On Thursday evening, the Leavey Center will host an NCAA basketball game between the Santa Clara Broncos and the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Here is a match between two 2-0 WCC teams to determine who can come out on top. In this much awaited game, Gonzaga wants to establish their supremacy while Santa Clara hopes to pull off an upset.
Having an 11-6 (2-0) record, the Santa Clara Broncos are now 3rd in the West Coast and are playing with resiliency and tactical skill. They just defeated Pepperdine 78-72 on the road, demonstrating their ability to perform well under duress. The Broncos rank 142nd in the country with an average of 76.6 points per match, a commendable number that highlights their offensive prowess. Adama Bal is the team’s main scorer with an average of 15.9 points per contest. He also serves as the team’s facilitator and defender, posting an average of 3 assists and 1 steals per match. Santa Clara’s shooting percentage of 46.9, which ranks 84th nationally, is impressive. Their three-point shooting is very impressive; they make 37.4% of their shots, enough for 36th place in the nation.
Through an 11-4 (2-0) record, the Gonzaga Bulldogs top the West Coast and are a formidable team this year. Their offensive brilliance was evident in a convincing 101-74 home triumph against San Diego, showcasing their recent dominance. One of Gonzaga’s best attributes is their ability to score; they are 17th in the country with an astounding 84.9 points scored per game on average. Graham Ike, who averages 15.2 points per contest, and Ryan Nembhard, who dishes out 6 assists per game, are the engines driving this scoring avalanche and helping the Bulldogs attack with accuracy. Gonzaga’s disciplined offense is demonstrated by their shooting efficiency. With a 49.8 field goal percentage (16th in the nation), they are an organization that can locate and make quality shots.
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Gonzaga vs Santa Clara Game Information
- Date: 01/11/2024
- Time: 09:30 PM ET
- Location: Leavey Center.
- How to Watch Gonzaga vs Santa Clara: ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com