Santa Clara Hosts No. 10 Gonzaga Saturday In Sold-Out Leavey Center

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Santa Clara Game Notes

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The Broncos (12-3, 1-0) host No. 10 Gonzaga (14-1, 1-0) on Sat., Jan. 5 at 5 p.m. in a regionally televised game on Comcast SportsNet California. SCU broke a 17-game winless skid against WCC foes with a 74-69 win over USF on Jan. 2, its first victory over a conference opponent since March 22, 2011 when the Broncos beat USF in the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com tournament. 

The game vs. the Zags sold out Thursday morning, which is impressive considering the Santa Clara students won't officially return from holiday break until Sunday (dorms open Sunday).  It is the sixth sell-out under Bronco head coach Kerry Keating and the first since the BYU game on Feb. 18, 2012.

SCU won its WCC opener for the first time since the 2006-07 season with a 74-69 victory over USF and is looking to go 2-0 in league play for the first time since 2003-04. SCU has played 11 of its 15 games this season at Leavey Center and owns a 9-2 record (.818). All-time under head coach Kerry Keating, the Broncos are 54-37 (.593) on their home court.

The Broncos will battle a top 10 team for the second time in a week when they square off with Gonzaga. SCU lost last Saturday (Dec. 29) at No. 1 Duke ending its six-game winning streak, and is 9-51 all-time against top 10 teams. Its last win over an AP top 10 team was on Nov. 19, 2004, a 77-66 win over then-No. 4 North Carolina.  That's also the highest ranked opponent Santa Clara has ever defeated. 

SCU enters this game with a 12-3 overall record, their best start to a season since 1997-98 when it recorded the same record through 15 games. SCU posted its 11th win of the season with a 69-45 victory over Wagner in the title game of the 46th annual Cable Car Classic on Dec. 22, reaching that mark earlier on the calendar than any team in the school's history. The 1977-78 and 1961-62 teams won their 11th game on Dec. 30.

The Broncos are led by a trio of scorers in double figures this year with 1,000 plus career points each.  Kevin Foster (19.1 ppg, 1,977 career points), Marc Trasolini (15.7 ppg, 1,348) and Evan Roquemore (13.9 ppg, 1,069) are the only active trio in the country on the same team with 1,000 career points or more. Foster is No. 2 in active career points scored behind Lehigh's CJ McCollum (2,357).

Watch and Listen

The Gonzaga game on Saturday will be broadcast live regionally on Comcast California with Gonzaga's ROOT crew making the call.  They are Greg Heister, Richard Fox and Dan Dickau. The game will be tape-delayed on the radio and can be heard on KDOW 1220 AM with the broadcast beginning at 6 p.m. Pacific. Anthony Passarelli is in his sixth season as the Broncos' play-by-play announcer.  

Us vs. Them

This will be the 79th all-time meeting between Santa Clara and Gonzaga with the Bulldogs holding a 47-31 series lead and riding a three-game series win streak. Gonzaga has owned the series of late winning 12 of the last 13 games and 25 of the last 27. SCU's last win over the Zags came on Jan. 20, 2011 with an 85-71 decision in Leavey Center behind Kevin Foster's career-high 36 points. That win broke a 10-game home losing skid to Gonzaga. The Bulldogs won last season's meeting in Santa Clara, 73-62, on Feb. 16, 2012, and are 11-1 at Santa Clara since the 2001-02 season. Despite that the Broncos are still 22-15 all-time against the Bulldogs on their homecourt. 

A few Bronco tidbits.  Marc Trasolini had a career-high five blocks vs. Gonzaga (1/28/10) … Evan Roquemore has 13 games with 8 or more assists in his career and two have come against Gonzaga (1/7/12 and 2/17/11) … Denzel Johnson had a career-best five assists vs. Gonzaga (2/16/12) … Kevin Foster set a career-high with 36 points vs. Gonzaga (1/20/11) and has three of his 45 career 20+ point games against the Zags … Raymond Cowels III matched his career-best with four steals vs. Gonzaga (2/16/12). 

