2011-12 Men's Basketball Headlines

  • Making an Impact in the Post
    June 12, 2012
    Making an Impact in the Post Niyi Harrison is tossing all expectations aside. Sure, his eyes haven’t diverted from the WCC Championship or the NCAA Tournament. But after last season, now it’s all about doing.
  • Santa Clara Celebrates Senior Student-Athletes at Senior Send Off
    June 05, 2012
    Santa Clara Celebrates Senior Student-Athletes at Senior Send Off On May 31, the Santa Clara Athletic Department celebrated the hard work of its senior student-athletes at the Senior Send Off. The Bronco Bench Foundation and Bronco Athletic Director Dan Coonan applauded the athletic and academic accolades that the Class of 2012 achieved, while telling the seniors to not forget that they will always be a Bronco.
  • The Long Road Back for Santa Clara's Trasolini
    May 18, 2012
    The Long Road Back for Santa Clara's Trasolini After radically impacting Santa Clara’s CIT title run two seasons ago, Trasolini didn’t plan on viewing the game from the bench in what was supposed to be his senior year in 2011-12.
  • Perricone Looks Ahead to Senior Season
    April 16, 2012
    Perricone Looks Ahead to Senior Season Rising senior Kyle Perricone is a guard for the men’s basketball team entering his final season with high expectations for himself and the team. The three-year walk-on has appeared in 13 games for the Broncos and was a member of the 2010-2011 CIT championship team. Perricone recently took the time to speak with www.SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) about his role as a walk-on and his goals for the upcoming season.
  • Schlesinger Weighs in on Time at Santa Clara
    April 11, 2012
    Schlesinger Weighs in on Time at Santa Clara After gaining experience working at the Olympic Training Center, Cory Schlesinger (CS) brought his knowledge of strength and conditioning to Santa Clara. Less than one year in, Schlesinger is already making an impact on the men’s and women’s basketball teams with his approach to training, helping the student athletes avoid injuries and remain on the court. Schlesinger sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) to discuss his time as a Bronco, and his strategy for next season.
  • Setting School Record For Fewest Turnovers, Broncos Fall 74-70 to Portland
    February 29, 2012
    Setting School Record For Fewest Turnovers, Broncos Fall 74-70 to Portland Turning the ball over just once in the final three seconds to shatter the school record for the fewest turnovers in a game, Santa Clara battled to the end, but Portland came away with a 74-72 in the play-in game of the WCC Championship. The loss ends the Broncos season as the Pilots move on to play USF tomorrow in the first round of the WCC Championship.
  • Men's Basketball Travels to Las Vegas to Play Portland Wednesday at the Zappos.com WCC Championship
    February 27, 2012
    Men's Basketball Travels to Las Vegas to Play Portland Wednesday at the Zappos.com WCC Championship Santa Clara will face Portland in the play-in game of the Zappos.com WCC Championship on Wed., Feb. 29 at 6 pm in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. If the Broncos win, they will advance to the WCC Championship's first round where they will meet Bay Area rival No. 5 seed San Francisco at 6 pm on Thurs., March 1. If the Broncos defeat USF, they will face No. 4 seed LMU at 6 pm on Fri., March 2. The winner of that game will face No. 1 seed Saint Mary's on Sat., March 3 at 6 pm on ESPN2.
  • Basketball Battles Within Two Four Times in Final Two Minutes, But Fall By 3 at LMU
    February 26, 2012
    Basketball Battles Within Two Four Times in Final Two Minutes, But Fall By 3 at LMU Down 11 with at 6:02 in the second half, Santa Clara battled back within two points four times in the final two minutes, including 65-63 Lions with 3.1 seconds left, but the Lions hit their free throws down the stretch to take a 68-65 win on their senior night.
  • Broncos Fall to Pepperdine on Senior Night
    February 24, 2012
    Broncos Fall to Pepperdine on Senior Night Despite the fanfare of Senior Night for four-year walk-on Phillip Bach, Santa Clara was unable to pick up a home victory at the Leavey Center, falling to Pepperdine 62-57. Santa Clara travels to LMU on Saturday for an 8 pm game. LMU fell at home tonight to San Diego, 60-57.
