Portland vs. Santa Clara: Recap and Stats

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Portland vs. Santa Clara: Recap and Stats
Portland 46
(8-15, 2-9 away)
Santa Clara 70
(17-6, 11-4 home)
Venue: Leavey Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 31, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Portland 18 28 46
Santa Clara 36 34 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Portland R Nicholas 14 R Nicholas 8 B Pressley 4
Santa Clara M Trasolini 23 Y Atanga 13 E Roguemore 6

Santa Clara held Portland to only 25% from the floor and thumped the Pilots 70-46 in conference play on Thursday, January 31st. Santa Clara went up 36-18 at the half and continued to play well in the second half. The Broncos got a double-double out of Marc Trasolini with a game-high 23 points and 13 rebounds. Yannick Atanga also had a great game, scoring four points and adding 13 rebounds. For the Pilots, Bryce Pressley got eight points and four assists. Next up for Santa Clara (17-6, 5-3 West Coast) is Brigham Young (17-6, 7-2 West Coast) on Saturday, February 2nd on the road.

Santa Clara Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 5:17 left to go.
  • The last time SCU started the season 17-6 was 1997.
  • The win over Portland extended the Santa Clara winning streak to 5 games.
  • SCU beat the spread by 7.5 points. That makes the 9th time this season the Broncos have beaten the spread.
  • This was the 8th blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, SCU has been on the winning end of 26 blowout games.
  • Santa Clara has won 100% of the time this season (7-0) when its field goal percentage has been 50.0% or better.
  • The Broncos have won 80% of the time this season (8-2) after recording 40 or more rebounds.
  • SCU has won 100% of the time this season (4-0) when opponents record 46 or fewer total points.
  • SCU has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) after holding an opponent to under 16.7% three-point percentage.
  • This season Santa Clara has won 79% of the time (11-3) when Raymond Cowels III has 11 points or more and 82% of the time (9-2) when Kevin Foster has 5 assists or more.
  • SCU set a season low for steals.
  • The Broncos have recorded more assists than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--SCU has a 12.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Marc Trasolini recorded a team season high in defensive rebounds with 11.
  • Marc Trasolini accounted for 32.8% of the team's points.
  • Marc Trasolini accounted for 32.5% of the team's rebounds.
  • Marc Trasolini has led the team in scoring 10 times and in rebounding 13 times in 23 games this season.
  • This marks the 18th 20-point game of Marc Trasolini's career.
  • Marc Trasolini has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Marc Trasolini recorded a double-double. It was his 6th this season and 12th of his career.
  • Marc Trasolini had career highs with 11 field goals made and 11 defensive rebounds.
  • Yannick Atanga recorded the 7th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Yannick Atanga had career highs with 13 rebounds and 9 defensive rebounds.

Portland Game Notes

  • Portland lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This was the 5th blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, Portland has been on the losing end of 24 blowout games.
  • This loss extended the Pilots losing streak to 5 games.
  • Bryce Pressley recorded a team season high in steals with 6.
  • Ryan Nicholas accounted for 30.4% of the team's points.
  • Ryan Nicholas accounted for 30.7% of the team's rebounds.
  • Ryan Nicholas has led the team in scoring 14 times and in rebounding 19 times in 23 games this season.
  • Ryan Nicholas has 3 straight double-digit point games.
PORT PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Bryce Pressley31824602
BRyan Nicholas301480103
C+Derrick Rodgers28804102
CT. van der Mars24650002
D+O. Reinfelds29430204
-Jake Ehlers10220002
D+Riley Barker12210000
DKevin Bailey26230002
-Korey Thieleke4010000
-John Bailey3000000
-David Ahern3000000
SCU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Marc Trasolini3223132022
AYannick Atanga234130020
ABrandon Clark191532104
BKevin Foster281025203
BJohn McArthur15250000
C+R. Cowels III231120013
CEvan Roguemore27306214
DJulian Clarke18011001
-Niyi Harrison8010001
-Denzel Johnson5000000

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