SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara, playing its 108th season of men's basketball, will open the 2014-15 West Coast Conference schedule at rival Saint Mary's on Dec. 27 - the earliest league game the Broncos have ever played. The Broncos will be aiming to win their second straight game in Moraga after last season's thrilling 57-55 victory on Jan. 9.
This year Santa Clara will begin WCC play with four of six on the road. Santa Clara will play three straight games in mid-January at home and then hit the road for three straight in mid-February.
Looking closer at the WCC slate, the Broncos will play their first game on New Years Day, vs. BYU, since 1969. The Broncos defeated Oklahoma City 92-82 on Jan. 1, 1969 - a season they finished ranked No. 3. They will also be on the road at San Francisco on Valentine's Day. Its last game on Valentine's Day was more recent, a 61-52 victory vs. San Diego in 2013.
The Broncos will host Gonzaga on Feb. 5 and Saint Mary's on Feb. 28 to finish conference play.
Click here to see the entire West Coast Conference schedule. Times and television will be announced at a later date. The WCC Championship will be played March 5-10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Santa Clara will release its non-conference slate in September. Earlier this month the Broncos announced they will play at Michigan State on Mon., Nov. 24 before travelling to Orlando, Fla. for the Orlando Classic. The Broncos will start with Tennessee at 9 am (Pacific) on Thanksgiving Day on ESPN2 and then either play Kansas or Rhode Island the next day. The loser will play the same match-ups loser in the Consolation No. 1 game on Friday at either 9 am (ESPN) or 11:30 am (ESPNU).