  • Santa Clara Travels LMU For Last Regular Season Game of the Year on Saturday
    February 24, 2012
    Santa Clara Travels LMU For Last Regular Season Game of the Year on Saturday Santa Clara will play its last regular season game in Los Angeles this weekend when it travels to LMU for an 8 pm contest on Sat., Feb. 25. The LMU game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports West/Comcast Sports Bay Area with Chris McGee and Mitch Butler making the call. Tip-off is set for 8:05 pm.
  • Phillip Bach Reflects on Time as a Bronco
    February 22, 2012
    Phillip Bach Reflects on Time as a Bronco With Senior Night just over 24 hours away, four-year walk-on Phillip Bach is attempting to dodge the onslaught of nostalgic thoughts as a member of the men's basketball team.
  • Basketball Hosts Pepperdine on Thursday in Final Home Game of the Year
    February 21, 2012
    Basketball Hosts Pepperdine on Thursday in Final Home Game of the Year Welcoming Pepperdine in the two team's 124th meeting all-time, Santa Clara will close out the regular season home slate in the Leavey Center at 7 pm on Thurs., Feb. 23. The regionally televised game with the Waves will be shown on COMCAST California with Ted Robinson and Dan Belluomini making the call.
  • BYU Downs Broncos 82-67
    February 18, 2012
    BYU Downs Broncos 82-67 In the second consecutive sell-out crowd at the Leavey Center in less than 48 hours on national television, despite 19 points from both Niyi Harrison and Brandon Clark, Santa Clara fell 82-67 to Brigham Young in the Leavey Center on Saturday. The Broncos fall to 8-19 overall, 0-14 in West Coast Conference action. BYU improves to 23-6, 13-3 in WCC play.
  • Broncos Play No. 23 Gonzaga Tough To The End
    February 17, 2012
    Broncos Play No. 23 Gonzaga Tough To The End With the sell-out crowd looking for a repeat of last year’s heroic Bronco win over the Zags, despite playing Gonzaga tough for nearly 40 minutes, the Broncos fell 73-62 to No. 23 Gonzaga in the Leavey Center on Thursday night.
  • Santa Clara Hosts New League Member BYU Saturday on ESPNU; Limited Tickets Available For Expected Sell-Out
    February 17, 2012
    Santa Clara Hosts New League Member BYU Saturday on ESPNU; Limited Tickets Available For Expected Sell-Out Welcoming two nationally televised games this week to the Leavey Center, Santa Clara hosts the second when West Coast Conference newcomer BYU comes calling on Sat., Feb. 18 at 4 pm in its first visit to Santa Clara as a league member. The BYU game will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU with Mark Neely and Miles Simon making the call.
  • Basketball Hosts Gonzaga Thursday on ESPN2; Hosts BYU on Saturday on ESPNU
    February 15, 2012
    Basketball Hosts Gonzaga Thursday on ESPN2; Hosts BYU on Saturday on ESPNU Hosting two nationally televised games this week, Santa Clara will entertain No. 23 Gonzaga on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 8 pm. The game vs. the Zags will be televised nationally on ESPN2 with Dave Flemming and Bob Valvano making the call. Santa Clara will then host WCC newcomer BYU on Sat., Feb. 18 at 4 pm in its first visit to the Leavey Center as a league member. The BYU game will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU with Mark Neely and Miles Simon making the call.
  • Bronco-Bulldog Blitz Feb. 16 Regional Game Watches
    February 13, 2012
    Bronco-Bulldog Blitz Feb. 16 Regional Game Watches Calling all Bronco Fans! Come together as a Santa Clara community in San Francisco, the Peninsula, Seattle, Denver, Santa Rosa, Stockton/Modesto, and Hawaii to watch and cheer on the men's basketball team as they defend their home court against the Gonzaga Bulldogs.
  • Broncos Fight Hard at USF, Fall Late
    February 10, 2012
    Broncos Fight Hard at USF, Fall Late The 210th meeting with Santa Clara and San Francisco proved to be its usual slugfest at War Memorial Gymnasium. The Broncos led 38-32 at the half and the two team's traded leads three times in the second half before USF got away with an 85-69 victory. USF was working for revenge after the Broncos topped them 95-91 on March 22, 2011 in the CIT Quarterfinals on their home floor. Two wins later and the Broncos won the CIT.
