Santa Clara beats San Diego 80-69

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LAS VEGAS (AP)—John Bryant had 24 points and a West Coast Conference tournament record 27 rebounds Saturday night to lead Santa Clara to an 80-69 victory against San Diego in the quarterfinals.

Bryant, the conference player of the year, had 17 first-half rebounds to help Santa Clara (15-16) build an early double digit lead and advance to the semifinals Sunday against top-seeded Gonzaga.

Bryant’s effort helped Santa Clara outrebound San Diego 47-24. Santa Clara, the tournament’s No. 4 seed, used an 8-0 run midway through the second half to stop a San Diego rally and take a 52-37 advantage with under eight minutes to play.

Kevin Foster was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line for Santa Clara to finish with 21 points, and Marc Trasolini contributed 18 points.

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 Top Performers
 San Diego
Rob Jones Rob Jones
7-13,  20 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Santa Clara
John Bryant John Bryant
6-15,  24 Pts
27 Rebs, 0 Assists

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