Starting With

Seniors Marc Trasolini (86), Raymond Cowels III (64) and Kevin Foster (102) have started all 15 games for the Broncos this season and have combined for 252 starts in their Santa Clara careers. Evan Roqeumore has started 14 of 15 games this season and 69 career starts under his belt.  The remaining nine players on the roster have a total of 108 career starts with Niyi Harrison leading the group with 44. Foster became the sixth Bronco to start 100 career games when SCU defeated Wagner in the championship of the Cable Car Classic on Dec. 22.  With a start vs. Gonzaga on Saturday, he will move to No. 5 on the all-time list, tying Dan Weiss, who started 103 games from 1984-88. 

1,000 and Counting

There have been 30 players in the history of Santa Clara basketball to score 1,000 career points and three of them are on the current roster. In fact this season SCU is the only Division I school with three 1,000 point scorers on its roster. Kevin Foster (1,977) became SCU's all-time scoring leader, surpassing 1980 West Coast Conference Player of the Year and former NBA star Kurt Rambis, in a win at St. Louis on Nov. 14. He's also looking to become the seventh player in WCC history to score 2,000 career points. 

Marc Trasolini scored his 1,300th career point in a win over Alcorn St. on Dec. 21 and currently ranks 17th on the school's list with 1,348. Trasolini needs nine points to pass Jens Gordon (1,356) for 16th place.

Evan Roqumore joined the 1,000-point club this season, reaching the plateau in a win at Pacific on Dec. 15. With 1,069 career points, Roquemore sits in the 27th spot on the school's career list.  Roquemore is one point behind Dan Weiss (1,070) for 26th and five behind Brody Angley (1,074) for the 25th spot on the list.

Raymond Cowels III has played in all but one game during his four-year career and has started 45 straight times since the beginning of the 2011-12 season. RC3 is 4th on the team in scoring with an 8.9 ppg average and needs 132 points to become the fourth member of the current roster to score 1,000 career points. He scored 13 points vs. USF, his ninth double-digit scoring game of the year and 44th of his career. He also snarred a season-high seven rebounds.  He netted 10 at Duke on Dec. 29. RC3 and Trasolini have each played in 114 games, the most of any current players.

Rocking It

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the watch list of candidates for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award on Dec. 20 and Evan Roquemore was on the list. The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in college basketball. 

Santa Clara's leader in minutes played (483) and averaging 32.2 a game, Roquemore is the team's floor leader. Not in the starting lineup for the first time this season because of disciplinary action (late for training room appointment), Roquemore was one of four Broncos In double figures with 12 points and dished out eight assists with just one turnover in 28 minutes. He produced his first double-double game of the season, and third career, with 16 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in the Cable Car Classic title game win over Wagner on Dec. 22.

Roquemore has 94 assists for the season and is on pace to break John Woolery's 1993-94 single season record of 190.  He could also become the fourth Bronco with 500 career assists by the end of his junior season.  Roquemore, who currently has 391 career assists, ranks 8th on the school's all-time list. He needs nine assists to also become the fifth player in SCU history to record 1,000 career points and 400 career assists.

 

Traz

Marc Trasolini scored 14 points in the win over USF on Jan. 2 and climbed past Marlon Garnett (1,346) into 17th place on the school's career scoring list. It was his 6th consecutive double-digit scoring game and the 11th time he's scored 10 or more points in a game this season. With 1,348 career points, Trasolini is just eight behind Jens Gordon (1,356) for the 16th spot and needs 52 to become the 13th player in school history with 1,400 career points. His offensive production has been a key for the Broncos. In the team's 12 wins Trasolini is averaging 17.9 ppg with 10 double-digit scoring games, while in the three losses he scored a combined 21 points (7.0 ppg).

Against USF, Trasolini added 10 rebounds for his ninth career double-double and third this season with all three coming in the last six games. His nine career double-double games are one more than the rest of the current roster has combined. 

Ballin' In The Bay

Leading scorer Kevin Foster scored a game-high 21 points in the win over USF on Jan. 2 after scoring 29 in a loss at No. 1 Duke on Dec. 29. Foster has scored 20 or more points in consecutive games for the third time this season, but has yet to reach the 20+ point mark in three straight. 

