Brigham Young @ Santa Clara
Current Records: Brigham Young 17-4; Santa Clara 12-7
What to Know
The Santa Clara Broncos haven’t won a contest against the Brigham Young Cougars since Jan. 26 of 2017, but they’ll be looking to end the drought on Thursday. The Broncos and BYU will face off in a West Coast battle at 11 p.m. ET at Leavey Center. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
The San Diego Toreros typically have all the answers at home, but on Monday Santa Clara proved too difficult a challenge. Santa Clara came out on top in a nail-biter against San Diego, sneaking past 78-74. Santa Clara’s forward Josip Vrankic looked sharp as he had 22 points in addition to seven boards.
Meanwhile, the Portland Pilots typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday the Cougars proved too difficult a challenge. BYU strolled past the Pilots with points to spare, taking the matchup 78-65. BYU’s success was spearheaded by the efforts of guard Te’Jon Lucas, who had 16 points and seven assists, and forward Fousseyni Traore, who dropped a double-double on 13 points and ten rebounds.
The Broncos are expected to lose this next one by 3. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with Santa Clara, who are 8-8-2 against the spread.
The wins brought Santa Clara up to 12-7 and BYU to 17-4. Santa Clara is 7-4 after wins this season, BYU 12-4.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 11 p.m. ET
- Where: Leavey Center — Santa Clara, California
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $33.96
The Cougars are a 3-point favorite against the Broncos, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3-point spread, and stayed right there.
Brigham Young have won eight out of their last nine games against Santa Clara.
- Feb 20, 2020 – Brigham Young 85 vs. Santa Clara 75
- Jan 12, 2019 – Brigham Young 80 vs. Santa Clara 74
- Feb 08, 2018 – Brigham Young 80 vs. Santa Clara 58
- Jan 13, 2018 – Brigham Young 84 vs. Santa Clara 50
- Jan 26, 2017 – Santa Clara 76 vs. Brigham Young 68
- Dec 29, 2016 – Brigham Young 89 vs. Santa Clara 59
- Mar 05, 2016 – Brigham Young 72 vs. Santa Clara 60
- Feb 13, 2016 – Brigham Young 96 vs. Santa Clara 62
- Jan 07, 2016 – Brigham Young 97 vs. Santa Clara 61
Injury Report for Santa Clara
No Injury Information
Injury Report for Brigham Young
- Richard Harward: Out for the Season (Illness)
- Gavin Baxter: Out for the Season (Knee)