Ruff Riders: 4 $500 CASH awards to be given tonight!; Will Collect $ for Red Cross For Japan Too!
Note Ruff Riders: Through Coach Keating and another generous donor, Santa Clara will draw four Ruff Riders names at the conclusion of the game tonight to give four Ruff Riders a $500 cash prize. That's $500 each for four Ruff Riders! Be there tonight! One of the best Bronco Study Breaks in years!
In a little more than 24 hours from now, the post-season will return to Santa Clara University. Santa Clara (19-14, 8-6 WCC) will host Northern Arizona (19-12, 9-7 BSC) in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Post-season Tournament on Tues., March 15 at 7 pm. With each team playing in the three-year-old CIT for the first time, they are both gunning for their 20th win of the season. It would be just the fourth time since 1989 that the Broncos have won 20 games in a season. NAU has won 18+ games five times under head coach Mike Adras, now in his 12th season.
Season ticket holders with reserve chair back seating can purchase their seats for $20 per pair (2 for $20) as a thank you for the support this season. The general public can purchase reserved chair back tickets for $20 each. General admission tickets for the CIT game will be $5. Ruff Riders (Bronco student group) with valid Santa Clara I.D.'s will be admitted into the game free of charge and will be entered into a raffle for one of two $500 cash prizes, as a result of Coach Keating's generosity. Click Here to Buy Tickets Now!
The two teams have six common opponents this season. Santa Clara was 5-2 and Northern Arizona was 4-4 vs. CSU Bakersfield, Bethany, Southern California, Arizona, Northern Colorado and Pepperdine. Santa Clara was 13-5 at home this season and NAU was 6-11 on the road.
It is the first time in 15 years that Santa Clara has played in the post-season and its 16th appearance in school history (13-17: 11-13 NCAA; 2-4 NIT). In its last post-season appearance Santa Clara defeated Maryland 91-79 in the first round of the 1996 NCAA Tournament before falling 76-51 to Kansas in the second round, who advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to eventual NCAA runner-up Syracuse. It is Northern Arizona's sixth appearance in the post-season with a 58-53 2006 loss vs. Delaware in the NIT.
Collecting for Japan for the Red Cross Assistance Fund
Santa Clara announced Sunday it will collect Red Cross donations in its first round game at the Santa Clara-Northern Arizona game. The donations will be given directly to the Red Cross for assistance with the Japan Earthquake-Tsunami relief fund.
Donations will be collected at the door by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and also in the Bronco Bistro as part of the Bronco Bench Foundation. If you would like to donate and can't attend the game, you can drop off cash donations and checks (written out to: The Red Cross) at the Bronco ticket office Monday and Tuesday from 9 am – 5 pm.
The NAU 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 7 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 with an interview conducted by Passarelli. Out of the listening area, KDOW is streamed online live at www.1220kdow.com. The game will also be streamed online live: http://www.b2livetv.com/partner_members.asp?id=379
In its last meeting, Northern Arizona defeated Santa Clara 88-72 in the Leavey Center in each team's third game of the West Coast Classic on Nov. 25, 2009. SCU shot 46.7 percent, including 25 percent beyond the arc. SCU had 26 rebounds, three blocks and six steals with 21 turnovers. NAU shot 52.7 percent, including 41.2 percent beyond the arc. NAU had 38 rebounds, three blocks and 10 steals with 17 turnovers. Individually for Santa Clara, Kevin Foster had 14 points but was 2-11 from three point range. Marc Trasolini added 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Troy Payne had eight points, eight rebounds and four assists. DeAngelo Jones led the Lumberjacks with 28 points, including 7-9 from the free-throw line. NAU had three other players score 14 points each.
SCU won the first match-up with NAU, 72-61, in the first round of the Cable Car Classic on Dec. 27, 1985. Bronco Steve Kenilvort led the cause with 26 points, including sinking 12 of 13 free throws. Mitch Burkey scored 13 and Matt Wilgenbush led both teams with seven rebounds. Purdue defeated the Broncos 84-56 to win the Cable Car Classic the next night.