  • Santa Clara Finishes Tough Three-Game Road Swing at No. 13 Saint Mary's Saturday
    February 10, 2012
    Santa Clara Finishes Tough Three-Game Road Swing at No. 13 Saint Mary's Saturday Finishing its tough three game road swing, the opponent will get Santa Clara's attention quickly on Sat., Feb. 11 when it travels to Moraga to play its arch rival and the league's top team, No. 13 Saint Mary's. The game will be televised regionally on COMCAST with Ted Robinson and Dan Belluomini making the call.
  • In the Middle of Three Game Road Swing, Santa Clara Travels to San Francisco Thursday For ESPNU Televised Game
    February 08, 2012
    In the Middle of Three Game Road Swing, Santa Clara Travels to San Francisco Thursday For ESPNU Televised Game In the middle of a three-game road swing, Santa Clara travels to San Francisco to take on the Dons at 8 pm on Thurs, Feb. 9. The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU with Mark Neely and Miles Simon making the call. The Broncos next three of four games will be shown nationally on ESPNU (at USF Feb. 9, vs. Gonzaga Feb. 16 and vs. BYU Feb. 18). The other game, at No. 13 Saint Mary's on Sat., Feb. 11, will be shown on Comcast California.
  • Limited Santa Clara Tickets Remain For Gonzaga and BYU Men's Games Next Week
    February 07, 2012
    Limited Santa Clara Tickets Remain For Gonzaga and BYU Men's Games Next Week Santa Clara, Calif. - The Leavey Center promises to be ROCKING next week! Limited tickets remain for the Santa Clara-Gonzaga game on Thurs., Feb. 16 and for the Santa Clara-BYU game on Sat., Feb. 18. Buy your tickets today!
  • Broncos Furious Second Half Rally Falls Short at San Diego
    February 04, 2012
    Broncos Furious Second Half Rally Falls Short at San Diego With Evan Roquemore scoring all 21 of his points in the second half and freshman Denzel Johnson continuing to impress with 20 of his own, the Broncos second half rally fell just a couple possessions short as Santa Clara lost 70-65 at San Diego.
  • Men's Basketball Travels to San Diego in First of Three Road Games
    February 04, 2012
    Men's Basketball Travels to San Diego in First of Three Road Games Santa Clara travels to San Diego to take on the host Toreros at 4 pm on Sat., Feb. 4. The game will be shown n COMCAST with Steve Quis and Jim Brogan making the call. San Diego is 8-14 this season, including 3-7 in the WCC and 4-6 at home.
  • Broncos Clipped by Pilots in WCC Play
    February 03, 2012
    Broncos Clipped by Pilots in WCC Play Despite a balanced all-around scoring effort, the Broncos fell to the Portland Pilots 84-78 in the Leavey Center on Thursday night. Santa Clara falls to 8-14 and 0-9 in WCC play while Portland improves to 6-17 and 3-7 in WCC action.
  • Bronco Basketball Hosts Portland Thursday in the Leavey Center LIVE on ESPNU; Limited Seats Remain For Gonzaga and BYU
    February 01, 2012
    Bronco Basketball Hosts Portland Thursday in the Leavey Center LIVE on ESPNU; Limited Seats Remain For Gonzaga and BYU Playing at home certainly has its privileges, just ask Santa Clara and Portland. The home team has won eight of the last nine meetings. A streak Santa Clara would like to see continue, the Broncos host the Portland Pilots on Thurs., Feb. 2 at 7 pm. Mark Neely and Mark Adams will make the call in the ESPNU nationally-televised game, the 83rd meeting between the two teams.
  • Santa Clara Travels to Malibu Saturday For First Meeting With Pepperdine This Season
    January 28, 2012
    Santa Clara Travels to Malibu Saturday For First Meeting With Pepperdine This Season The Broncos, who played three of their first four West Coast Conference contests on the road and finished a three-game WCC homestand vs. Bay Area rival San Francisco on Thursday, travel to Malibu to play at Pepperdine on Sat. Jan. 28 for a 7 pm non-televised contest with the Waves. It is Santa Clara's fourth game in eight days and the 123rd meeting between the two schools. Santa Clara leads over 68-54, but Pepperdine leads 35-21 in Malibu.
