NCAA Game Summary - Santa Clara at Purdue
(Monday, March 25)
Final Score: Santa Clara 86, Purdue 83
West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) - Kevin Foster erupted for 34 points as the Santa Clara Broncos held off the Purdue Boilermakers, 86-83, in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational at Mackey Arena.
Foster, who shot 11-of-24 from the floor, also handed out eight assists for the Broncos (22-11) who now advance to the semifinals of the tournament to face an opponent to be determined. Also scoring in double figures for the visitors were Raymond Cowels III and Marc Trasolini with 13 and 10 points, respectively, while Niyi Harrison cleared a game-high 11 rebounds off the bench.
The Boilermakers (16-17) were paced by Ronnie Johnson with 27 points, while Terone Johnson responded with 22 points, but shot just 8-of-22 from the floor on the night.
Both teams shot under 40 percent from the floor in the first half, with Purdue also missing on all five chances behind the 3-point line in the frame. However, the Boilermakers did convert 11-of-14 at the free-throw line in order to claim a 37-33 advantage at the break.
In the second half SCU broke through with 63.0 percent accuracy from the field, including 7-of-13 beyond the arc, in order to squeeze out the three- point road win.
The Broncos turned the ball over 19 times, but made up for it by outscoring the hosts on the perimeter, 27-3.
03/25 22:49:04 ET