NCAAB Game Recap - California at Santa Clara
Sat Dec 7, 2019 5:00 PM EST

Colora
58
Kansas
72
F
Ill
58
MD
59
F
PSU
74
OhSt
106
F
FaDi
52
KY
83
F
Ariz
58
Baylor
63
F
HI
64
Oreg
89
F
Mem
65
UAB
57
F
Vill
78
StJos
66
F
Fla
62
Butl
76
F
Fres
70
UtSt
77
F(OT)
NJIT
65
UCF
78
F
Syr
97
GaTec
63
F
WVU
68
StJon
70
F
StFNY
63
UMassL
94
F
FlInt
84
KennSt
81
F
Stetsn
61
VMI
88
F
StFPA
63
UMBC
60
F
UMass
55
Harv
89
F
E MI
55
Detr
51
F
CarBi
40
Citad
108
F
Lafy
62
Corn
59
F
Maine
66
CenCT
64
F
IUPUI
54
Ball
102
F
LIU
85
Army
72
F
NCAT
52
Brad
83
F
Presb
68
SCSt
80
F
BC
73
ND
72
F
MiaO
87
Evans
101
F
Nev
100
AF
85
F
CSBak
67
Miss
83
F
(N/A)
59
LoyIL
90
F
Boston
79
Bingha
84
F(OT)
IndSt
84
WriSt
77
F(OT)
YSU
64
W MI
66
F
NCSU
91
Wake
82
F
Charl
76
UNCW
57
F
Longw
65
Morg
73
F
Manh
54
Ford
53
F(OT)
LaSal
71
Drex
63
F
Nebras
76
Crei
95
F
Hof
45
StBon
73
F
NMSt
54
WaSt
63
F
UNLV
50
BYU
83
F
ArkSt
66
Tuls
63
F
UCSB
72
TexAr
68
F
SIU
69
SoMis
72
F
Rice
60
Lamar
73
F
(N/A)
47
TXSo
85
F
LoyMD
64
MtStM
48
F
Del
56
GrgWas
66
F
NM
79
Wyo
65
F
UtVal
72
S UT
73
F
UNCA
77
WCU
78
F
UNCG
60
Radf
58
F
David
70
NE
63
F
Oakl
65
BGSU
68
F
IPFW
49
IL-C
62
F
WIGB
80
E IL
93
F
GASt
73
Mercer
61
F
(N/A)
53
TXAMC
81
F
Ind
64
Wisc
84
F
Cal
52
SCla
71
F
CenAR
67
Utah
98
F
JacSt
62
AlaAM
67
F(OT)
TexSA
77
TxSt
71
F
NFla
83
APSU
90
F
Cin
66
Xav
73
F
UNH
67
Quin
75
F
NCC
53
ChaSo
58
F
BethC
60
Jacksn
82
F
SEMO
73
Drake
78
F
ArkLR
53
N TX
76
F
Norf
53
Hamp
64
F
RobM
64
FlGlf
59
F
GWebb
77
Woff
81
F
Tows
38
Vermt
55
F
Pacif
65
LongB
46
F
MorSt
50
IlSt
61
F
CoCar
92
Winth
88
F
Brown
63
Stony
79
F
Maris
51
Navy
53
F(OT)
Yale
78
Leh
65
F
Clev
59
Kent
81
F
Amer
53
GMas
68
F
Albany
64
Buck
65
F
Ark
79
W Ky
86
F(OT)
Mizzu
64
Temp
54
F
NIU
57
UCDav
66
F
(N/A)
65
InWor
101
F
ETSU
68
NDSt
78
F
Samf
113
HBU
90
F
(N/A)
34
AbCh
102
F
OlDom
57
VACom
69
F
MidTN
52
Murr
85
F
Sac
62
CS-Ful
59
F
(N/A)
46
Web
86
F
ArkPB
50
UTEP
59
F
ColSt
64
Bois
75
F
Marq
73
KansSt
65
F
ULLa
65
AzSt
77
F
GTown
91
SMU
74
F
Gram
67
LoyMa
83
F
Sien
66
CAPoly
70
F
Portl
71
Seatt
73
F
HolyC
51
USD
68
F
CBU
68
UCIrv
60
F

Dec 7, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

California (5-4)

28

24

52

Santa Clara (9-2)

40

31

71

Caruso gets Santa Clara going in 71-52 win over California
Sat Dec 7, 2019 8:02 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Less than five minutes into the first half against California, Santa Clara coach Herb Sendek had already gone five players deep into his bench. It was more by design than necessity.

