February 1, 2003
With the loss, Santa Clara finished the first half of the WCC schedule with a 2-5 record for the first time since the 1985-86 season.
Santa Clara was swept by Portland and Gonzaga on the road for the first time since the 1997-98 season.
Junior transfer J.R. Patrick earned his first career start and responded with a career-high 16 points.
Gonzaga's 45 first half points was the most against Santa Clara this year and the most since Pepperdine raced to 47 in Malibu last season.
Blake Stepp's seven three-point field goals tied the third-highest ever against Santa Clara and the two single-game performances ahead of him were both Gonzaga players.
Gonzaga's 14 three-point field goals equalled the fourth-most ever against Santa Clara.
Blake Stepp's 26 points tied Mississippi Valley State University's Attarius Norwood for the most against Santa Clara in a single game this season.
Santa Clara's .818 from the free throw line its second-best performance this season.
Santa Clara was outrebounded 42-22, marking only the third time this season the Broncos were beaten on the boards.
the 34-point loss equalled the fourth-worst for Santa Clara ever in the West Coast Conference game and was the worst-ever against Gonzaga.
Gonzaga 96, Santa Clara 62
Feb. 1, 2003