marymount- The Lions win over NAU gave Coach Good his 300th win.

Here is the break down:

2008 – present: Head Coach, LMU (58-79 – as of 12/5/12)
2001-08: Head Coach, Bryant University (133-85)
2000-01: Head Coach, UNLV (13-9)
1981-89: Head Coach, Eastern Kentucky (96-129)

The Lions debut new Jordan brand warm ups:

Portland- The Pilots have a unique tool that no other program in America can claim. Here is a video on the “teaching board” that was shown during their game against UNLV.

Santa Clara- Kevin Foster has been named the Player of the Month for November  See the press release here. 

St. Mary’s- At this point in time, the three man Gaels recruiting class of Cullen Neal, Calvin Hermanson and Dane Pineau, can be argued as the second best in the conference after BYU. The Gaels could be adding to this class as according to Scout.com talented SG Elijah Brown is considering SMC. He has said his two favorites at this time are SMC and Butler.

There are lot of good games in the WCC this weekend.

Portland travels to take on Kentucky.

A big rivalry game between BYU and Utah.

Zags face a big test as #13 Illinois visits this weekend. This is one of the biggest games of the season, and Zags fans have been camping out all week for tickets. This great preview on the Zags fan site Slipperstillfits