Final Regular Season Home Game for the Bronco Men vs. LMU Thursday at 8 pm; Be There Early to Honor The Five Seniors!
The Broncos (20-9, 8-6) play their final regular season home game when they host Loyola Marymount (8-20, 1-13) for Senior Night on Thurs., Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. (PST). The five Santa Clara seniors, Marc Trasolini, Kevin Foster, Kyle Perricone, Niyi Harrison and Raymond Cowels III will be honored prior to the game and each will start their final regular season game at the Leavey Center. The game will be televised regionally on Comcast Bay Area with Barry Tompkins and Dan Belluomini making the call. The game can also be heard live on KDOW 1220 AM with the broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. Anthony Passarelli is in his sixth season as the Broncos' play-by-play announcer.
Santa Clara clinched the No. 4 seed in the WCC standings with a 75-63 win at Portland on Feb. 23 and has an outside chance at the No. 3 spot. SCU needs to beat LMU and win at Saint Mary's on Mar. 2 and needs BYU to lose its remaining two games (vs. Gonzaga 2/28; at LMU 3/2) to capture third place. The Broncos have only finished in the top three three times in the past 13 years.
Santa Clara was able to bounce back from a loss at No. 3-ranked Gonzaga on Feb. 20 to split its Northwest road trip by beating Portland, 75-63, on Feb. 23 breaking a five-game losing streak at the Chiles Center, recording its first regular season sweep of the Pilots since 2007 and reaching 20 wins for the 19th time in program history. Kevin Foster followed his 4-point outing at Gonzaga, his second-lowest this season, with a game-high 20 at Portland to surpass Terrell Lowery (2,201) as the No. 2 all-time scorer in WCC history with 2,211. He also tied Brian Jones (1996-01) with the most career starts in SCU history with 116. Portland took its only lead of the game just 36 seconds in on a layup by Derrick Rodgers before the Broncos went on an 18-2 run over the next 3:43 sparked by a pair of 3-pointers and eight points each from Foster and Raymond Cowels III. The two accounted for 14 points apiece in the first half and nearly outscored the Pilots as SCU took a 44-30 lead at the break. Tanner Riley's 3-point play with 6:25 left in the second half pulled the Pilots within five, 57-52, but a dunk and layup by Marc Trasolini on consecutive possessions pushed the lead back to nine. Foster was 6-of-6 and the Broncos made 9-of-10 free throws in the final 1:20 to seal the victory. Cowels III and Trasolini added 17 points each and, along with Foster, combined for 54 points. The win guarantees the Broncos at least a fourth-place finish in the conference standings and a bye into the quarterfinal round of the WCC Tournament, which will take place in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena from March 6-11.
The Broncos will look to snap a 3-game losing streak to LMU and reach nine wins in WCC play for the first time since 2007 when they host the Lions on Feb. 28. LMU has lost 12 straight games and has not scored more than 70 points during its slide. The Lions' last win came on Jan. 10 when they beat Santa Clara, 84-80, behind a game-high 29 points from leading scorer Anthony Ireland. Ireland is the second-leading scorer in the WCC at 20.4 ppg, just half-a-point per game behind BYU's Tyler Haws for the top spot. Evan Roquemore scored a team-high 21 points with seven assists and Brandon Clark added a season-high 17 points for the Broncos in the loss. Both players were 4-of-5 on 3-point attempts. SCU committed a season-high 20 turnovers.
Marc Trasolini (100), Raymond Cowels III (79) and Kevin Foster (116) have started all 29 games for SCU this season and have combined for 295 starts in their Santa Clara careers. Evan Roquemore has started 28 of 29 games and has 83 career starts under his belt. The remaining nine players on the roster have a total of 123 career starts with Niyi Harrison leading the group with 44.
If Trasolini, Cowels III and Foster each play and start the LMU game, they will all three be a part of school records. It would be Foster's 117th career start, which will break the school record set by Brian Jones (116, 1996-01). It would be the 129th career game played for Trasolini and Cowels III, topping the school record of 128 set by Ben Dowdell (2007-11).