This season the Broncos had four players in double figures in WCC play and are led by the nation's No. 1 three-point shooter in Kevin Foster (3.5 threes per game) He is No. 34 nationally with 19.4 ppg. Foster, tied for No. 3 on the WCC single season all-time threes made list with 117, needs nine threes to tie the league record set by Jeff Fryer of LMU in 1989 when he made 126. Foster was named first-team all-league and was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Month in February.
the nation's top three-point shooters
No. WHO (School) HOW MANY (GAMES)
1. Kevin Foster (Santa Clara) 117 (32)
2. Andrew Goudelock (Coll. of Charleston) 116 (34)
3. Jimmer Fredette (BYU) 112 (34)
4. Zach Flizen (Buffalo) 106 (31)
5. Jon Diebler (Ohio State) 102 (34)
Marc Trasolini, the WCC Player of the Week Feb. 28, scored 22 in two straight WCC Tournament games and has already scored his 1,000th career point. Troy Payne was named the WCC Defender of the Year. Evan Roquemore, who has already broken the Bronco freshman records in assists, free throws made and free throws attempted, was named to the WCC All-Freshman team after averaging a league-leading 11.8 ppg for newcomers. Starting 46 straight games and No. 3 on the career games played list (123) entering the NAU game, Ben Dowdell scored 10.5 ppg with 5.3 rpg in league play.
Northern Arizona is led by senior Cameron Jones who has scored in double figures in every game but one (8 at Montana State). The NABC All-District second team honoree, who averages 20.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 3.1 apg, was also named to the Big Sky All-Tournament team and broke the school's single-season and career scoring marks. He was a unanimous selection to the All-Big Sky first-team and is a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Jones maintains a 3.2 GPA in history with a minor in anthropology. He's a three-time member of the Big Sky All-Academic team as well as a three-time recipient of the Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award. Jones was also chosen to the 2009-10 NABC Honors Court. Jones was the first player in school history to earn NABC All-District honors.
The Lumberjacks have two other players in double digits this season: Gabe Jones scores 12.9 ppg and Eric Platt scores 10.0 ppg. Stallon Saldivar averages 5.5 apg and Jones follows him with 3.1 apg.
"This is a great opportunity and a step for our program to take. To play in March is a privilege and is a hard-earned honor for a season's worth of work. To be able to play in Leavey again is special for our fans and alumni who have had such a big part of our success this year. We are looking forward to sharing in this with everyone Tuesday," Bronco head coach Kerry Keating said.
"We are extremely thrilled to continue the season and play in an event that is a reward for the terrific season that we have had," said Northern Arizona head coach Mike Adras. "To get chosen to play in this tournament means a lot to our University. It is a match-up with a WCC team that had a terrific season themselves. Both teams will be fighting to move on. It is a great springboard to next season."
Up the Charts
* If Santa Clara defeats Northern Arizona, it will be the 18th 20-win season in school history and the third time in 15 years the school has won 20+.
Kevin Foster was the first WCC sophomore ever and the 28th player in school history to score 1,000 career points on Jan. 20. Marc Trasolini was the 29th player to score 1,000 career points on Feb. 26. Foster and Trasolini are the first duo to both hit 1,000 career points in the same year since then-seniors Jens Gordon and Mitch Burley did it in 1988-89. Gordon scored 522 points to finish his career with 1,356 and Burley scored 377 to finish with 1,258 career points.
The Foster (639) - Trasolini (419) duo have combined for 1,058 points this year, No. 6 on SCU Single Season Duo list. They are just the seventh pair to hit 1,000 points in a season. Foster's already in the top 5, having scored 486 points his freshman year with WCC Player of the Year John Bryant scoring 596 (No. 4 with 1,082 points).
