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Santa Clara had lots of promise last season, but due to a season-long injury to Marc Trasolini and the extensive suspension of Kevin Foster, the Broncos stumbled to a 8-22, 0-16 WCC record.
This year the Broncos are healthy and could challenge for the WCC title.
Foster is back for his senior season averaging 22.6 points, 4.9 assists and 3.7 steals per game. Although his three-point shooting numbers are slightly down, his overall shooting percentage is much improved at 45.5 percent.
Trasolini is once again healthy, and he is proving to be an inside force. So far this season, he is averaging 15 points, 7.7 rebounds and two blocks.
Junior Evan Roquemore completes Santa Clara's three-headed monster. Roquemore is one of the better unknown point guards in the country. This season he is averaging 14 points and 6.3 assists per game.
The Broncos were off to a hot, 5-0 start and had beaten Saint Louis on the road, but they have lost their last two games to Utah State and UC Santa Barbara, both in overtime.
Santa Clara has not gone to the NCAA tournament since 1996, but coming from a strong West Coast Conference, this could be their year.