Santa Clara came into this season hoping to improve their 14-19 record from one year ago. Now, they are looking to match that.
The Broncos look to end a six-game losing streak with a victory against Loyola Marymount Saturday night.
Santa Clara (11-16, 5-10 WCC) began their losing streak at San Diego on Jan. 29. During this streak, the Broncos have averaged just 59.2 points per game. They have lost by an average of almost 13 points the last six games. Can they turn things around?
The answer, quite simply, is yes. Saturday afternoon’s matchup against Loyola Marymount (8-20, 4-12 WCC) is a prime opportunity for the Broncos to get a win.
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LMU has been a mixed bag in conference play. They see-sawed from losing to winning almost perfectly before starting a four-game losing streak. The Lions averaged just 56.8 points per game in those losses. In their conference wins, they have scored at least 70 points.
It comes down to scoring. As of the late, both teams have been inconsistent offensively. It makes it difficult to predict who will come out on top. Let’s look to their most recent matchup.
Santa Clara barely edged out Loyola Marymount on Jan. 22. They shot 12 threes, but allowed LMU to score 52.2% from the field. That game was at home though.
Despite their lack of road success, Santa Clara looks to have the slight advantage at Loyola Marymount. LMU and Pacific are the only two teams below Santa Clara. The Broncos’ sole conference road win came in a Dec. 29 rout at Pacific.
The game tips off at 3:00PM PST Saturday and can be seen on theW.tv.