Foster has reached double figures 13 times in 15 games, has topped the 20-point mark eight times, and scored at least 30 in a game twice to lead the Broncos in scoring at 19.1 ppg. Foster became the 10th player in West Coast Conference history to score 1,900 career points, reaching that mark on a 3-point basket with less than a minute to play in a 75-71 win at Pacific on Dec. 15. He also scored career point No. 1,800 on a three-pointer against Utah State on Nov. 28, and converted his second 4-point play of the season after being fouled on the shot. Not even ranked in the West Coast Conference's top 25 in career points when the season started, Foster needs four points to surpass LMU's Keith Smith (1982-86 - 1,980) for seventh on the league's chart. Foster became SCU's career points leader, overtaking 1980 WCC Player of the Year Kurt Rambis, in a win at St. Louis on Nov. 14. It's unlikely he will catch LMU's Hank Gathers (1987-90) for the WCC's top spot (2,490), but Foster should crack the top five and has a shot at the No. 2 overall spot, currently held by LMU's Terrell Lowery (2,201).

Foster is also on the verge of joining elite company in Bay Area college basketball annals. Foster needs 23 points to become the fourth player in Bay Area Division I history (includes Cal, Stanford, Santa Clara, Saint Mary's, USF and San Jose State) to score 2,000 career points. Todd Lichti (Stanford, 1986-89) leads the way with 2,336 points, followed by Adam Keefe (Stanford, 1989-92) with 2,319 and Bill Cartwright (USF, 1976-79) with 2,116.

1. Todd Lichti Stanford 1986-89 2,336 points

2. Adam Keefe Stanford 1989-92 2,319

3. Bill Cartwright USF 1976-79 2,116 

Foster would become the first Bay Area player in 21 seasons to reach 2,000 career points, the most recent being Keefe, who was a senior at Stanford in 1991-92.

Big Rob

The Broncos are 7-1 since 7-foot sophomore Robert Garrett was inserted into the starting lineup with their only loss coming at No. 1 Duke on Dec. 29. Garrett was put in the starting rotation on Dec. 8 against Pacific Union when he made his first start of the season, and second of his career. He pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds in that game while adding nine points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field with two blocked shots in 21 minutes. Making consecutive starts for the first time, he scored eight points with four blocks at San Jose State on Dec. 11. In his eight games as a starter this season, Garrett is 10-of-17 from the field with 26 points, 18 blocks and 32 rebounds. He is second on the team with 27 blocked shots and has already eclipsed his 2011-12 season total of 20.

Blocks

Led by Marc Trasolini's team-high 28 blocked shots and 27 from Robert Garrett, the Broncos lead the WCC with an average of 5.1 blocks per game. Trasolini failed to block a shot for just the third time this season in SCU's 74-69 win over USF on Jan. 2, but his has recorded a season-high three blocks seven times. He currently ranks third at SCU in career blocks with 150 and needs 9 to tie Nick Vanos (1981-85) for second place on the school's career list.

5 and Counting Three-Point Buckets Beyond

After becoming the third player in West Coast conference history to make over 300 3-point shots in a career, Kevin Foster has his sights set on the league's all-time record. Foster has 358 career made 3s and is within five of the WCC's all-time leader, LMU's Jeff Fryer, who sank 363 threes from 1987-1990. Foster has made at least one 3-point basket in 103 of his 110 career games played and has made five or more 3s in a game 26 times. Foster was 5 of 11 vs. USF, the fourth time this season he has made 5 or more.  Foster was 5-of-11 (45.5%) on 3-point attempts at Duke as well. The WCC's career leader in 3-point attempts with 982, Foster is close to becoming just the 10th player in NCAA Division I history with 1,000 career 3-point attempts.

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Rk Player 3PA From To Last School

