NCAA Game Summary - Santa Clara at San Diego
(Saturday, February 4th)
Final Score: San Diego 70, Santa Clara 65
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Johnny Dee led the way with 19 points as the San Diego Toreros downed the Santa Clara Broncos, 70-65, in a West Coast Conference battle at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Christopher Anderson added 13 points for the Toreros (9-14, 4-7 WCC) and Chris Manresa pulled down 10 rebounds.
For the Broncos (8-15, 0-10) Evan Roquemore finished with 21 points, all of them in second half, and Denzel Johnson dropped in 20 points.
Neither team shot the ball well to start the game. USD made just 33.3 percent of their field goals, including 4-of-10 from three-point range. SCU hit on just 30.8 percent from the field, and just 1-of-9 on their three-point attempts. The Toreros opened the contest on a 20-6 run. The Broncos were able to narrow the gap to just five, but the Toreros pushed the lead back to double digits and took a 35-23 advantage into halftime.
After the break, the teams improved their shooting. USD connected on 50 percent of their field goals in the second, including 3-of-4 from three-point range. SCU hit on 42.9 percent from the field, including 3-of-10 on their three-point attempts. After trailing by double digits for most of the second half, the Broncos used a 13-2 run to cut their deficit to just three, 63-60, with 2:32 to play. The Toreros were able hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final two minutes to hold on for the victory, snapping a two-game losing streak.
USD outscored SCU 25-15 at the free-throw line. The Broncos remain winless on the road (0-8) this season.
02/04 22:33:29 ET