The Santa Clara University Broncos handed the UCSB Men's basketball team their first loss of the season by a score of 79 - 68 in the Thunderdome. The Broncos (4 - 3) defense shut down the Gauchos (4 - 1) by causing 23 turnovers and limiting the Gauchos to shooting 43.1% from the field. Chris Brew led the Gauchos in scoring with 12 points while Orlando Johnson chipped in 11. Sam Phippen and Johnson led the Gauchos with seven rebounds, and Justin Joyner led the Gauchos with five assists.
Kevin Foster led the Broncos with 18 points, followed by Marc Trasolini's 15 points. Trasolini also led the Broncos with six rebounds. Raymond Cowell scored all of this 13 points in the first half, as SCU built a 42 - 29 first half lead which they never relinquished.
The San Diego State Aztecs visit the Thunderdome Saturday, December 5 at 7 pm for another nonconference game against the Gauchos.