|San Diego||J Dee 14.6||C Manresa 6.7||C Anderson 5.6|
|Brigham Young||T Haws 20.9||B Davies 7.8||M Carlino 4.4|
San Diego squares off against Brigham Young in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Tournament at Orleans Arena on Friday. It gets started at 11:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Toreros defeated the Cougars 74-68 on Feb. 7 and are 1-4 against them over the past four years.
The Toreros got past Pepperdine 62-59 on Mar. 7 with the help of 16 points from Johnny Dee. At 14.6, he paces the team in points per game. For the Cougars, Tyler Haws finished with 24 points and six rebounds in the 73-70 win over Loyola Marymount on Mar. 2. His 20.9 points per game is the highest mark on the team.
Brigham Young has a statistical edge over San Diego in one specific area, scoring, where the Cougars have the upper hand over the Toreros, 76.7 points per game to 64.9 points per game. Brigham Young can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: turnover percentage at 17.1 and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.3.
Brigham Young StatSmack
- Johnny Dee is ranked 8th in the West Coast in points and 3rd in the West Coast in three-pointers.
- Jito Kok is ranked 1st in the West Coast in blocks.
- The San Diego assist leader (Christopher Anderson, 168 assists) has more assists than the Brigham Young assist leader (Matt Carlino, 137 assists).
- Christopher Anderson is ranked 30th nationally in assists and 35th nationally in steals.
- San Diego is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on San Diego is 207 lbs compared to 201 lbs for Brigham Young.
- The San Diego steals leader (Christopher Anderson, 62 steals) has more steals than the Brigham Young steals leader (Matt Carlino, 58 steals).
- The San Diego blocks leader (Jito Kok, 50 blocks) has more blocks than the Brigham Young blocks leader (Brandon Davies, 32 blocks).
- The San Diego three-point leader (Johnny Dee, 68 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Brigham Young three-point leader (Tyler Haws, 38 three-pointers).
- San Diego has a much better NCSA Power Ranking than Brigham Young (No. 47 vs. No. 71).
- Ken Rancifer is ranked 9th in the West Coast in three-pointers.
- San Diego players are more experienced than Brigham Young players (14,904 minutes played vs. 12,971 minutes played).