1. Keydren Clark 1192 2003 2006 Saint Peter's

2. David Holston 1147 2006 2009 Chicago State

3. Joe Zeglinski 1140 2007 2011 Hartford

4. Gerry McNamara 1131 2003 2006 Syracuse

5. J.J. Redick 1126 2003 2006 Duke

6. Michael Watson 1098 2001 2004 Missouri-Kansas City

7. Chris Lofton 1021 2005 2008 Tennessee

8. Jack Leasure 1009 2005 2008 Coastal Carolina

9. Stephen Curry 1004 2007 2009 Davidson

10. Robert Vaden 993 2005 2009 Alabama-Birmingham

11. LaceDarius Dunn 985 2008 2011 Baylor

12. Kevin Foster 982 2009 2013 Santa Clara

13. A.J. Abrams 976 2006 2009 Texas

14. Demon Brown 960 2001 2004 Charlotte

Leemire Goldwire 960 2005 2008 Charlotte

T.J. Sorrentine 960 2001 2005 Vermont

Three

Santa Clara's 90-77 loss at No. 1 Duke on Dec. 29 was its first in regulation time this season. The Broncos two other defeats came in overtime in consecutive games and they are just 2.4 seconds away from being 13-1 this season. During their two losses they allowed a late 3-point basket in each and lost both in overtime. Utah State's Preston Medlin hit a game-tying three with 2.4 seconds left in regulation to send the game into OT and the Aggies handed Santa Clara its first loss of the season, 80-78, on Nov. 28. The Broncos endured a similar fate against UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 1, when Kyle Boswell hit a contested three at the regulation buzzer to tie the game, 71-71. The Gauchos would prevail 83-80.

Traz: Dec. 24 WCC Player of the Week, Senior CLASS Nominee

Inspired by some very special children he met earlier in the week, Marc Trasolini had a monster performance to help the Broncos win the 46th annual Cable Car Classic.  Trasolini's performance earned him both Cable Car Classic MVP honors and West Coast Conference Player of the Week on Dec. 24.  Trasolini was also named the Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week honors by CollegeInsider.com.

Trasolini averaged 23.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in leading the Broncos to a 3-0 week.  Trasolini connected on 68.4% of his field goal attempts – including 4-of-6 from beyond the three-point arc – and hit 75% of his free throw attempts, while blocking three shots per game.  His 24 blocked shots lead the WCC. 

After posting 24 points with seven boards in the Broncos 72-64 victory over Cal Poly Dec. 17, Trasolini teamed up with four of his teammates to visit Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford on Dec. 18.  The Broncos, which included Trasolini, Robert Garrett, John McArthur, Raymond Cowels III and Denzel Johnson, visited with children with cancer at the hospital in the afternoon. They played games, did crafts, signed autographs, passed out t-shirts and chatted with the children.

Trasolini walked away from the hospital feeling humbled. He said he felt blessed for the opportunities he has been given as a college basketball player and felt like he shouldn't take anything for granted.  "There was the cutest little six-year-old girl who couldn't walk because of her cancer.  She was so sweet.  These children with cancer don't have what we have – it goes to show you how lucky we are and that was quite an experience for me," said Trasolini later in the week.  "Cancer is a hard enough thing to go through as an adult.  It is terrible it has to happen to these kids – they did nothing wrong. They don't deserve it."

Trasolini added that after visiting with the kids he felt like he had to make the most of his own opportunities with his team.  "We have to take advantage of what we have been given," said Trasolini. "Going out in the community and helping children – it's important we do things like that."

Trasolini is a regular at community service events and was named as one of the 30 nominees for the Senior CLASS Award.  Kerry Keating had this to say about Trasolini in the community.  "On our annual trip to the Great America park to spend the day with Courageous Kids (kids with cancer) Marc has been front and center each year.  At 6-9 240, he is easily visible, but the kids feel his heart when he spends time with them because he is a good person, not because he is a basketball player and tall. Marc has been a fixture at our annual summer camp and relishes his role as teacher and role model, and has developed a comfort in being easily noticeable but has more so developed strength in being a role model and good citizen."

On the court Dec. 21 and 22 at the 46th Annual Cable Car Classic, Trasolini made the most of his time. Trasolini recorded his second double-double of the season with a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds in a first-round Cable Car Classic win over Alcorn St. on Dec. 21. It was also the second double-double in three games.  He hit three threes in the 69-45 Dec. 22 victory over Wagner, scoring 23 points with five rebounds and five more blocks.

Trasolini will begin his fourth quarter of work on his MBA in Santa Clara's Leavey School of Business and carries a 3.56 in his MBA work. He is returning for his fifth season on the court after sitting out last season after tearing his ACL in Sept., 2011 on the team's foreign tour to Canada.  Trasolini averaged 12.8 ppg, 0.9 bpg and 6.1 rpg in 26.4 mpg during his junior year (2010-11), helping lead the team to the post-season CIT title.  

