Santa Clara 82, Loyola Marymount 56
For years, seven teams in the West Coast Conference have hoped that Gonzaga would have a down season. With Saint Mary's and San Diego much improved, can they challenge the Zags atop the league?
Santa Clara 66, Loyola Marymount 46
For 16 seasons, Bill Grier enjoyed life on the top as part of the Gonzaga staff. Now he's taken over San Diego, and he's chasing the Zags, writes Ed Graney.
Loyola Marymount 74, Santa Clara 71
New Pepperdine coach Vance Walberg brings his uptempo style from the juco ranks to the West Coast Conference.