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2018 WCC Tournament quarterfinals: Gonzaga takes on LMU

Pepperdine shocked Santa Clara and LMU beat Portland on Friday.

NCAA Basketball: Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The West Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals are here and it is finally time for the rest of the WCC to dive into action. The No. 8 LMU Lions defeated the No. 9 Portland Pilots for the rights to face off against the top seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs.

On Friday night, LMU guard James Batemon dropped 29 points to power LMU past the Pilots, 78-72. He was one of five LMU players to score double-digit points in a surprisingly adept offensive showing between the two teams.

Not much has gone right for the No. 10 Pepperdine Waves, but what better time to find your mojo than the WCC Tournament? Pepperdine put on a showing against the Santa Clara Broncos, defeating them 85-69. Kameron Edwards scored 25 points and his fellow Wave Trae Berhow kicked in 23 points. Pepperdine will advance to play the Saint Mary’s Gaels today.

Here is the bracket, and here is today’s slate of games.

  • 1:00 pm: No. 3 BYU Cougars vs No. 6 San Diego Toreros, Spec SN/ NBC SN/ ROOT NW/ ATT RM/ BYUtv/
  • 3:00 pm: No. 4 San Francisco Dons vs. No. 5 Pacific Tigers, Spec SN/ NBC SN/ ROOT NW/ ATT RM/ BYUtv/
  • 7:00 pm: No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. No. 8 LMU Lions, ESPN2/ WatchESPN
  • 9:00 pm: No. 2 Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. No. 10 Pepperdine Waves, ESPN2/ WatchESPN

If you are watching the games, consider this the open game thread for the other squads. We’ll get a real game thread up for the Gonzaga game.