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Santa Clara Broncos (23-10)


Sat. 2/18 Thu. 2/23 Sat. 2/25 Sun. 3/5 Wed. 3/15
@ Por 
W 103-84
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vs. Pepper 
W 91-82
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@ SD 
W 81-63
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vs. SanFr 
L 87-93
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vs. SamHou 
L 56-58
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Sam Houston defeats Santa Clara 58-56 in NIT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Qua Grant had 21 points in Sam Houston's 58-56 victory against Santa Clara on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

Grant had six assists for the Bearkats (26-7). Kaosi Ezeagu added 10 points while finishing 5 of 6 from the floor, and he also had five rebounds. Kian Scroggins shot 3 of 3 from the field to finish with seven points. It was the seventh win in a row for the Bearkats.

Santa Clara's Jaden Bediako made two free throws to make it 56-all with 1:31 to play but Cameron Huefner answered pullup floater in the lane 28 seconds later that capped the scoring. Christoph Tilly missed a potential tying layup attempt in the closing seconds.

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Leaders
Points: B. Podziemski19.9
Rebounds: B. Podziemski8.8
Assists: B. Podziemski3.7
FG%: B. Podziemski48.3%
FT%: C. Stewart83.2%
3P%: B. Podziemski43.8%
Steals: B. Podziemski1.8
Blocks: J. Bediako1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama31-6
2 Houston33-4
3 Purdue29-6
4 Kansas28-8
5 Texas29-9
6 Marquette29-7
7 UCLA31-6
8 Arizona28-7
9 Gonzaga31-6
10 UConn29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Houston33-4
2 Alabama31-6
3 Purdue29-6
4 Marquette29-7
5 Kansas28-8
6 UCLA31-6
7 Texas29-9
8 Arizona28-7
9 Gonzaga31-6
10 Virginia25-8
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West Coast Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
9 Gonzaga 14-2 31-6
19 Saint Mary's 14-2 27-8
Santa Clara 11-5 23-10
Loyola Marymount 9-7 19-12
San Francisco 7-9 20-14
BYU 7-9 19-15
Pacific 7-9 15-18
Portland 5-11 14-19
San Diego 4-12 11-20
Pepperdine 2-14 9-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 76.9 (57)
Rebounds: 10.6 (130)
Assists: 13.9 (114)
FG%: 45.4% (127)
FT%: 70.4% (232)
3P%: 37.1% (36)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.1 (271)
Rebounds: 27.6 (20)
Assists: 13.5 (243)
FG%: 43.4% (155)
FT%: 73.1% (275)
3P%: 35.8% (304)
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