All of Foster's scoring exploits have been chronicled, but he may well go down as one of the greatest all-around players to ever compete in the WCC. One of just three players to score over 2,200 career points, Foster leads the WCC this season with 2.4 spg and is No. 5 with 4.4 apg. Through his career Foster has amassed 2,211 points (second best in WCC history), 428 assists and 211 steals joining LMU's Terrell Lowery as the only players in WCC history to accumulate more than 2,000 points, 400 assists and 200 steals (Lowery recorded 2,201 points, 689 assists and 231 steals).
The teams will be meeting for the 138th time with Santa Clara leading the all-time series 83-54. SCU is 41-25 in games played in Santa Clara and has won 14 of the last 18 meetings at the Leavey Center since 1996. The Lions have won three straight in the series, including an 84-80 win earlier this season on Jan. 10 in Los Angeles. LMU won its last visit to Santa Clara, 74-62, on Jan. 24, 2012 but has not won consecutive games in Santa Clara since 1991 and '92. The Broncos wasted a 9-point halftime lead and lost, 84-80, at LMU on Jan. 10, they have won seven consecutive games when leading at the intermission since then. SCU's last win over the Lions came on March. 5, 2011 in the quarterfinals of the WCC Tournament. The Broncos also won both regular season conference games that year giving them their last 3-game season sweep of a league opponent.
Marc Trasolini has scored 124 points in eight career games against LMU, the most he's scored against any opponent. He had a career-high 31 points vs. LMU (2/24/11) and had a 22-point game (3/5/11). He is a career 53.2 percent field goal shooter (41-of-77) against LMU … Kevin Foster made a career-best 13 free throws in 13 attempts at LMU (1/29/11) and has 3 of his 51 career 20+ point games against the Lions … Evan Roquemore has scored in double figures in all 6 games he's played against LMU and has totaled 99 points … Robert Garrett made his first career start vs. LMU and had 3 blocked shots (1/23/12). He has 8 blocks in 30 minutes covering three games against LMU … Raymond Cowels III recorded his only career double-double game with 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds at LMU (1/10/13) and had the second-highest scoring game of his career with 22 points at LMU (2/25/12). He's totaled 37 points on 13-of-25 shooting (52%) in his last two games against the Lions … Brandon Clark scored a season-high 17 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range with a career-best 6 rebounds at LMU (1/10/13) … Yannick Atanga has 28 rebounds and 5 blocks in three games against LMU. He scored a career-high 12 points on a perfect shooting night vs. the Lions (1/23/12) making all five of his field goal attempts and both free throw tries … LMU holds the Santa Clara opponent record for points in a game scoring 117 on Feb. 24, 1990.
There have been 31 players in the history of SCU basketball to score 1,000 career points and four of them are on the current roster. SCU was the first Division I school with three 1,000 point scorers on its roster on Dec. 15, 2012 when Evan Roquemore scored his 1,000th career point in the 75-71 win at Pacific; and Santa Clara was the third school in Division I this season to have four active 1,000 career point scorers after Raymond Cowels III joined the club in the win over Pepperdine on Feb. 16. Santa Clara is the first team in West Coast Conference history to have four 1,000 point career scorers in the same season. There are now three other teams nationally with a quartet of 1,000 point scorers: N.C. State accomplished the feat on Jan. 22, 2013 vs. Wake Forest, Davidson matched them on Feb. 9, 2013 vs. App. State and No. 1 Indiana accomplished it a few nights after Santa Clara on Tues., Feb. 19 vs. Michigan State.
The three Broncos averaging double figures are Kevin Foster (17.9 ppg, 2,211 career points), Marc Trasolini (15.2 ppg, 1,553) and Evan Roquemore (12.0 ppg, 1,208). Foster is No. 2 nationally in active career points scored behind Lehigh's C.J. McCollum (2,361) who is out for the season with a broken foot.
