Jan. 16, 2014
(Santa Clara, Calif.) - Sophomore guard Duda Sanadze scored a career-high 25 points, including two free throws with five seconds left to help seal a hard-fought road win over the Santa Clara Broncos. Santa Clara's Evan Roquemore got off a desperation three from just past the half court line but it fell way short. The win improves USD's record to 11-8 on the year and improves their WCC mark to 2-4.
"Our guys just fought hard all night, and showed a lot of grit and togetherness," said head coach Bill Grier. "This team (Santa Clara) is really hard to defend with their guards, and I felt Chris Sarbaugh and Brett Bailey really gave us a big lift off the bench defensively. And Chris (Anderson) did a great job leading us, and obviously Dennis (Kramer) and Duda (Sanadze) gave us much needed offense."
Late in the game Dennis Kramer made a huge three-pointer from the top of the key with 2:35 to go that gave USD a 67-60 lead. A Brandon Clark lay-in following a Sarbaugh missed free throw cut the deficit to 67-64 with 40 ticks left. The Broncos fouled Sanadze with 19.1 seconds left and he missed the front end of a 1-on-1. Santa Clara called timeout with 13.1 seconds to go, and then the Torero defense made the Broncos call another one with 7.5 seconds left. Preventing a potential SCU three-pointer, Jito Kok fouled Jared Brownridge with 5.6 left who would convert both charities to pull within one at 67-66. SCU immediately fouled Sanadze who calmly made both for a 69-66 lead. That led to the final score as SCU's long three before the final buzzer was on line but way short and Brett Bailey grabbed it.
Earlier in the second half two Sanadze free throws at the 15:56 mark knotted the score at 38-all. The Toreros took their first lead of the game with the game's next bucket when Dennis Kramer scored inside at the 15:04 mark for a 40-38 edge. With 11:43 to go, Brett Bailey scored inside and was fouled. The SCU bench was called for a technical on the play, and Johnny Dee cashed in on both free throws (his 29th & 30th consecutive makes). Bailey then stepped to the line and converted his free throw for a five-point play that gave USD a 53-48 lead. A Thomas Jacobs bucket inside extended the advantage to 55-48 with about 10 minutes to go. Threes by Sanadze and Kramer gave USD a 61-52 advantage, but SCU answered with a Brandon Clark lay-in with 7:08 to go.
In the first half the SCU Broncos led 32-28 and were paced by freshman guard Jared Brownridge who scored 11 points on the strength of 3-for-4 shooting beyond the three-point arc. San Diego was paced by sophomore guard Duda Sanadze who scored his 10 points early when the score was 17-14 Broncos. Christopher Anderson followed Sanadze with 8 points including a lay-in with 1.6 seconds left to pull the Toreros to the 4-point deficit.
For the game USD shot 53.3 percent from the floor (24-45), 58.3% from three-point range (7-12) and a solid 70% from the free throw line (14-20). Sanadze was followed in scoring by Kramer (14 points) and Anderson (11 points). Santa Clara was led by junior guard Brandon Clark (21 points) and freshman guard Jared Brownridge (19 points).
The Toreros return to action Saturday, January 18th, when they travel to San Francisco to take on the Dons in a 7:00 p.m. contest at Memorial Gymnasium. USF (11-8, 4-3 WCC) dropped an 83-76 decision to BYU.
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