SINGLE SEASON TOP 10 SCORING TANDEMS
No. Players Total Year
1. Dennis Awtrey (614) and Ralph Ogden (590) 1,204 1969-70
2. Harold Keeling (585) and Nick Vanos (544) 1,129 1983-84
3. Dennis Awtrey (619) and Bud Ogden (466) 1,085 1968-69
4. John Bryant (596) and Kevin Foster (486) 1,082 2008-09
5. Harold Keeling (574) and Nick Vanos (488) 1,062 1984-85
6. Kevin Foster (639) and Marc Trasolini (419) 1,058 2010-11
7. Mike Gervasoni (522) and Bud Ogden (480) 1,002 1966-67
8. Steve Nash (565) and Marlon Garnett (382) 947 1994-95
9. Rhea Taylor (495) and Ron Reis (442) 937 1990-91
10. Doron Perkins (477) and Travis Niesen (467) 934 2004-05
Marc Trasolini led the team with 13.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 1.6 bpg last year and with his play the last two weeks he is getting close to those numbers, averaging 13.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 1.0 bpg this season. In the last four games (3-1 record), Trasolini is averaging 24.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.5 apg and 1.3 bpg in 34.8 mpg. Trasolini scored a career-high 31 vs. LMU on Feb. 24 and added 31 (vs. Pepperdine), 22 (vs. LMU, WCC Tourney) and 22 again (vs. Saint Mary's, WCC Tourney).
Scoring his 1,000 career point Feb. 26 and leading the Broncos to their first season sweep of Pepperdine and LMU in 27 years, Trasolini was named the WCC Player of the Week Feb. 28. It was Trasolini's first Player of the Week honors in his career and the third for SCU this season. He is No. 26 on the career points list for Santa Clara. He needs 16 points to move to No. 24 and would pass Dan Weiss at No. 25 (1,070, 1984-88) and Brody Angley at No. 24 (1,074, 2004-08).
Trasolini averaged 26.0 ppg in victories over LMU and Pepperdine (Feb 24-26), shooting 56.7 percent and 7.5 rpg. He hit 18 of 21 free throws, shooting 85.7 percent - making the first 14 free throws vs. LMU. He was 17 of 20 from the free throw line vs. LMU. His 17 free throws were the second most-ever for a Bronco and the 20 attempts were also the second-most for a Bronco (Steve Nash was 21 of 21 vs. SMC in 1995). Trasolini also shot 10-for-15 from the field vs. Pepperdine, shooting 66.7 percent and finished league play with 12.5 ppg and 5.1 rpg, shooting almost 81 percent from the free throw line.
Steals Streak Over; Finish As Second-Best Nationally
Santa Clara's 23-game steals streak was the nation's longest current streak with 6+ steals, before being snapped March 6 vs. Saint Mary's when the Broncos snatched just three. SCU collected 10+ steals seven times during the streak.
Louisville's 6+ steals streak was longest at 28, followed by the Broncos and Valparaiso with the second-longest streak at 23 straight games and Houston Baptist finishing with 21 straight.
SCU's 23 straight games included (8-8-10-6-7-10-14-6-9-6-6-7-11-14-11-6-7-8-7-11-9-8-6).
Payne WCC Defensive POY, Foster, Roquemore All-WCC
Leading the West Coast Conference in steals and fourth in rebounding, Troy Payne was named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year on March 1. He is the first Bronco player in school history to receive this award. Kevin Foster was named to the All-WCC First Team and Evan Roquemore was named to the All-WCC Freshman team. Foster is the 58th Bronco in school history to be named to the First Team.
2011 Bronco Signing Class
The 2011 Santa Clara class includes forward/center Robert Garrett (Sacramento HS, Sacramento, Calif.); wing Denzel Johnson (Clovis West HS, Fresno, Calif.); and forward Karim York (Del Valle HS, Del Valle, Texas). The 2011 Bronco class includes:
Name (Position, Hgt., Wgt., Hometown/HS
Robert Garrett (C 6'11 235 Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento)
Team was 26-7 (12-2 league); 13.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg,, 4.4 bpg, 0.5 spg
Denzel Johnson (G, 6'3, 185, Fresno, Calif./Clovis West)
Team was 25-6 (8-1 league); team won 7th TRA Conference title in 9 yrs.