Foster became SCU's all-time scoring leader, surpassing 1980 WCC Player of the Year and former NBA star Kurt Rambis, in a 74-62 win at St. Louis on Nov. 14 and he became the third player in WCC history to score 2,200 career points with 20 points at Portland Feb. 23. Not even ranked in the top 25 career scorers in WCC history when the season began, Foster currently sits at No. 2 after passing LMU's Terrell Lowery, who scored 2,201 from 1988-92, at Portland. Foster has 24 double-digit scoring games this season and 106 in his 124 game career.
Marc Trasolini became the 11th Bronco to score 1,500 career points when he tallied 13 vs. Saint Mary's on Feb. 7. With 1,553 career points Trasolini is 19 behind Kyle Bailey for the No. 10 spot. Bailey scored 1,571 points from 2001-05. Trasolini scored 23 points at San Diego on Jan. 26 moving ahead of Bud Ogden (1,437) and Mike Stewart (1,446) into 11th on the school's career list.
Evan Roquemore joined the 1,000-point club this season, reaching the plateau in a win at Pacific on Dec. 15. He scored his 1,100th career point at LMU on Jan. 10, becoming just the 25th player in school history to score that many. His 18 points vs. Saint Mary's on Feb. 7 helped him move past Nathan Fast (1996-00, 1,182) into the 23rd spot. He scored two points at Gonzaga to become the 23rd Bronco player to score 1,200 career points and needs 51 points to move to No. 20, passing Mitch Burley (1,258, 1985-89).
Raymond Cowels III has played in all but one game during his four-year career (family funeral) and has started 59 straight times since the beginning of the 2011-12 season. RC3 is fourth on the team in scoring with 9.6 ppg and became the fourth member of the current roster to score 1,000 career points and the 31st in school history when he scored eight on Feb. 16 vs. Pepperdine. He scored his 1,000th point on a three-point basket vs. the Waves. He now has 1,021 career points and is sitting at No. 29 all-time for the Broncos. To be in the top 25 all-time, he will have to score 100 points even and would pass Scott Lamson (1,120, 1981-85).
The Broncos reached 20 wins for the second time in head coach Kerry Keating's six seasons, the third time in the last 12 seasons and the 19th time in school history with their win at Portland on Feb. 23. After going winless (0-16) in the WCC in 2012, SCU is experiencing one of the greatest turnarounds in league history in 2013. Santa Clara's 8-game improvement this year ties for the third-best in WCC history, matching the 1962 and 1979 Pepperdine teams. The 1962 Waves went 11-1 in WCC play after a 3-9 record in 1961 and the 1979 squad posted a 10-4 league mark after going 2-12 the year before. LMU holds the top two single-season turnarounds in league history going from 0-14 in 1987 to 10-4 in 1988 (+10) and from 2-12 in 2011 to 11-5 in 2012 (+9). Of the 347 Division I teams, Santa Clara is one of just 55 teams to have won 20+ games this year.
Playing together for three full seasons, fifth-year seniors Marc Trasolini and Kevin Foster have combined for 61 victories. Add in the four wins from Foster's sophomore year before he broke his foot in the win at UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 1, 2009 and the duo has won 65 games together during their time on the court. Foster played in six games in 2009-10 before being redshirted due to a broken foot that ended his season and Trasolini was redshirted due to a pre-season torn ACL in 2011-12.
