Boxscore
Gonzaga 73, Santa Clara 62
Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:00 PM
Location - Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California
Officials - Michael Reed, Kevin Brill, Gregory Nixon
Attendance - 4700

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Gonzaga 32 41 73
Santa Clara 27 35 62

Recap


NO. 24 GONZAGA 73, SANTA CLARA 62: Robert Sacre scored a game-high 20 points as Gonzaga defeated Santa Clara for the 12th time in its last 13 meetings. 

Sacre, a senior, finished in double figures for the eighth straight game for the Bulldogs (21-4, 11-2 WCC), who extended their winning streak to four. Sam Dower added 18 points and seven rebounds.

Santa Clara (8-18, 0-13), meanwhile, lost its third straight game by 10 or more. The Broncos, who have lost 11 conference games by double figures, haven’t won since a 75-55 victory over Eastern Michigan on Dec. 29. 

Gonzaga broke open a close game early in the second half after Santa Clara imploded with a series of miscues and mental errors. 

After the Broncos cut the deficit to 45-43 on Evan Roquemore’s 3-pointer with 14:11 left, they twice failed to secure defensive rebounds after missed free throws by Sacre. As a result, the Bulldogs came away with three points on one possession instead of one. 

Moments later, Santa Clara’s Robert Garrett picked up a flagrant foul, and Gonzaga turned it into a four-point possession — a pair of Guy Landry Edi free throws and a Dower layup. 

Just like that, the Bulldogs had extended their lead to 52-43. 

Roquemore finished with 21 points and six assists and Raymond Cowels III added 16 points for Santa Clara, which lost despite shooting 47.4 percent from 3-point range. Denzel Johnson finished with 11 points.

Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga’s leading scorer, finished with 10 points for the Bulldogs, who are a half-game behind Saint Mary’s for the West Coast Conference lead. 

Gonzaga, which shot 61 percent, led 32-27 at the half. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Santa Clara went scoreless for more than five minutes midway through the first half. … Sacre received a technical foul for hanging on the rim with 15:52 left. … Gonzaga outrebounded Santa Clara 30-21. 

Gonzaga Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Robert Sacre 31:00 6-9 0-0 8-11 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 20
Gary Bell Jr. 31:00 2-4 1-1 2-3 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 7
Elias Harris 27:00 2-4 0-0 2-2 1 5 6 1 1 0 2 3 6
Guy Landry Edi 16:00 2-3 0-1 2-2 1 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 6
Kevin Pangos 34:00 4-8 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 10
David Stockton 16:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0
Sam Dower 22:00 7-8 0-0 4-4 2 5 7 1 2 0 3 0 18
Marquise Carter 12:00 1-2 0-1 1-3 2 2 4 3 2 0 0 1 3
Mike Hart 8:00 1-1 0-0 1-2 1 5 6 1 1 0 0 1 3
Mathis Monninghoff 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-41 3-9 20-27 7 23 30 17 11 2 13 5 73
  61.0% 33.3% 74.1% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 13

Santa Clara Broncos

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Raymond Cowels III 37:00 5-10 3-6 3-5 2 1 3 1 3 4 1 0 16
Niyi Harrison 17:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 3 2 2 0 4
Denzel Johnson 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John McArthur 19:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 4
Evan Roquemore 37:00 7-17 4-7 3-4 2 1 3 6 2 1 2 0 21
Yannick Atanga 25:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 3 0 0 2 0
Brandon Clark 15:00 2-7 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 6
Robert Garrett 16:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Kevin Foster 33:00 5-17 1-4 0-0 0 3 3 5 0 1 0 0 11
Nick Lamson 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-58 10-21 8-11 10 11 21 13 20 9 7 2 62
  37.9% 47.6% 72.7% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 7
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