Know The Foe: Santa Clara

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Santa Clara Broncos mascot Bucky the Bronco appears on the court during a quarterfinal game of the Zappos.com West Coast Conference Basketball tournament against the Loyola Marymount Lions at the Orleans Arena March 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Santa Clara won 76-68. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Cougars welcome Santa Clara to the Marriott Center tomorrow night. Here's a primer on this week's only edition of Know The Foe.

BIO

Nickname: Broncos

Location: Santa Clara, California

Enrollment: ~9,000

Venue: Leavey Center, cap. 4,500

Tourney Appearances: 11 (11-13), last in 1996

Best season: 1968-69, went 27-2, finished ranked #3 in the country, lost in a regional final.

Player-Alumni: Stephen John Nash, two-time NBA MVP. As a freshman, Nash led a hot Broncos squad to a WCC tourney title and as a 15-seed, upset Arizona in the first round of the 1993 NCAA tournament.

Coach: Kerry Keating, 5th season (74-76, .493)

Last 5 Years: 74-76 (.493)

2011-12

Record: 8-8 (0-3 WCC)

RPI: 186

Point Averages: score 71.1, allow 70.9

The Broncos claimed early season wins over New Mexico and Villanova, but are really struggling now. Santa Clara has opened WCC play by losing to struggling Portland and San Diego teams.

STAT LEADERS

Points: G Kevin Foster, 17.5 PPG; G Evan Roquemore, 14.1 PPG

Rebounds: F Niyi Harrison, 6.3 RPG; F Yannick Atanga, 5.5 RPG

Assists: Roquemore, 5.9 APG

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