Santa Clara is 17-2 this season when leading at halftime and has won the last seven games when holding an advantage at the break. SCU has outscored the opposition 1,042 to 874 (+168) during the first 20 minutes … The Broncos scored more points in the first half of their win at Portland (44) on Feb. 23 than they did the entire game at No. 3 Gonzaga (42) on Feb. 20 … The Broncos are 8-3 in their last 11 games losing to three 20-win teams; No. 3 Gonzaga (27-2), Saint Mary's (24-5) and BYU (20-9). The three have a combined .816 winning percentage (71-16) … SCU has held opponents to fewer than 20 first half points five times … SCU leads the WCC in blocked shots with 141 (4.86 pg) and has three of the top 7 shot blockers in the league. Marc Trasolini is No. 2 with 47, Robert Garrett is No. 3 with 41 and Yannick Atanga is tied for No. 7 with 25. The three have combined for 113 of the team's total, which is the second-most in a single-season in school history, behind the 156 amassed during the 2008-09 season … Santa Clara has four sweeps during WCC action (Portland, USF, USD, Pepperdine), the most since getting four during the 2007 conference season … SCU has three winning streaks of five or more games this season … Santa Clara's point total in its 85-42 loss at Gonzaga on Feb. 20 is its lowest since a 70-40 loss to Saint Mary's on Feb. 21, 2004. SCU's margin of defeat (43) was also greater than its point total … SCU has held opponents to fewer than 20 first half points five times … Foster is the only SCU player to attempt more than 200 three-point shots in a season. He's done it for a third time this season with 249 … Led by a season-high tying five 3-point baskets from Raymond Cowels III, the Broncos made 10 shots from beyond the arc in their win at Portland on Feb. 23, breaking a string of eight straight games in which they failed to reach double-digits. They have made one more 3-pointer than Saint Mary's on the season and lead the WCC with an average of 8.21 per game … Foster has scored over 100 points against every WCC team except BYU (62) and Pepperdine (99). He's scored 114 points in six career games against LMU … Brandon Clark is the only non-starter to have more than one double-digit scoring game off the bench. Clark has scored 10 or more points in five of his last seven games and nine times total this year.
Marc Trasolini is doing it all this year, starting all 29 games this season and averaging almost 31 minutes per contest, and he is all over the WCC stat sheets. In league stats only, he is No. 6 in scoring, No. 2 in rebounding and offensive rebounds behind teammate Yannick Atanga, No. 4 in field goal percentage, No. 5 in blocked shots (behind No. 4 Atanga) and No. 8 in defensive rebounding.
Trasolini has also been named as one of the 10 finalist's for the Senior CLASS Award. The men's Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Final Four. Nationwide fan voting has begun and Bronco fans are encouraged to vote for Trasolini every day at the following website through March 25 - www.seniorclassaward.com/vote.
To be eligible for the award, the senior must have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in October.
Trasolini became the fourth player in school history to be named to the Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American list on Feb. 19 when he was named third team nationally. He is the only player in the WCC and Pac 12 to be named to the CoSIDA All-District Academic All-American list three straight competition years this Feb. (2010, '11, '13). Trasolini is in his fourth quarter of MBA work and graduated cum laude in March 2012 with a degree in Finance (3.65 GPA).
Kerry Keating had this to say about Trasolini in the community. "On our annual trip to the Great America park to spend the day with Courageous Kids (kids with cancer) Marc has been front and center each year. At 6-9 240, he is easily visible, but the kids feel his heart when he spends time with them because he is a good person, not because he is a basketball player and tall. Marc has been a fixture at our annual summer camp and relishes his role as teacher and role model, and has developed a comfort in being easily noticeable but has more so developed strength in being a role model and good citizen."
There's something about the Pilots. Tying a career-high with 13 rebounds vs. Portland on Jan. 31, Yannick Atanga proved that feat was no fluke when he yanked in a personal-best 16 rebounds at Portland on Feb. 23. It was the most rebounds for a Bronco since 2009 WCC Player of the Year John Bryant collected 27 boards on March 7, 2009 in a 80-69 win vs. San Diego in the WCC Tournament. Atanga has been efficient on the glass in conference-only games hauling down 115 of his 183 rebounds against WCC foes. He leads the WCC in rebounds with 8.2 rpg in league games, including a league-leading 3.4 offensive rpg.
Over the last eight games Atanga has been a force in the middle for SCU. Atanga recorded a season-high and career-high tying four blocked shots in the win over Pepperdine on Feb. 16 and has multiple blocks five times totaling 14 swats. He's been working the boards as well during the eight-game stretch totaling 73 caroms (9.1 rpg). Through his first 21 games he totaled 11 blocks and had just three multiple-block games. Atanga has 25 blocked shots for the season placing him third on the team. He is 10th with 0.9 blocks per game and ranks No. 4 in WCC-only games with 1.4. including a career-high 16 at Portland on Feb. 23.
Kevin Foster was nicknamed 'Microwave' by his father Rick Foster during his youth after the Detroit Piston's Vinnie Johnson. Johnson earned the nickname 'the Microwave' from Celtics guard Danny Ainge for his ability to score many points in a short period of time, heating up the offense. Foster has scored 15+ points in 81 of 124 career games and he has scored 19+ in 58 career games. Foster's 19+ games follow:
Opponent/Date Pts. (3s)
1. vs. Arizona/Nov. 25, 2008 21 (5)
2. vs. Belmont/Dec. 29, 2008 24 (3)
3. at Harvard/Jan. 2, 2009 20 (4)
4. at Saint Mary's/Jan. 9, 2009 31 (5)
5. at Portland/Jan. 17, 2009 20 (3)
6. vs. LMU/Jan. 29, 2009 20 (3)
7. vs. Saint Mary's/Feb. 7, 2009 26 (4)
8. at LMU/Feb. 14, 2009 26 (5)
9. at USF/Feb. 21, 2009 20 (2)
10. vs. Gonzaga/Feb. 26, 2009 20 (3)
11. vs. San Diego/March 7, 2009 21 (4)
12. at CSUB/Nov. 13, 2009 21 (3)
13. vs. Menlo/Nov. 19, 2009 19 (4)
14. at Pacific/Nov. 22, 2009 22 (5)
15. vs. Fresno State/Nov. 28, 2009 25 (5)
16. vs. CSU Bakersfield/Nov. 12, 2010 19 (4)
17. at So. California/Nov. 15, 2010 26 (4)
18. vs. Bethune-Cookman/Nov. 21, 2010 21 (6)
19. vs. N. Colorado/Nov. 23, 2010 19 (4)
20. vs. UC Santa Barbara/Dec. 4, 2010 25 (6)
21. at San Jose State/Dec. 10, 2010 26 (3)
22. vs. Washington St./Dec. 19, 2010 29 (4)
23. at CSU Northridge/Dec. 22, 2010 22 (2)
24. vs. Bethany/Jan. 3, 2011 19 (6)
25. vs. USF/Jan. 8, 2011 26 (8)
26. vs. Gonzaga/Jan. 20, 2011 36 (6)
27. vs. Portland/Jan. 22, 2011 19 (3)
28. vs. LMU/Jan. 29, 2011 28 (3)
29. vs. St. Mary's/Feb. 10, 2011 25 (4)
30. vs. San Diego/Feb. 12, 2011 21 (3)
31. at Gonzaga/Feb. 17, 2011 27 (8)
32. at Portland/Feb. 19, 2011 29 (7)
33. vs. Air Force/March 18, 2011 36 (9)
34. at USF/March 22, 2011 27 (3)
35. at SMU (March 25, 2011 35 (5)
36. vs. New Mexico (Nov. 24, 2011) 26 (5)
37. vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 25, 2011) 19 (3)
38. vs. Cal State Northridge (Dec. 3, 2011) 20 (4)
39. vs. Pacific (Dec. 17, 2011) 26 (6)
40. at Houston Baptist (Dec. 21, 2011) 19 (3)
41. vs. Eastern Michigan (Dec. 29, 2011) 25 (6)
42. vs. Wagner (Dec. 30, 2011) 20 (4)
43. at BYU (Jan. 14, 2012) 22 (4)
44. vs. Saint Mary's (Jan. 21, 2012) 22 (5)
45. vs. Simpson (Nov. 10, 2012) 27 (7)
46. at Saint Louis (Nov. 14, 2012) 30 (2)
47. vs. Utah Valley (Nov. 21, 2012) 21 (1)
48. vs. Utah State (Nov. 28, 2012) 27 (5)
49. vs. UC Santa Barbara (Dec. 1, 2012) 28 (4)
50. at Pacific (Dec. 15, 2012) 31 (4)
51. at Duke (Dec. 29, 2012) 29 (5)
52. vs. USF (Jan. 2, 2013) 21 (5)
