Feb 2, 2002
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Darrell Tucker tallied his 13th double-double of the season by scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead San Francisco in a 77-59 victory over Santa Clara Saturday night.
The Dons' John Cox turned in another stellar performance, adding 20 points and a season-tying seven assists.
The win gave San Francisco its third straight victory.
The Broncos went on a 10-3 run to open the second half, cutting San Francisco's lead to seven. The Dons answered with 10 straight points, widening their lead to 53-36.
San Francisco's improved defense forced 12 turnovers, resulting in 17 points. The Broncos made only eight of 22 3-point attempts and shot 38.7 percent from the floor.
Tucker scored in double digits for the third consecutive game. Eleven of his 17 first-half points in the first five minutes of the game gave the Dons a 15-8 lead. Cox added 10 first-half points.
San Francisco limited Santa Clara to a 22.2 shooting percentage from the 3-point arc in the first half. The Dons also had five blocks, with four coming from center Hondre Brewer.
Tucker's free throw with two seconds left capped first-half scoring, putting the Dons up 40-26.