Karim York (F, 6'8, 180, Del Valle, Texas/Del Valle)
First Team in 5A Region II District 15; Averaged 20.2 ppg and 10.1 rpg
Santa Clara is playing in the post-season for the first time in 15 years and its 13 wins at home are the most it has won since it won 14 regular season games in 1987-88.
Santa Clara leads the WCC in steals in overall games. It has only led the league in steals in overall games once: 1997 when it had 207 steals.
Santa Clara's three WCC Players of the Week outright this year are the most it has had since 1994-95 when it had four (Steve Nash three times, Marlon Garnett once). John Bryant was WCC POW three times in 2008-09, but he shared it with Patty Mills of Saint Mary's once.
Santa Clara defeated CSUN 99-79 on Dec. 22. The Broncos put six players in double figures. It was first time since Santa Clara defeated UCSC at home on Nov. 25, 2002, 93-70, that it had six players in double figures. The 99 points on the road for the Broncos were the most they scored since they lost 105-103 at Portland on Jan. 25, 1980.
Santa Clara scored 90+ in two of its first 13 games of the year for the first time since it won 111-55 on Nov. 27, 1993 and then 92-74 vs. Holy Cross on Dec. 29, 1993.
Santa Clara defeated the Zags for the first time in 10 years at home (Feb. 22, 2001). The 85-71 win on Jan. 20 was the worst defeat the Zags suffered during the WCC regular season slate since 1999.
Santa Clara's win at Pepperdine was its first win in Malibu since it won 83-71 on Jan. 22, 2005. It was just the third win at Pepperdine in 17 years and only its fifth victory in Malibu in 27 years. The Broncos went on to sweep the season series with LMU and Pepperdine for the first time since 1984.
SCU's 20-point comeback in defeating USD on Feb. 12 tied the biggest come from behind victory in school history when it defeated Marquette on Nov. 29, 1996 after being down by 20 in the second half. It is only the second time in 13 years SCU has swept USD.
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!
Ben Dowdell, acknowledging earlier this season that his senior year "will be the one that defines my Bronco career", has posted double figure scoring in 12 games this season, including seven of the last 12 games. Dowdell tied his career-high with 22 points vs. Portland on Jan. 22 and then scored a career-high 26 points vs. LMU on Feb. 24. He also grabbed his second career double-double vs. LMU with a career-high 14 rebounds.
Starting all 33 games this year, Dowdell is averaging 8.3 ppg and 4.7 rpg. Dowdell has posted double figures 26 times in his career: 12 times this year, five times his junior year and nine times his rookie campaign.
He has played in 123 career games (No. 3 in career games played) with 93 career starts (No. 9 in career starts). If he plays vs. NAU, he will move to No. 2 in career games played and will be tied with John Bryant (124, 2005-09). He is No. 2 on the career fouls list at 377 as he passed Kurt Rambis at No. 2 (366, 1976-80) vs. LMU.
