January 2, 2011

Basketball Hosts Bethany Monday

Santa Clara, 8-7, will host its last non-conference game of the season and its first game of the new year on Mon., Jan. 3 when it hosts Bethany College (Calif.) at 7 pm in the Leavey Center.  Bethany enters the game with an 0-12 record.

Santa Clara has won three of its last five games, including an 85-70 victory over Fordham as the consolation game of the 44th Annual Cable Car Classic on Dec. 30.  

Bethany University is located in Scotts Valley, Calif. and plays in the California Pacific Conference as part of the NAIA Division I.  Bethany's last game was on Dec. 20, an 86-73 loss to University of Puget Sound.  Bethany features two players averaging double-figures with Marqus Crawford averaging 13.4 ppg and Travis Derochowski averaging 10.0 ppg.  Derochowski leads the team with 6.6 rpg.  Nyjis McGhee leads Bethany with 2.4 apg.

Listen and Watch
The Bethany game will be broadcast via the Bronco Radio Network on both KDOW 1220 AM and Broncos All-Access on the web at www.SantaClaraBroncos.com with the broadcast beginning at 6:45 pm. Anthony Passarelli is in his fourth season as the Broncos' play-by-play announcer. Coach Kerry Keating can be heard on KDOW 1220 AM on Sunday evenings from 9:10-9:20 pm in his radio spotlight on The Sports Ramble, hosted by Chetan Chaudhari with an interview done by Passarelli.  If you are out of the listening area, KDOW is streamed online live at www.1220kdow.com.

In addition, Santa Clara will showcase each non-televised 2010-11 men's and women's home basketball game this season free of charge via Stretch Internet on www.SantaClaraBroncos.com.  With the help of the WCC, the Santa Clara University athletic department recently made several upgrades to its audio and video components in the Leavey Center and now has the ability to webcast games with a three-camera system.  Radio feeds from the games will be integrated into the webcast when available.

Links to the webcast of each men's and women's basketball game can be found on either team's schedule webpage or on http://www.santaclarabroncos.com/livestats.  You can also go directly to the Santa Clara Broncos portal on Stretch Internet by clicking http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/santaclara.portal?mode=link#.

WCC Play Begins Saturday!
Santa Clara starts West Coast Conference play on Sat., Jan. 13 with an 8 pm game vs. San Francisco.  The game will be shown on Comcast TV.  USF enters the game with a 6-9 record.  The Dons feature three players in double figures: Michael Williams scores 16.1 ppg, Angelo Caloiaro scores 10.7 ppg and Perris Blackwell 10.3 ppg.  Caloiaro leads the team with 7.2 rpg.