That's the way the Broncos have been all season, and it's paying off for a team that Sendek says is his deepest in his fourth season at Santa Clara.

"We don't necessarily have a team where somebody has to carry us," said Sendek, after four Broncos scored in double figures in a 71-52 win over the Golden Bears on Saturday. "We're at our best when we're a team. It's a team sport, and to the measure that we can play together and as a team, it's to our benefit."

Guglielmo Caruso had 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, and Santa Clara built an early double-digit lead and coasted past California for its 11 consecutive home win.

DJ Mitchell added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Jalen Williams scored 12 points to lead the Broncos to their first win over the Golden Bears in 26 years.

"It matters a lot," Caruso said. "Last year we faced Cal and we lost really badly. We were really young. That experience from last year translated into this year and helped us to get this W."

Santa Clara (9-2) bounced back from a 31-point loss at Nevada and dominated its Bay Area rival despite 20 turnovers.

Matt Bradley scored 14 points on 4-of-15 shooting for California. The Bears (5-4) after opening the season with four consecutive wins.

"We created a lot of open shots to start the game and they didn't go in," California coach Mark Fox said. "I felt like the frustration of the ball not going in the basket contributed maybe to our play on the other end. I don't think our defense was anywhere good enough the entire night."

The Broncos never trailed after Caruso's two free throws made it 19-18 midway through the first half and led by 19 behind the 1-2 punch of Caruso and Josip Vrankic.

Caruso made his first five shots, two coming off putbacks. Three of Caruso's rebounds came on the offensive glass.

Vrankic hit two 3s, added a steal and drove nearly the length of the court for a layup, then made a wraparound pass in the paint to Jaden Bediako as part of a 15-2 run that helped the Broncos pull away in the first half.

Williams and Mitchell took over in the second half, pairing up for 18 of Santa Clara's 31 points after the break.

"It's nice to know that you have teammates that can help you when maybe it's not going your way," Caruso said. "It started really good for me and then I didn't really find any more opportunities. But then Josip went and did his part of the job then DJ then Jalen. Everyone (did) something to help us get this win."

BIG PICTURE

California: As improved as the Bears are from a year ago they still make a rash of silly mistakes and unforced errors that put them in bad spots. For the second consecutive game a Cal player lost his cool. This time it was Bradley, who was whistled for a technical foul in the second half. Fox tried shaking up his lineup, starting Paris Austin at point guard in place of Joel Brown and going with Andre Kelly over Lars Thiemann at center. It didn't seem to matter much, as neither new starter made much of an impact.

Santa Clara: Two of the Broncos' nine wins have come against Pac-12 teams. They lost a third at Stanford but it's still a notable achievement for Sendek's squad. Santa Clara looks and plays deeper than its been in quite some time, which should help out once the Broncos get into WCC play.

TOO MANY TURNOVERS

This was the third time this season that Santa Clara has had 20 or more turnovers. The Broncos have won all three, so what does that say to Sendek? "That we're turning it over too much." he said.

"Really nothing more than that, and we've got to get better. We've got to get that addressed."

UP NEXT

California: The Bears return home and will play Fresno State on Wednesday.

Santa Clara: The Broncos get an extended break between games and play Sacramento State on Dec. 14 at the Leavey Center.

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Leaders

California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Thorpe 0 0 0 1 0 0
K. Kuany 0 0 0 1 0 0
Santa Clara PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Williams 0 0 0 1 1 0
T. Eaddy 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

Cal SCla
Points For 52 71
Field Goals 14/49-29% 22/51-43%
Three Pointers 3/13-23% 8/17-47%
Free Throws 21/26-81% 19/23-83%
Offensive Rebounds 7 8
Defensive Rebounds 24 31
Rebounds 34 41
Blocks 1 2
Steals 10 4
Turnovers 17 20
Personal Fouls 25 23
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - SCla Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 7 Cal 52 @ SCla 71 J. Harris-Dyson 2 J. Bediako 2

Game Information

Stadium: Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California
Attendance: 2,326
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