Dowdell on Career Charts Games Played
1. Kyle Bailey (2001-05) 127
2. John Bryant (2005-09) 124
3. Ben Dowdell (2007 - ) 123
4. Brody Angley (2004-08) 122
Mitch Burley (1985-89) 122
6. Jason Sedlock (1992-97) 121
1. Jens Gordon (1985-89) 396
2. Ben Dowdell (2007 - ) 377
3. Kurt Rambis (1976-80) 366
4. Dan Weiss (1984-88) 358
5. Mike Norman (1980-84) 356
1. Brian Jones (1996-01) 116
2. Brody Angley (2004-08) 111
3. Kurt Rambis (1976-80) 107
4. John Bryant (2005-09) 106
5. Dan Weiss (1984-88) 103
6. Steve Kenilvort (1982-86) 99
7. Harold Keeling (1981-85) 96
Kyle Bailey (2001-05) 96
9. Ben Dowdell (2007-) 93
Mike Norman (1980-84) 93
Kevin Foster has now scored 639 points this season, breaking Dennis Awtrey's single season school record set 42 years ago (619, 1968-69) vs. LMU. Foster has hit 117 threes this season with 318 attempts - both single season school records (broke his own records vs. Saint Mary's on Feb. 10). The WCC single season record is 126 threes made by Jeff Fryer of LMU in 1989 and Foster is tied for No. 3 with Dan Dickau of Gonzaga (117, 2001-02). Foster's 3.5 threes made per game are tops in the country. He is three threes from moving to No. 2 on the Bronco career threes made list (225, Kyle Bailey, 2001-05). Steve Nash holds the career threes made school record with 263 makes (1992-96).
Looking back, Foster dropped a new career-high on the Zags with 36 on Jan. 20 (11 of 20; 6 of 14 from 3; 8 of 10 FT). The 36 points are the sixth-most ever for a Bronco at home and the most a player has scored vs. Gonzaga since Pepperdine's Keion Bell scored 37 points on Jan. 21, 2010. Foster's career-best prior to the Gonzaga game was the 31 he scored as a freshman at Saint Mary's (Jan. 9, 2009) and his season-best was the 29 he scored in overtime vs. Washington St. on Dec. 19.
Foster crushed eight threes on Jan. 8 vs. USF and at Gonzaga on Feb. 17. The eight threes twice tied the school record set by Steve Nash (8 at Gonzaga on Jan. 19, 1995) and Mitch Burley (8 vs. Nevada-Reno, Dec. 14, 1988). Foster attempted 20 threes in the USF game, shooting 40.0 percent from beyond the arc. The attempts mark shattered Burley's school record set back in 1988 (17) and Nash's in 1995 (17). The 20 attempts also shattered the WCC record set by Jeff Fryer of LMU vs. SCU on Feb. 24, 1989 when he attempted 18.
WCC Single Season Records
1. Jeff Fryer, LMU (1988-89) 126
2. Jeff Fryer, LMU (1989-90) 121
3. Kevin Foster (2010-11) 117
Dan Dickau, GON (2001-02) 117
5. Peter McKelvey, POR (1991-92) 106
Bronco Single Season Records
1. Kevin Foster (2010-11) 117
2. Kevin Foster (2008-09) 85
3. Steve Nash (1994-95) 84
4. Steve Ross (2001-02) 74
5. Marlon Garnett (1996-97) 69
1. Kevin Foster (2010-11) 318
2. Kevin Foster (2008-09) 232
3. Kyle Bailey (2004-05) 198
4. Steve Nash (1994-95) 185
Marlon Garnett (1996-97) 185
1. Kevin Foster (2010-11) 639
2. Dennis Awtrey (1968-69) 619
3. Dennis Awtrey (1969-70) 614
4. John Bryant (2008-09) 596
5. Ralph Ogden (1969-70) 590
6. Harold Keeling (1983-84) 585
7. Harold Keeling (1984-85) 574
8. Steve Nash (1994-95) 565
9. Russ Vrankovich (1963-64) 561
10. John Bryant (2007-08) 558
1,000 Points Scored
1. Kurt Rambis (1976-80) 1,736
2. Harold Keeling (1981-85) 1,731
3. Brian Jones (1996-01) 1,722
4. Steve Nash (1992-96) 1,689
5. Dennis Awtrey (1967-70) 1,675
6. John Bryant (2005-09) 1,667
7. Londale Theus (1976-80) 1,643
8. Ken Sears (1951-55) 1,586
9. Kyle Bailey (2001-05) 1,571
10. Mike Stewart (1970-73) 1 ,446
11. Bud Ogden (1966-69) 1,437
12. Nick Vanos (1981-85) 1,399
13. Mike Gervasoni (1964-67) 1,393
14. Travis Niesen (2002-06) 1,380
15. Jens Gordon (1985-89) 1,356
16. Marlon Garnett (1993-97) 1,346
17. Ralph Ogden (1967-70) 1,280
