BYU Men’s Hoops Weekly Preview

Santa Clara

Location: Marriott Center – Provo, Utah

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012

Time: 6:00 PM   TV: ESPNU

Santa Clara is ranked 7th in the WCC (0-2) and sports a 8-7 overall record.  They are winless on the road.  At first glance, they don’t appear to be a team BYU should struggle with, but their record is deceiving.  At one point, they were 8-4.  They beat Villanova at home.

What to watch for:

Santa Clara’s guard play is where they dominate.  Almost half their points come from their starting guard line.  Neither shoots the ball particularly well (they shoot .377 and .380 from the field.)  However, both are more proficient from deep.  Kevin Foster shoots .376 from the arc, making 53 this season.  Evan Roquemore shoots a blistering .405 from behind the arc, but he is very good at distributing the ball, chalking up 88 assists this season (5.8 per game.)

Prediction:

BYU shouldn’t have too much trouble here especially with this game being played at home.

Cougars win

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