Santa Clara 67, San Diego 65

Jan. 11, 2003

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  • Santa Clara has won three-straight games at San Diego and improved to 5-2 in the three-year history at Jenny Craig Pavilion (2-2 in WCC Tournament).
  • Santa Clara won its road WCC opener for the first time since 1999-2000 and opened league play for the first time since a 64-52 win at Portland in 2000.
  • The San Diego game marked the first action of the season for sophomore Bakari Altheimer, who suffered a fractured foot in the preseason. His return is timely after the announcement last week that junior point guard Kyle Bailey is out for the season with back and foot injuries.
  • Santa Clara outrebounded San Diego 38-35, marking the 12th opponent this season the Broncos have beaten on the boards and the eighth-straight game.
  • Brandon Rohe's 20 points marked the third time this season he scored over 20 points in a single game.
  • With his 3-of-4 effort from the three-point arc, Rohe moved into third on the Santa Clara list for most three-point field goals in a single season for a freshman with 31. He surpassed Brian Jones on the list and is just 18 shy of Steve Nash's school record 49.