Trasolini earned CBE Hall of Fame Tournament MVP honors in November after putting on a shooting display. Trasolini shot 61.5% from the field (24 of 39) and averaged 24 ppg in the three games. Against Utah Valley on Nov. 21, Trasolini made 10 of 12 field goals, including 2 of 3 from 3-point range, and converted 7 of 8 free throws for a season-high 29 points. It was his highest point total since netting a career-best 31 against LMU on Feb. 24, 2011. 

Microwave Cookin'

In SCU's 88-75 win over Air Force on March 18, 2011, Foster broke the school record with nine threes, tying a career-high with 36 points.  He also had a career-high 36 in Santa Clara's 85-71 win over Gonzaga on Jan. 20, 2011.  Foster shattered the WCC single season threes made record with 140 in 2010-11, leading the country, and grabbed the nation's top spot in threes made per game as well with 3.68.  His 768 points that year were No. 6 on the WCC's single season points scored list as he finished as the leading scorer in a single season in the Bay Area as well.  He broke the school's single season mark for points scored, minutes played, threes made and threes attempted.  He was named first-team All-WCC and was named the WCC Player of the Month in February and March.  He was named the WCC Player of the Year by CollegeInsider.com.

Foster was nicknamed 'Microwave' by his father during his youth after the Detroit Piston's Vinnie Johnson.  Johnson earned  the nickname 'the Microwave' from Celtics guard Danny Ainge for his ability to score many points in a short period of time, heating up the offense. Foster has scored 15+ points in 72 of 110 career games and he has scored 19+ in 51 career games.  Foster's 19+ games follow:  

 

Opponent/Date                    Pts. (3s)

1. vs. Arizona/Nov. 25, 2008 21 (5) 

2. vs. Belmont/Dec. 29, 2008 24 (3)

3. at Harvard/Jan. 2, 2009 20 (4)

4. at Saint Mary's/Jan. 9, 2009 31 (5)

5. at Portland/Jan. 17, 2009 20 (3)

6. vs. LMU/Jan. 29, 2009 20 (3)

7. vs. Saint Mary's/Feb. 7, 2009 26 (4)

8. at LMU/Feb. 14, 2009 26 (5)

9. at USF/Feb. 21, 2009 20 (2)

10. vs. Gonzaga/Feb. 26, 2009 20 (3)

11. vs. San Diego/March 7, 2009 21 (4)

12. at CSUB/Nov. 13, 2009 21 (3)

13. vs. Menlo/Nov. 19, 2009 19 (4)

14. at Pacific/Nov. 22, 2009 22 (5)

15. vs. Fresno State/Nov. 28, 2009 25 (5)

16. vs. CSU Bakersfield/Nov. 12, 2010 19 (4)

17. at So. California/Nov. 15, 2010 26 (4)

18. vs. Bethune-Cookman/Nov. 21, 2010 21 (6)

19. vs. N. Colorado/Nov. 23, 2010 19 (4)

20. vs. UC Santa Barbara/Dec. 4, 2010 25 (6)

21. at San Jose State/Dec. 10, 2010 26 (3)

22. vs. Washington St./Dec. 19, 2010 29 (4)

23. at CSU Northridge/Dec. 22, 2010 22 (2)

24. vs. Bethany/Jan. 3, 2011 19 (6)

25. vs. USF/Jan. 8, 2011 26 (8)

26. vs. Gonzaga/Jan. 20, 2011 36 (6)

27. vs. Portland/Jan. 22, 2011 19 (3)

28. vs. LMU/Jan. 29, 2011 28 (3)

29. vs. St. Mary's/Feb. 10, 2011 25 (4)

30. vs. San Diego/Feb. 12, 2011 21 (3)

31. at Gonzaga/Feb. 17, 2011 27 (8)

32. at Portland/Feb. 19, 2011 29 (7)

33. vs. Air Force/March 18, 2011 36 (9)

34. at USF/March 22, 2011 27 (3)

35. at SMU (March 25, 2011 35 (5)

36. vs. New Mexico (Nov. 24, 2011) 26 (5)

37. vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 25, 2011) 19 (3)

38. vs. Cal State Northridge (Dec. 3, 2011) 20 (4)

39. vs. Pacific (Dec. 17, 2011) 26 (6)

40. at Houston Baptist (Dec. 21, 2011) 19 (3)

41. vs. Eastern Michigan (Dec. 29, 2011) 25 (6)

