SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara men's basketball, in a stretch of three of four on the road, looks for its third win in a row away from Leavey Center on Thursday in a matchup against Pepperdine.
Tipoff between the Broncos and Waves is set for 7 p.m. in Firestone Fieldhouse.
Santa Clara (18-6, 5-4 West Coast Conference) has won three of its last four on the road. Keshawn Justice posted 17 points, including 14 in the opening half, to lead five players in double figures for the Broncos who shot 53 percent from the floor, including 12 of 23 from behind the 3-point line, in Saturday's 85-61 victory at Portland.
The Waves (12-11, 5-4), who downed the Broncos 90-86 in overtime on Jan. 23, needed an extra session on Saturday to earn a 68-67 road victory against LMU.
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YEAR FOUR UNDER SENDEK...
The Broncos are heading into the their 113th year, including fourth under Herb Sendek, who has been successful in each of his three previous head-coaching stops. With a resume that includes 18 postseason appearances and three conference coach of the year awards, Sendek, was one of the three youngest coaches with 400 or more career victories. Having led the Broncos to winning records in two of his three seasons, he is in his 26th season as a collegiate head coach with stops at Arizona State, North Carolina State and Miami (Ohio).
THE PEPPERDINE SERIES...
The Broncos hold a 79-61 lead, including wins in six of the last eight, in a series that began in 1956. Santa Clara had captured the last six regular-season meetings until a 90-86 overtime loss on Jan. 23. That win snapped a 17-game home-winning streak for the Broncos. In that stretch, Pepperdine won in the opening round of the 2018 WCC Tournament. Santa Clara has won five of the last seven, including three in a row, at Pepperdine.
Anthony Passarelli (play-by-play) and John Stege (analyst) call the action during the season on radio and through WCC Network at home. All Broncos home games and West Coast Conference contests (not on an ESPN platform, CBS Sports Network or BYUtv) will also be streamed through WCC Network (local blackout restrictions apply for games broadcast over the air). As in the past two seasons, nearly all games can also be heard on either KDOW-AM 1220 or KTRB-AM 860. In addition, any of this year's games can also be heard on the Tunein app. Thursday's game can be heard on KDOW-AM 1220 or through Tunein. The pregame show starts 15 minutes before the start of each broadcast and will air exclusively on Tunein. Click here for the complete list of 2019-20 radio broadcast outlets.
There are a number of ticket options for 2019-20, which has four home games remaining. Single-game and game-plan packages are on sale. For questions, contact the Santa Clara Athletics ticket office at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu. The ticket office and doors to Leavey Center open one hour prior to tipoff.
FAN EXPERIENCE PACKAGES
Group-ticket options and Fan Experience Packages are available through the Santa Clara ticket office, which is open weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Contact Jesse Moreno, the team leader of sales and service, at (408) 554-4628 or email@example.com for further details.