Dec. 16, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University men's basketball team will be embarking on its longest road trip of the season this week when it travels to Baltimore, Md. for weekend games at Maryland, Baltimore County and Loyola College.
The Broncos take on UMBC Friday at 4 p.m. (Pacific) at the Retriever Activity Center. Santa Clara then plays at Loyola Sunday at 11 a.m. (Pacific) at Reitz Arena. Both games will be broadcast via the Bronco Radio Network, which consists of KDIA 1640 AM, KSCU 103.3 FM and www.SantaClaraBroncos.com. Friday's game will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis at 7 p.m. (pacific) and Sunday's contest will air live throughout the network.
Santa Clara enters the weekend with a 4-3 record following a 67-60 win Saturday over the University of Nevada at the Leavey Center. The Broncos were without the services of junior guard Kyle Bailey, who suffered a foot injury against Washington and is doubtful for the two games in Baltimore. Junior transfer Alex Kargbo stepped-in and scored a career-high 16 points to lead the Broncos, while senior forward Cord Anderson registered his fourth double-figure rebounding effort of the season with 13 boards in the game.
UMBC is 3-2 on the season and has dropped its last two outings after starting the season with a perfect 3-0 mark. The Retrievers won the Battle of Baltimore Classic with victories over Towson State and Loyola College then took a 15-point decision over Mount St. Mary's. Last week, UMBC scored just 43 points in a rematch loss at Loyola and fell 72-60 at Villanova on Friday night.
Loyola College is 2-5 on the year with wins over Morgan State and UMBC. The Greyhounds lost four-straight games, falling to UMBC in the Battle of Baltimore Classic, at Manhattan College and at home to Fairleigh Dickinson and Niagra. Last weekend, Loyola dropped a tight 58-55 decision to Mount St. Mary's, despite a 20-point effort from leading scorer Lucious Jordan.
Last season, the Broncos knocked-off both teams at the Leavey Center. Kyle Bailey connected on a driving bank-shot with just 1.1 seconds left on the clock to give Santa Clara a 59-58 victory over UMBC in the opening round of the annual Cable Car Classic. Bronco head coach Dick Davey signaled from the bench to call a timeout, but Bailey's view was obstructed and he drove in for the winning basket.
Against Loyola, Steve Ross scored 20 points in a 68-50 victory in the Broncos' final non-conference contest at the Leavey Center. Santa Clara led by as many as 27 points in the second half before the Greyhounds closed the gap in the final 7:00 of the game.
Following the Baltimore trip, Santa Clara returns home to host the 36th annual Cable Car Classic Dec. 27-28 at the Leavey Center. This year's field includes SCU's first round opponent Mississippi Valley State, Princeton from the Ivy League and Texas A&M from the Big 12 Conference. All four games will be televised live via DIRECTV by HDNet, a national high definition television network.
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