42. vs. Wagner (Dec. 30, 2011) 20 (4)

43. at BYU (Jan. 14, 2012) 22 (4)

44. vs. Saint Mary's (Jan. 21, 2012) 22 (5)

45. vs. Simpson (Nov. 10, 2012) 27 (7)

46. at Saint Louis (Nov. 14, 2012) 30 (2)

47. vs. Utah Valley (Nov. 21, 2012) 21 (1)

48. vs. Utah State (Nov. 28, 2012) 27 (5)

49. vs. UC Santa Barbara (Dec. 1, 2012) 28 (4)

50. at Pacific (Dec. 15, 2012) 31 (4)

51. at Duke (Dec. 29, 2012) 29 (5)

52. vs. USF (Jan. 2, 2013) 21 (5)

A Few Days Ago

On the nation's biggest stage, in one of the toughest venues in the country, Santa Clara hung around late in the second half at No. 1 Duke, but saw the Broncos six-game win streak come to an end, 90-77. SCU remains winless against top-ranked teams falling to 0-12 all-time. Kevin Foster led SCU with 29 points, scoring 18 in the first half. His dunk on a backdoor play off a nifty assist from Evan Roquemore gave SCU a 45-41 lead 3:31 into the second half, but Duke essentially put the game away with a 26-5 run over the next 7:59 to take its largest lead, 67-50, with 8:30 to play. Foster's fifth 3-pointer of the game closed the gap to nine, 84-75, with 2:05 left, but a pair of free throws each from Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee and a basket by Quinn Cook upped Duke's advantage to 15. A late reverse layup by Evan Roquemore would close out the scoring. SCU scored the game's first five points and held the lead until the 14:40 mark of the first when a pair of free throws from Cook gave Duke its first lead at 13-12. After falling behind by 11, the Broncos used a 16-4 run over a four minute stretch to take a 30-29 lead with 4:53 remaining. The lead changed hands a few times before the end of the half with a late basket by Marc Trasolini bringing the Broncos within two, 38-36, at the break.

Foster Named WCC November Player of the Month

Kevin Foster was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Month for November 2012. Foster averaged 21.7 points per game in leading SCU to a 5-1 month, its best start since 1968. Foster connected on 46.9% of his field goal attempts, 40% from beyond the three-point arc (20-for-50), and 86% from the free throw line. In addition, Foster averaged 4.2 steals -- tops in the nation during the month -- and 4.2 assists per contest.  He scored 21+ points four times in November.

Foster passed Kurt Rambis to become Santa Clara's all-time leading scorer with 1,849 points in the Broncos 74-63 win at Saint Louis on Nov. 14 when he scored 30 points. 

Also nominated for WCC Player of the Month: Brandon Davies, BYU; Elias Harris, Gonzaga; Lorne Jackson, Pepperdine; Matthew Dellavedova, Saint Mary's; Johnny Dee, San Diego; Cole Dickerson, San Francisco

First Time

Santa Clara defeated Simpson 106-66 in its first home game of the year on Nov. 10.  Santa Clara scored 106 points, its first time over the century mark since it scored 101 points in a 101-86 victory over Pepperdine on Jan. 21, 2008.  

Against Simpson, the Broncos had four players in double figures including Kevin Foster (27), Robert Garrett (14), Marc Trasolini (13) and Raymond Cowels III (12).  It was the first time it had four in double figures since it played at BYU on Jan. 14, 2012. The Broncos have had four or more score double figures in two games this season.

It scored 14 threes for the second time under coach Keating.  The last time it scored 14 threes was against UC Merced on Nov. 11, 2011.  The school record is 15 threes vs. Gonzaga on March 5, 2001.

It also had just two turnovers. But believe it or not, it wasn't its best effort under coach Keating or in school history.   Turning the ball over just once in the final seconds to shatter the school record for the fewest turnovers in a game, Santa Clara fell 74-72 to Portland on Feb. 29, 2012 in the first round of the WCC Tournament.  The previous school record was three turnovers by SCU in a 77-62 victory vs. No. 19 Alabama on Dec. 28, 1996.

The Broncos collected 27 assists - the most since it collected 25 vs. USF in an 87-55 win on Feb. 25, 2008.  It was the seventh-most assists in school history with the school record being 35 assists vs. LMU on Jan. 31, 1975.