  • Bronco Men Fall at Pepperdine; Return Home Thursday to Host Portland at 7 pm on ESPNU
    January 28, 2012
    Bronco Men Fall at Pepperdine; Return Home Thursday to Host Portland at 7 pm on ESPNU Playing its fourth WCC game in eight days seemed to take its toll on Santa Clara in Malibu Saturday night as Santa Clara fell 74-62 at Pepperdine. Santa Clara returns home to host Portland on Feb. 2 at 7 pm on ESPNU before it travels to San Diego on Sat., Feb. 4 for a 7 pm match-up.
  • Broncos Fall to Dons in Bay Area Rivalry Game
    January 27, 2012
    Broncos Fall to Dons in Bay Area Rivalry Game Despite a career-night from Denzel Johnson, the Broncos fell 90-77 to USF in the Leavey Center. The Broncos fall to 8-12 overall, 0-7 in WCC action while USF moves to 14-9 and 4-5 in conference play.
  • Santa Clara Men Host USF in 209th Meeting With The Dons
    January 25, 2012
    Santa Clara Men Host USF in 209th Meeting With The Dons The Broncos, who played three of their first four West Coast Conference contests on the road, finish a three-game WCC homestand vs. Bay Area rival San Francisco in a rematch of the CIT quarterfinals that Santa Clara won 95-91 up on the Hilltop March 22, 2011. The Dons visit the Leavey Center for the two teams first meeting on Thurs., Jan. 26 at 7 pm. The game will be televised regionally on COMCAST California with Ted Robinson and Dan Belluomini making the call. It is Santa Clara's third game in six days and the Broncos will finish at Pepperdine on Sat., Jan. 28 at 7 pm for their fourth game in seven days.
  • Broncos Fall to Lions 74-62
    January 24, 2012
    Broncos Fall to Lions 74-62 Despite Santa Clara's Yannick Atanga and Niyi Harrison collecting near double-doubles, the Broncos fell 74-62 to the Loyola Marymount Lions in the Leavey Center. Santa Clara is 8-11 and 0-6 in the WCC. LMU moves to 12-8 and 5-2 in the WCC.
  • Basketball Hosts LMU Monday at 7 pm in the Leavey Center
    January 23, 2012
    Basketball Hosts LMU Monday at 7 pm in the Leavey Center The Broncos, who played three of their first four WCC contests on the road, continue their three-game homestand vs. LMU on Mon., Jan. 24 at 7 pm. Santa Clara began an eight day stretch on Saturday with four games: falling 93-77 vs. No. 23 Saint Mary's on Saturday; and then it will host LMU on Mon., Jan. 23 at 7 pm and USF at 8 pm on Thurs., Jan. 26. It will finish the stretch with a 7 pm game at Pepperdine on Sat., Jan. 28.
  • Hotly-Contested Bay Area Rivals Match-up Results in No. 23 Saint Mary's Topping Broncos
    January 22, 2012
    Hotly-Contested Bay Area Rivals Match-up Results in No. 23 Saint Mary's Topping Broncos The 211th meeting between Saint Mary’s and Santa Clara was hotly contested the entire game in front a capacity crowd of 4,700 fans in the Leavey Center on Saturday night with the Gaels edging the Broncos 93-77. Santa Clara falls to 8-10, 0-5 in WCC play while the Gaels improve to 19-2, 8-0 in conference action.
Santa Clara will host Loyola Marymount Monday night at 7 pm in the Leavey Center.
  • Santa Clara Men's Basketball Hosts No. 23/24 Saint Mary's Saturday; Less Than 400 Tickets Remain
    January 19, 2012
    Santa Clara Men's Basketball Hosts No. 23/24 Saint Mary's Saturday; Less Than 400 Tickets Remain The Broncos, who played three of their first four WCC contests on the road, host No. 23/24 Saint Mary's on Sat., Jan. 21 at 8 pm in a COMCAST California broadcast. The regionally televised game will be called by Dave Benz and Stan Morrison. After having Thursday off, Santa Clara begins an eight day stretch on Saturday with four games: SMC on Sat., Jan. 21 at 8 pm; vs. LMU on Mon., Jan. 23 at 7 pm; vs. USF at 8 pm on Thurs., Jan. 26; and then at Pepperdine on Sat., Jan. 28.
  • Just 400 Tickets Remain For Sale for Santa Clara-Saint Mary's Game Saturday Night
    January 18, 2012
    Just 400 Tickets Remain For Sale for Santa Clara-Saint Mary's Game Saturday Night Only 400 tickets remain for the Santa Clara-Saint Mary's game on Sat., Jan. 21 at 8 pm. Of the 400 tickets that remain, 50 are Reserved and 350 are General Admission. Reserved are $30 and General Admission are $20.
  • Santa Clara Basketball Falls at BYU
    January 14, 2012
    Santa Clara Basketball Falls at BYU In front of 16,116 fans at the Marriott Center, Kevin Foster scored 22 points to pass John Bryant at No. 6 all-time, but it wasn’t enough as BYU won its first-ever WCC match-up with Santa Clara 95-78. BYU is now 16-5 all-time vs. the Broncos, including 10-2 in Provo.
  • Broncos Drop 75-62 Loss to Toreros
    January 13, 2012
    Broncos Drop 75-62 Loss to Toreros Santa Clara fell 75-62 to the University of San Diego on Thursday night in the Leavey Center. With the loss the Broncos fall to 8-8 and 0-3 in WCC play. The Toreros improve to 6-10, 1-3 in WCC action.
  • Santa Clara Travels to BYU for First-Ever WCC Match-up on ESPNU at 5 pm Saturday
    January 13, 2012
    Santa Clara Travels to BYU for First-Ever WCC Match-up on ESPNU at 5 pm Saturday The Broncos, who play three of their first four WCC contests on the road, travel to Provo, Utah on Sat., Jan. 14 for a 5 pm contest (Pacific) with BYU on ESPNU. The game will be called by Dave Flemming and Sean Farnham who also called Santa Clara's 65-64 win over Villanova earlier this season.
  • Santa Clara Hosts “Sports Business Networking Night” on Feb. 2, Prior to Men's Basketball Game with Portland
    January 12, 2012
    Santa Clara Hosts “Sports Business Networking Night” on Feb. 2, Prior to Men's Basketball Game with Portland In conjunction with SCU's men’s basketball home game against Portland, the Bronco athletics department is hosting a "Sports Business Networking Night" at the Locatelli Student Activity Center on the SCU campus
  • Santa Clara Men's Basketball Hosts San Diego Thursday in Home West Coast Conference Opener
    January 10, 2012
    Santa Clara Men's Basketball Hosts San Diego Thursday in Home West Coast Conference Opener Hosting its first home league game of the year, Santa Clara entertains San Diego at 7 pm on Thurs., Jan. 12. Playing its 71st game, in a rivalry that began with a 66-65 victory by USD on Dec., 19, 1963, Santa Clara leads the all-time series 39-31, including 22-14 in Santa Clara. Santa Clara has won just twice in the last six tries at the Leavey Center, an 80-72 victory on Feb. 17, 2007 and then 60-56 on Feb. 12, 2011. Santa Clara swept the season series twice in the last 14 years (2007 and '11). Prior to last season, Santa Clara and San Diego split the season series three straight years, with each winning on the other's floor all three years. Santa Clara knocked San Diego out of the 2009 WCC Tournament and San Diego returned the favor in 2010.
  • Basketball Falls at No. 25 Gonzaga
    January 07, 2012
    Basketball Falls at No. 25 Gonzaga Holding a lead the first 19:41 of the game, Santa Clara fell 82-60 at No. 25 Gonzaga on Saturday in its second straight road game to start 2012 WCC play. Santa Clara is 8-7 and 0-2 in the WCC and Gonzaga is 13-2 and 3-0. Santa Clara hosts its first WCC game this season when San Diego visits on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 7 pm and then the Broncos travel to Provo, Utah when they visit BYU on Sat., Jan. 14 at 5 pm Pacific on ESPNU. Gonzaga finishes a three-game home stretch to open WCC play and are now 102-6 in WCC play at home since 1996-97.
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