Santa Clara 67, San Diego 65
Jan. 11, 2003
Santa Clara Bakari Altheimer
"It felt good to be out there again. It is just a matter now of getting my stamina back, which will help me knock down a few more shots. I feel like my performance was okay tonight, but I need to get in better shape. I just need to increase my stamina. I think we did a pretty good job of executing tonight. In the first half, we were a bit stagnant. They were at home and had a lot of momentum. But we were only down four points at half and that gave us a lot of confidence. It means a little more since it was a league game. What makes this win better than our previous nine was the fact that this was a league game and there is a lot more rivalry involved and there is a lot more on the line."
Santa Clara Head Coach Dick Davey
"Tonight was a good win for us. We didn't execute all that well but we stuck to our game plan and we were fortunate enoungh to score two more points than them tonight. I give my coaching staff a great deal of credit for this win and I know they will have us prepared for two more road games next week (at Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount).