SCU Travels To Purdue For Second Round of CBI; Audio Broadcast Begins at 4 pm Pacific Tonight
After their first-round win over Vermont in the College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick, the Broncos (22-11) travel to the Midwest for a second-round game at Purdue University (16-17) on Mon., March 25 at 4 pm Pacific. The game will be broadcast live on SantaClaraBroncos.com with Anthony Passarelli making the call. Passarelli is in his sixth season as the Voice of the Broncos. The game will also be rebroadcast on KDOW 1220 AM at 7 pm Pacific.
Sophomore Brandon Clark will be returning to his home state of Indiana, having grown up in East Chicago, Ind. Watch the video here. Central Indiana received 7.5 inches of snow overnight so the Broncos were excited this morning as they headed out for shootaround on the Purdue campus. In another record watch, Kevin Foster, who has collected 80 steals this year, needs three steals to break the single season steals record set by Harold Keeling (82, 1982-83).
Santa Clara posted its sixth straight post-season victory with a 77-67 win over Vermont on March 19. Kevin Foster scored a game-high 23 points and Marc Trasolini added 20 points and seven rebounds as the Broncos shot 51.1 percent from the field and attempted 26 free throws in the second half. Leading 66-64 with 1:42 left, the Broncos used a 7-0 run fueled by a bucket and a pair of free throws from Evan Roquemore, two free throws by Foster and one by Yannick Atanga to grab a 73-64 lead with under a minute to play. A three-point play from Vermont's Clancy Rugg closed the gap to 73-67 with 40 seconds left, but SCU closed it out with a pair of free throws each from Roquemore and Foster. SCU converted 21 of 26 free throws in the second half, attempting more in the final 20 minutes than in 25 complete games during the season.
After their most successful regular season in nearly 20 years, the Broncos look to claim their first victory over a Big Ten opponent since the 1995-96 season. Santa Clara has never beaten the Boilermakers in four all-time meetings. The last game between the schools was on Dec. 18, 2000, a 98-52 Purdue home win.
Santa Clara won 21 regular season games for the first time since 1994-95 and had a nine-game improvement in conference play, going from 0-16 last year to 9-7, the second-best single-season turnaround in West Coast Conference history. The Broncos fell one victory shy of tying the all-time league mark, established in 1988 by LMU. They have won 22 games in a season for just the sixth time in school history and their win total matches the second-highest recorded over the last 29 seasons, behind only the 2010-11 squad that posted 24 wins.
Santa Clara last played in the post-season in 2011 when the Broncos won the CollegeInsider Tournament (CIT) winning five straight games with the last three coming on the road, including a thrilling 76-69 title game victory at Iona.
sCU is led by two All-WCC first-team members Kevin Foster and Marc Trasolini. Foster is Santa Clara's all-time leading scorer and ranks No. 2 in the WCC with 2,288 points while Trasolini sits at No. 9 on SCU's list with 1,630 points. Playing together for three full seasons, Trasolini and Foster have combined for 62 victories. Add in the four wins from Foster's sophomore year before he broke his foot in the win at UCSB on Dec. 1, 2009 and the duo has won 66 games together during their time on the court (Foster played in six games in 2009 before being redshirted due to a broken foot and Trasolini was redshirted due to a torn ACL pre-season 2011-12).
Boilers, Big Ten
Purdue is playing in its first CBI Tournament after having a streak of six straight NCAA Tournament appearances snapped. The Boilermakers defeated Western Illinois, 81-67, on March 20 in its first round CBI game. With 16 wins this season, Purdue needs to win the CBI title to extend its streak of 20-win seasons to seven. The unique quality of the CBI presented by Buick is its best-of-three championship series which gives both teams the opportunity to play at least four more games.
Terone Johnson scored a career-high 32 points vs. No. 7 Michigan in a loss on March 6 and leads Purdue in scoring at 13.3 points per game. He's reached double-figures 22 times in 31 games played. Terone and brother Ronnie Johnson account for 34.6 percent of Purdue's scoring and 50 percent of the team's assists on the season.
Since and including their first meeting with Purdue, a 71-62 loss in the BYU Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah on Dec. 8, 1978, the Broncos are just 2-13 against Big Ten teams. They have lost six straight and 12 of their last 13 games against Big Ten Conference teams with their last win over a Big Ten opponent coming on Nov. 22, 1995, a 77-71 victory over Michigan State in the Maui Invitational. The last time the Broncos played a Big Ten foe came on Dec. 22, 2007, a 68-50 loss at Minnesota. SCU beat Ohio State, 71-69, in the Cable Car Classic on Dec. 30, 1983 and defeated Nebraska, 78-59, also in the Cable Car Classic on Dec. 29, 1984 (Nebraska wasn't a member of the Big Ten back then).
All-time Santa Clara vs. Purdue
12/8/78 L, 62-71 BYU Cougar Classic, Provo, Utah
12/28/85 L, 56-84 Cable Car Classic, Santa Clara, Calif.
12/27/99 L, 55-70 at Santa Clara
12/18/00 L, 52-98 at Purdue
It is the second time in three years and just the third time in 17 years that Santa Clara has played in the post-season. It is the 17th post-season appearance in school history (19-17: 11-13 NCAA; 2-4 NIT; 5-0 CIT; 1-0 CBI). Santa Clara has won six consecutive post-season games after defeating Vermont on March 19. SCU posted a 5-0 record to win the 2011 CIT with home wins against Northern Colorado and Air Force and wins at San Francisco, SMU and Iona to win the title. In its previous 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.
Santa Clara won five games in the post-season for the first time in school history in 2011. The last time it played at least four post-season games was in 1952 when the Broncos advanced to the NCAA Final Four in Seattle with wins over UCLA (68-59) and Wyoming (64-53). It dropped games to Kansas (75-55) and Illinois (67-64) at that Final Four. Kansas, coached by Phog Allen, won the national title with an 80-63 victory over St. John's, coached by Frank McGuire. The tournament that year was the first to have a true "Final Four" format, with the winners at four regional sites advancing to the final site.
Five players on Santa Clara's roster (Kevin Foster, Marc Trasolini, Evan Roquemore, Raymond Cowels III, Niyi Harrison) played major roles in the team's run to the 2011 CIT title run, but none more than Foster. He averaged 25.4 ppg two years ago, collecting two of his six career 30-point games in the Broncos' five-game title run. Foster continued his post-season exploits by scoring a game-high 23 points in SCU's first round CBI win over Vermont. In his last six post-season games he's scored 150 points (25 ppg) making 58-of-104 field goal attempts (55.8%) and 26-of-70 three-point shots (37.1%). Foster scored 23 points for the second straight game after not reaching that total in his previous 126 career games.
Kevin Foster may well go down as one of the greatest all-around players to ever compete in the West Coast Conference. One of just three players to score over 2,200 career points, Foster leads the WCC this year in steals and is No. 6 in assists. Foster has collected 2,288 points (second best in WCC history), 443 assists and 222 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: 2,201 points, 689 assists and 231 steals). 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.
Marc Trasolini (104), Raymond Cowels III (83) and Foster (120) have started all 33 games for SCU this year and have combined for 307 starts in their SCU careers. Evan Roquemore has started 31 of 33 games and has 86 career starts. The remaining nine players on the roster have a total of 128 career starts with Niyi Harrison leading the group with 45.
Foster became the all-time leader in games started when he took the court in SCU's win over LMU on Feb. 28. At Saint Mary's on March 2 Foster broke the school record for field goals made, topping Londale Theus who held the record since 1980 (Foster has 728, Theus had 712 from 1976-80). Foster also has the school career record in points scored, field goals attempted, three pointers made, three pointers attempted and minutes played. Trasolini and Cowels III each have played in a school record 132 career games, surpassing Ben Dowdell, who participated in 128 games from 2007-11.
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; 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.
SCU 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 this as well a few nights after Santa Clara on Tues., Feb. 19 vs. Michigan State.
Three of the four 1,000-point scorers are averaging double figures with Kevin Foster at 18.1 ppg (2,288 career points), Marc Trasolini at 15.7 ppg (1,630) and Evan Roquemore at 11.8 ppg (1,249). Raymond Cowels III averages 9.5 ppg and has 1,047 career points.
Foster became SCU's all-time scoring leader, surpassing 1980 WCC Player of the Year and former NBA star Kurt Rambis, in a win at St. Louis on Nov. 14 and became the third player in WCC history to score 2,200 career points with 20 at Portland Feb. 23. Foster sits at No. 2 after passing LMU's Terrell Lowery, who scored 2,201 from 1988-92. Foster has 28 double-digit scoring games this season and 110 in his 128 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 21 points at Saint Mary's on March 2, Trasolini became the ninth player in school history with 1,600, and he has 1,630. He needs 60 more to jump into the top 5 and pass Steve Nash (1,689, 1992-96). He joins former Broncos John Bryant, Dennis Awtrey and Kurt Rambis as the only four to have collected 1600+ points and 800+ rebounds in their SCU careers.
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. He scored career point No. 1,200 at Gonzaga on Feb. 20 and currently sits at No. 22 with 1,249. Roquemore needs 10 points to pass Mitch Burley (1,258, 1985-89) for No. 20 all-time.
Raymond Cowels III has played in all but one game during his four-year career (family funeral) and has started 63 straight times since the beginning of the 2011-12 season. He 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. RCIII now has 1,047 career points and is sitting at No. 28 all-time. He needs 74 points to pass Scott Lamson (1,120, 1981-85) and break into the top 25 all-time.
SCU's 1,000 Points Scorers
1. Kevin Foster (2008-) 2,288
2. Kurt Rambis (1976-80) 1,736
3. Harold Keeling (1981-85) 1,731
4. Brian Jones (1996-01) 1,722
5. Steve Nash (1992-96) 1,689
6. Dennis Awtrey (1967-70) 1,675
7. John Bryant (2005-09) 1,667
8. Londale Theus (1976-80) 1,643
9. Marc Trasolini (2009-) 1,630
10. Ken Sears (1951-55) 1,586
11. Kyle Bailey (2001-05) 1,571
12. Mike Stewart (1970-73) 1,446
13. Bud Ogden (1966-69) 1,437
14. Nick Vanos (1981-85) 1,399
15. Mike Gervasoni (1964-67) 1,393
16. Travis Niesen (2002-06) 1,380
17. Jens Gordon (1985-89) 1,356
18. Marlon Garnett (1993-97) 1,346
19. Ralph Ogden (1967-70) 1,280
20. Mitch Burley (1985-89) 1,258
21. Frank Sobrero (1957-60) 1,256
22. Evan Roquemore (2010-) 1,249
23. Ron Reis (1988-92) 1,246
24. Nathan Fast (1996-00) 1,182
25. Scott Lamson (1981-85) 1,120
26. Brody Angley (2004-08) 1,074
27 Dan Weiss (1984-88) 1,070
28. Raymond Cowels III (2008-) 1,047
29. DeWayne Lewis (1990-94) 1,032
30. Jim Young (1951-54) 1,016
31. Glen Hubbard (1972-76) 1,012
Marc Trasolini, named to the 2013 WCC All-Academic Team on March 1, is one of the 10 finalist's for the Senior CLASS Award nationally. The men's Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Final Four. Bronco fans are encouraged to vote for Trasolini every day at the following website through March 25 - www.seniorclassaward.com/vote.
Eligible seniors 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 (2010, '11, '13). Trasolini is in his fifth 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."
Kevin Foster and Marc Trasolini have scored 1,115 points between them this season, good for No. 4 on the top scoring tandems list, and they need 123 combined points to match their school record of 1,238 which was set in 2010-11 (Foster 766, Trasolini 472). They became the eighth Bronco twosome to score 1,000 total points in a season on Feb. 28.
Trasolini's 255 rebounds combined with Yannick Atanga's 206 put the duo at No. 12 on the top rebounding tandem list with 461 boards between them. Trasolini is already on the list at No. 3 with John Bryant in 2008-09 (610) and with Troy Payne in 2010-11 at No. 14 (451).