53. vs. Gonzaga (Jan. 5, 2013) 29 (2)
54. vs. BYU (Jan. 12, 2013) 22 (3)
55. at USF (Jan. 17, 2013) 27 (6)
56. at Pepperdine (Jan. 19, 2013) 29 (6)
57. vs. Pepperdine (Feb. 16, 2013) 22 (5)
58. at Portland (Feb. 23, 2013) 20 (4)
Climbing the Three-Point Ladder
Kevin Foster is the WCC's career leader with 396 after breaking a tie with LMU's Jeff Fryer vs. BYU on Jan. 12. Foster hit his 364th career-record three knocking down a shot from the corner with 10:44 left in the first half vs. the Cougars. Foster sits tied for 11th place on the NCAA Division I all-time threes made list with 396 and is four away from becoming the 11th player in Division I to make 400 career threes.
Foster's 144 made threes in WCC games is No. 3 all-time in league history as he passed Gonzaga's Blake Stepp with 143 threes made in WCC games (2000-04) at Portland on Feb. 23 when he made four. LMU's Jeff Fryer holds the WCC record in league-only games with 166 threes made in 49 games (1987-90) and Portland's Jared Stohl is No. 2 with 160 career WCC threes (2007-11). Foster's three threes at BYU Feb. 2 broke two-time NBA MVP and former Bronco Steve Nash's school record for career WCC threes. Nash made 132 in his 56 league games and is No. 2 all-time for the Broncos with 263 threes, a record Foster eclipsed early his junior year.
With 1,098 attempted, Foster is the SCU and WCC leader and he is tied for No. 6 in NCAA Division I history. He needs 95 attempts to break the all-time NCAA record set by Keydren Clark in 2006 (1,192, Saint Peter's). Foster has attempted 10 or more 3s in a game 11 times this season and 55 times in his 124 game career.
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Rk Player 3PA From To Last School
1. Keydren Clark 1192 2003 2006 Saint Peter's
2. David Holston 1147 2006 2009 Chicago State
3. Joe Zeglinski 1140 2007 2011 Hartford
4. Gerry McNamara 1131 2003 2006 Syracuse
5. J.J. Redick 1126 2003 2006 Duke
6. Michael Watson 1098 2001 2004 Missouri-Kansas City
7. Kevin Foster 1084 2009 2013 Santa Clara
8. Chris Lofton 1027 2005 2008 Tennessee
9. Jack Leasure 1009 2005 2008 Coastal Carolina
10. Stephen Curry 1004 2007 2009 Davidson
For the second time this season, Foster was the WCC Player of the Week, earning the honor on Jan. 21 after he averaged 27.5 ppg, including 57.1 percent from beyond the arc (12-of-21), in a pair of road wins at USF, winning 85-54, and 83-76 at Pepperdine. Foster averaged 33 minutes per game hitting six threes in both victories. He also shot 62.5 percent for the week (20-of-32) and recorded his first career double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds at USF. On the week he averaged 6.0 rpg, 3.0, apg and 2.5 spg.
In SCU's 88-75 win over Air Force on March 18, 2011, Foster broke the school record with nine threes, tying a career-high with 36 points. He also had a career-high 36 in Santa Clara's 85-71 win over Gonzaga on Jan. 20, 2011. Foster shattered the WCC single season threes made record with 140 in 2010-11, leading the country, and grabbed the nation's top spot in threes made per game as well with 3.68.