18. Mitch Burley (1985-89) 1,258
19. Frank Sobrero (1957-60) 1,256
20. Ron Reis (1988-92) 1,246
21. Kevin Foster (2008- ) 1,244
22. Nathan Fast (1996-00) 1,182
23. Scott Lamson (1981-85) 1,120
24. Brody Angley (2004-08) 1,074
25. Dan Weiss (1984-88) 1,070
26. Mark Trasolini (2008- ) 1,059
27. DeWayne Lewis (1990-94) 1,032
28. Jim Young (1951-54) 1,016
29. Glen Hubbard (1972-76) 1,012
1. Steve Nash (1992-96) 263
2. Kyle Bailey (2001-05) 225
3. Kevin Foster (2008- ) 223
4. Marlon Garnett (1993-97) 210
5. Ethan Rohde (2002-05) 192
1. Kyle Bailey (2001-05) 679
2. Steve Nash (1992-95) 656
3. Kevin Foster (2008- ) 621
4. Marlon Garnett (1993-97) 528
5. Brian Jones (1996-01) 526
Evan Roquemore has broken three Bronco rookie records this season: assists, free throws made and free throws attempted. All three records were set by Brian Jones in 1996-97. Jones was named the 1996 WCC Freshman of the Year and was named All-WCC twice during his career. He is on track to break the free throw percentage record (shooting 82.7 %, Steve Nash shot 82.1%) and with 13 minutes played vs. Northern Arizona he would break the freshman record for minutes played.
He has scored double figures in 10 of the last 12 games, including a career-high 21 points vs. LMU on March 5. While he didn't start Senior night on Feb. 26, he had started 24 games after coming off the bench the first eight games of his rookie campaign Averaging 11.6 ppg, a team-leading 3.9 apg and 3.6 rpg, he had a career-high eight assists at Saint Mary's and at Gonzaga; and a then-career-high with 18 points vs. Northern Colorado. He has been perfect at the free throw line in 12 games this year: 6 of 6 vs. Rice, 10 of 10 vs. UNC, 6 of 6 at SJSU, 7 of 7 vs. Washington State, 6 of 6 at CSUN, 1 of 1 at SMC, 8 of 8 vs. Gonzaga, 2 of 2 at LMU, 6 of 6 vs. USD, 8 of 8 vs. LMU, 4 of 4 vs. Pepperdine and 2 of 2 vs. SMC.
Rocking Rookie Records Bronco Freshman Records
1. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 128
2. Brian Jones (1996-97) 119
Free Throws Made
1. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 139
2. Brian Jones (1996-97) 98
Free Throws Attempted
1. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 168
2. Brian Jones (1996-97) 142
Free Throw %(Min. 30 made)
1. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) .827
2. Steve Nash (1992-93) .825
1. Kevin Foster (2008-09) 486
4. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 384
1. Kurt Rambis (1976-77) 15.3
7. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 11.6
Field Goals Made
1. Kurt Rambis (1976-77) 167
10. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 98
Field Goals Attempted
1. Kevin Foster (2008-09) 396
10. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 249
1. Kevin Foster (2008-09) 85
4. Steve Nash (1992-93) 49
Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 49
1. Kevin Foster (2008-09) 232
9. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 117
3-Point FG % (Min. 20 made)
1. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) .419
2. Steve Nash (1992-93) 408
1. Steve Kenilvort (1982-83) 49
4. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 34
1. Robert Smith (2009-10) 1,049
2. Evan Roquemore (2010-11) 1,037
0 (Roquemore) - WCC All-Freshman Team. Named No. 20 Freshman nationally this season by BasketballProspectus.com in January (only WCC player). Broke the Bronco freshman school record for assists, free throws made and attempted. 18 of the last 26 games he has hit double figures, including double figures the last 10 of 12 games. Dished out a career-high eight assists at Saint Mary's and at Gonzaga; and scored a career-high 21 points vs. LMU March 5. Perfect from the free throw line in 12 games.
