January 3, 2013

Santa Clara-Gonzaga Game Sold Out; Coach Keating's Offer to On-Campus Students

See second part of the release below for Coach Keating's $100 hotel credit offer for Saturday night for Santa Clara on-campus students.

The Santa Clara men's basketball game with No. 10 Gonzaga on Sat., Jan. 5 is a sell-out the Bronco ticket office announced early Thursday afternoon.  The doors will open at 4 pm for the 5 pm game at the Leavey Center.

The game will be televised live regionally on Comcast SportsNet California. The crew will be Gonzaga's crew with the ROOT network and will include Greg Hesiter, Richard Fox and Dan Dickau.  The game will be broadcast on a tape-delay basis on KDOW 1220 AM with the audio broadcast beginning at 7 pm with the Broncos' play-by-play announcer Anthony Passarelli making the call.

Santa Clara's last win vs. the Zags: behind Kevin Foster's 36 points, the Broncos won 85-71 on Jan. 21, 2011. Click here to see highlights of that game and read all about.

Santa Clara enters the game at 12-3 and 1-0 in the West Coast Conference. Gonzaga is 13-1 and opens its 2013 WCC schedule at Pepperdine Thursday night before traveling to the Bay Area for its game with Santa Clara.  The Broncos are the only school in the country with three active 1,000 point career scorers (Kevin Foster, Marc Trasolini, Evan Roquemore) and Foster is the No. 2 active career points scorer in the country with 1,977.

Santa Clara opened the 2013 West Coast Conference slate with a 74-69 win over USF on Wednesday night.

Check out highlights from the SCU-USF game!

WATCH: Coach Keating, Marc Trasolini and Kevin Foster talk to the media post-game vs. USF


Coach Keating's Offer Explained

After Wednesday night's win over USF, Bronco head coach Kerry Keating offered to pay up to $100 for Santa Clara on-campus students to stay in a hotel for the Gonzaga game because the dorms are closed until Sunday.  Here is how Santa Clara on campus students can go about getting the $100 credit for a local hotel from Coach Keating.  See below for all the details.

1. Coach Keating's offer is only valid for Santa Clara students living on- campus during the Winter 2013 quarter.

2. On-campus students should call the basketball office ASAP at 408-554-4031 and be prepared to give you SCU access card number, name and email address. If no one answers, leave a message with that information and your cell phone number.

3.  SCU will verify your access card and SCU on-campus residency.  When the student's on-campus residency is verified, through the SCU access office, SCU basketball will contact the student to book the hotel reservation.  Coach Keating will give a $100 credit for each room booked. The student will need a credit card and the $100 credit will be given at the local hotel close to campus. Students will be responsible for any incidentals, additional room costs, etc.  The rooms are a minimum of two and a maximum of four people per room; and SCU will help put together roommates.

4. The deadline to get a $100 credit is 11:59 pm on Fri., Jan. 4.