Gonzaga 96, Santa Clara 62

Feb. 1, 2003

Recap| Final Stats| Quotes

  • 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.