01 (Payne) - WCC Defender of the Year. Started 40 games last year and 22 this year. Leads WCC in steals. Career-high 6 steals three times this year. Collected 5+ rebounds in 18 straight games prior to SMC; 7+ in eight of the last 11 games. Second career double-double vs. USD (10/10).
03 (Cunningham) - Hasn't played in the past 17 games due to a bad back but is available for the WCC Tournament. He had started the previous eight games and is shooting a career-best 61.9 percent this season. (seventh-best shooting percentage in Bronco history).
04 (Perricone) - Has played in three games this season and hit his first career field goal in the first game (HBU) and a three-pointer in two games: Bethany and UCSC.
10 (Dowdell) - Career-high 26 points vs. LMU, including career-high 14 rebounds. 13 games this season with 5+ rebounds and hit double-figures in scoring eight of the last 14 games. Averaged double figures in WCC play (10.5 ppg).
13 (Santos) - Played 21 minutes in win over LMU on March 5 and 17 vs. SMC. Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana and his wife Jennifer were guests of the Santos family vs. Pepperdine and Saint Mary's. Made big basket in second overtime to help seal win for SCU vs. LMU. Gave SCU 16 minutes off the bench vs. Gonzaga and followed it up with 20 minutes in Portland win. Had season-high six rebounds and career-high four assists vs. Bethany.
14 (Gamble) - Hit his first career points with two three-pointers vs. Bethany. He put up four shots and grabbed two rebounds during that span as well. Hit two free throws in career-high six minutes vs. UC Santa Cruz.
15 (Trasolini) - WCC Player of the Week (Feb. 28). Hit double figures 16 of the last 21 games. 29th player in school history to score 1,000 career points. Has 54 career double-figure games and 31 15+ point games. His five career double-doubles rank No. 1 on the team this year. Is the only player in the WCC to be named to the Capital One Academic All-District team the past two years. Sports a 3.51 GPA in Finance.
21 (Foster) - WCC First-Team. No. 21 in career points with 1,244 and No. 1 on the single season list with 639 points. First sophomore in WCC history to score 1,000+ career points. Scored a career-high 36 points in the Gonzaga win - the sixth-best ever by a Bronco in a home game. First player in school history to hit six plus threes in three games in a season. He has now done it eight times this year after hitting eight at Gonzaga and seven at Portland!
22 (Mensah) - Fourth-year walk-on hit his first career free throws and first career three-pointers in the five games he has played in this year. Has already been accepted to the Law Schools at Santa Clara and American; and also applying to Cornell, Georgetown, George Washington and Howard.
24 (Clarke) - Will be redshirted. Has only played in three games early due to a foot injury.
25 (McArthur) - His 11 rebounds vs. Santa Cruz were the most for a Bronco freshman since John Bryant snagged 13 vs. Portland on Jan. 7, 2006. After being named the Bay Area Player of the Year out of famed De La Salle last year, he hit his first career three at Gonzaga on Feb. 17.
31 (Harrison) - Scored a season-high 12 points at Pepperdine, his first time in double figures this season after hitting double figures nine times last season.
33 (Bach) - Carrying a 3.48 grade point average in Marketing, he has come off the bench in four games this season, including 12 minutes vs. Bethany where he dished out a career-best four assists. Scored career-high 9 points in career-high 14 minutes vs. UC Santa Cruz.
42 (Cowels) - Starting in nine games this season and 20 throughout his two-year career, Cowels hit a season-high four threes vs. Northern Colorado and was 6 of 6 from the free throw line vs. Washington State. He scored a career-high 24 points vs. NCAA Tournament-bound Wofford last season, hitting five threes.
44 (Atanga) - The Yaounde, Cameroon native is being red-shirted this season.