Nov 19, 2011; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Santa Clara Broncos guard Kevin Foster (21) drives in against San Jose State Spartans guard Calvin Douglas (5) during the second half at Leavey Center. The Santa Clara Broncos defeated the San Jose State Spartans 84-58. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Santa Clara Hosts Alcorn State in Cable Car Classic: Game Preview

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The Santa Clara Broncos (9 – 2) host the Alcorn State Braves (2 – 9) tonight in an opening round game of the Cable Car Classic.  The Broncos defeated Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo 72 – 64 on December 17 in the Leavey Center, while the Braves lost to Detroit 74 – 58 on December 19 in Lorman, MS.

The Braves are led by LeAntwan Luckett’s 12.5 points per game, followed by Anthony Nieves’ 11.5 ppg, and Anthony Evans’ 10.4 ppg.  Josh Nicholas leads the Braves with 5.3 rebounds per game, followed by Ian Francis’ 4.1 rpg, and Luckett’s 3.8 rpg.  Luckett also leads the Braves with 2.3 assists per game.

The Braves average 58.4 ppg, shoot 39.3% from the field, 27.7% behind the 3-point line, and 60.0%  from the free thrown line.

The Broncos are led by Kevin Foster and his 20.2 ppg.  The balanced SCU attack includes Marc Trasolini (15.0 ppg), Evan Roquemore (14.1 ppg), and Raymond Cowels III (9.0 ppg).  Trasolini leads the Broncos with 7.8 rpg, followed by reserve Yannick Atanga with 4.6 rpg.  Roquemore leads the Broncos with 6.55 assists per game, followed by Foster’s 4.64 apg.

The Broncos average 80.5 ppg, shoot 46.0% from the field, 37.2% behind the 3-point arc, and 73.1% from the charity stripe.

Game time is 8:15 pm Pacific time at the Leavey Center.

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Tags: Alcorn State Braves Anthony Evans Anthony Nieves Basketball Evan Roquemore Josh Nicholas Kevin Foster LeAntwan Luckett Leavey Center Marc Trasolini NCAA Raymond Cowels III Santa Clara Broncos Yannick Atanga

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