He has scored 520 points this season which is currently No. 18 on the all-time Bronco single season list. He needs to score 39 points to move into the top 10. Foster's 768 points in 2010-11 were No. 6 on the WCC's single season points scored list as he finished as the leading scorer in a single season in the Bay Area as well. He broke the school's single season mark for points scored, minutes played, threes made and threes attempted that year. He was named first-team All-WCC and was named the WCC Player of the Month in February and March. He was named the WCC Player of the Year by CollegeInsider.com.
A 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award nominee, Evan Roquemore is one of the top assist men in the WCC. Roquemore has at least five assists in 21 of the team's 29 games ranking No. 3 in the WCC with 5.5 per game. He is also second on the team in minutes played with 914, third in scoring with 12.0 ppg and steals at 1.3 spg, and fourth in rebounding at 3.3 rpg. During SCU's Jan. 10 game at LMU, Roquemore scored his 1,100th career point and collected his 400th career assist joining Brian Jones, Steve Nash, Kyle Bailey and Kevin Foster as the only Broncos to amass that many points and assists over a career. He produced his first double-double game of the season, and third career, with 16 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in the Cable Car Classic title game win over Wagner on Dec. 22.
Roquemore has 159 assists for the season and has a chance to break John Woolery's 1993-94 single-season school record of 190. With 456 career assists, Roquemore has an outside chance of becoming the fourth Bronco with 500 by the time his junior season ends. He is currently No. 5 on the school's all-time assist list and needs 27 to pass Eddie Joe Chavez (1974-78), who collected 482 assists in his time with the Broncos.
Bay Area Ballers
With 15 points in a win at San Diego on Jan. 26, Kevin Foster passed former USF great Bill Cartwright for No. 3 on the WCC and Bay Area career scoring list. Foster, who has scored 2,211 career points, passed Terrell Lowery for the No. 2 spot on the WCC chart (2,201 points from 1988-92) with a game-high 20 at Portland on Feb. 23. Foster would need to score 280 points to take over the No. 1 spot from LMU's Hank Gathers, who scored 2,490 points from 1987-90. Foster became SCU's career points leader, overtaking 1980 WCC Player of the Year Kurt Rambis, in a 74-62 win at St. Louis on Nov. 14, 2012.
Foster has reached double figures 24 times in 29 games this season, has topped the 20-point mark 14 times, and scored at least 30 in a game twice to lead the Broncos in scoring. Foster became the seventh player in West Coast Conference history to score 2,000 career points, reaching that mark on a runner in the lane early in the second half vs. Gonzaga on Jan. 5. He scored his 1,900th career point on a 3-point basket at Pacific on Dec. 15 and added career point No. 1,800 on a three-pointer against Utah State on Nov. 28.
Against No. 10 Gonzaga on Jan. 5, he became the fourth player in Bay Area Division I history (includes Cal, Stanford, Santa Clara, Saint Mary's, USF and San Jose State), and the first in 21 years, to score 2,000 career points, joining Stanford's Todd Lichti (2,336) and Adam Keefe (2,319) and USF's Bill Cartwright (2,116). He needs 109 points to pass No. 2 Adam Keefe of Stanford.
Against No. 10 Gonzaga on Jan. 5, he became the fourth player in Bay Area Division I history (includes Cal, Stanford, Santa Clara, Saint Mary's, USF and San Jose State), and the first in 21 years, to score 2,000 career points, joining Stanford's Todd Lichti (2,336) and Adam Keefe (2,319) and USF's Bill Cartwright (2,116). He needs 129 points to pass No. 2 Adam Keefe of Stanford.
Rank/Name School Years Total points
1. Todd Lichti Stanford 1986-89 2,336
2. Adam Keefe Stanford 1989-92 2,319
3. Kevin Foster Santa Clara 2008-13 2,191
4. Bill Cartwright USF 1976-79 2,116