On the single season list, Foster sits at No. 4 in points with 597 and needs 23 to claim the No. 2 spot. He owns the No. 1 ranking with 766 points scored during the 2010-11 season. Foster is No. 2 in threes made (98), threes attempted (280) and steals (80), and No. 3 in field goal attempts (508). He is three steals away from setting the single-season record. Trasolini is No. 5 in blocked shots (51) and No. 19 in scoring (518). Raymond Cowels III is No. 8 for threes made (68) and tied for No. 2 in free throw percentage (.879). Evan Roquemore is tied for No. 2 in assists (174).
The Broncos 22 wins are tied for No. 4 on the all-time wins list for a single season. Additionally, the Broncos are No. 2 in blocked shots (154), steals (260), threes made (265), threes attempted (725), points scored (2,433) and assists (492), tied for No. 4 in three point percentage (.366) and free throw percentage (.729), No. 4 in field goal attempts (1,898) and No. 10 in field goals made (834).
Santa Clara is 18-2 this season when leading at halftime and has won its last seven games when holding an advantage at the break. SCU has outscored the opposition 1,179 to 995 (+184) during the first 20 minutes … Santa Clara has scored at least 60 points in all but two games this season and its total of 2,433 points is the second-most in school history. The Broncos totaled a school record 2,810 points in 2010-11 when they played 38 games … The Broncos converted 21-of-26 free throws in the second half (1-of-2 in the first half) of their win over Vermont on March 19, attempting more free throws in the final 20 minutes than they did during 25 complete games during the season … SCU's nine WCC wins were its most under head coach Kerry Keating and the most since winning 10 league games in 2007. They swept four series during WCC action (Portland, USF, USD, Pepperdine), the most since getting four during the 2007 conference season … The Broncos had their highest regular-season win total (21) since 1994-95 and their 22 overall wins equals the 1967-68 and 1983-84 teams for the fourth-most in school history. SCU won a school-record 27 games in 1968-69, won 24 in 2010-11 and won 23 during the 1969-70 season. Two of the six winningest seasons have come under Kerry Keating … SCU has held opponents to fewer than 20 first half points five times … The Broncos have nine wins by at least 20 points and four wins by at least 30 points … SCU leads the WCC in blocked shots with 159 and has three of the top-7 shot blockers in the league in Marc Trasolini (51), Robert Garrett (41) and Yannick Atanga (33) … The Broncos also boast two players among the top six in the WCC in assists with Evan Roquemore at No. 4 (174) and Kevin Foster at No. 6 (144). The two have combined for 318 assists, which averages out to 9.64 per game … SCU has three winning streaks of five or more games this season … 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 10 games this season … Kevin 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 280.
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 84 of 128 career games and he has scored 19+ in 60 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)
59. vs. LMU (March 8, 2013) 23 (3)
60. vs. Vermont (March 19, 2013) 23 (3)
Climbing the Three-Point Ladder
Kevin Foster is the WCC's career leader with 410 after breaking a tie with LMU's Jeff Fryer vs. BYU on Jan. 12. Foster hit his record 364th career three knocking down a shot from the corner with 10:44 left in the first half vs. the Cougars. Foster is No. 7 on the NCAA Division I all-time threes made list. He needs to hit five more threes to move to No. 5 and pass Davidson's Stephen Curry (now starring with the Warriors) who made 414 career threes from 2007-09.
Foster's 152 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 1,129 attempted, Foster is the SCU and WCC leader and he is No. 5 in NCAA Division I history. He needs 64 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 12 times this season and 56 times in his 128 game career.
(1998-99 – sports-reference.com)
No. 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. Kevin Foster 1129 2009 2013 Santa Clara
6. J.J. Redick 1126 2003 2006 Duke
Foster was the WCC Player of the Week on Jan. 21 for the second time this season 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 597 points this season, which is currently No. 4 on the all-time Bronco single season list. 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.
One of the Bay's Best-Ever
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 2,288 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 203 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 28 times in 33 games this season, has topped the 20-point mark 16 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. 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 32 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 2,288
4. Bill Cartwright USF 1976-79 2,116