Santa Clara vs. Brigham Young: Full Game Preview

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Santa Clara vs. Brigham Young: Full Game Preview
Santa Clara
(17-6, 6-2 away)
Brigham Young
(17-6, 12-1 home)
Venue: Marriott Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Santa Clara K Foster 19.0 M Trasolini 8.4 E Roguemore 6.2
Brigham Young T Haws 20.5 B Davies 7.6 M Carlino 4.4

Santa Clara visits Marriott Center on Saturday to take on Brigham Young. Tip-off is at 9:00 EST and you can see it on BYUtv. The Broncos fell to the Cougars 82-64 on January 12th and are 0-3 against them over the last four years.

Brigham Young and Santa Clara are close together in the conference, holding down the 3rd and 4th spots, respectively.

In a 70-46 dismantling of Portland on January 31st, Marc Trasolini put up 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Broncos. He contributes a team-high 8.4 rebounds per game and 1.8 blocks per game. For the Cougars, Brandon Davies put up 20 points and 12 rebounds in the 63-61 win over Pepperdine on January 31st. He leads the team in rebounds with 7.6 per game and blocks with 1.2 per game. Areas of strength for Brigham Young include: turnover percentage at 17.3 and defensive rebounding percentage at 73.3.

Brigham Young StatSmack

  • The Santa Clara rebounding leader (Marc Trasolini) has more rebounds than the Brigham Young rebounding leader (Brandon Davies).
  • Santa Clara is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Santa Clara is 215 lbs compared to 205 lbs for Brigham Young.
  • Better not leave your building. Santa Clara has a better record on the road than Brigham Young this season (6-2 vs 4-3).
  • Raymond Cowels III is ranked 4th in the West Coast in three-pointers and 6th in the West Coast in steals.
  • Robert Garrett is ranked 3rd in the West Coast in blocks.
  • Marc Trasolini is ranked 6th in the West Coast in points, 48th nationally in rebounds, and 1st in the West Coast in blocks.
  • Santa Clara is a better three-point shooting team (37.5% vs 33.4%) than Brigham Young this season.
  • The Santa Clara assist leader (Evan Roguemore) has more assists than the Brigham Young assist leader (Matt Carlino).
  • The Santa Clara blocks leader (Marc Trasolini) has more blocks than the Brigham Young blocks leader (Brandon Davies).
  • Santa Clara players are more experienced than Brigham Young players (19,320 minutes played vs 11,171 minutes played).
SCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Kevin Foster 32 19 3 4 3 0 3
B Marc Trasolini 31 16 8 1 1 2 2
B Evan Roguemore 32 13 3 6 1 0 2
C+ R. Cowels III 26 10 4 0 1 0 1
C Brandon Clark 18 7 2 3 1 0 2
C- Yannick Atanga 17 3 6 0 0 1 0
D+ Robert Garrett 13 3 3 0 0 2 1
D John McArthur 13 2 3 0 0 0 0
D Denzel Johnson 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D Niyi Harrison 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Kyle Perricone 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Julian Clarke 10 3 1 1 0 0 1
BYU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Tyler Haws 33 21 5 2 1 0 2
B+ Brandon Davies 28 18 8 2 1 1 3
B Matt Carlino 27 11 3 4 2 0 2
C+ Brock Zylstra 24 7 4 2 1 0 1
C Josh Sharp 21 5 5 1 0 0 1
C Nate Austin 16 4 5 1 1 1 1
C Craig Cusick 19 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Anson Winder 9 3 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Bronson Kaufusi 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Raul Delgado 8 3 1 1 1 0 0
D Ian Harward 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
D A. Ambrosino 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Cory Calvert 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
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