Santa Clara vs Portland Final: 70-46 - Recap
|Santa Clara vs Portland Final: 70-46 - Recap|
Santa Clara blew out Portland on Thursday, running up the score in a 70-46 win at Leavey Center.
Santa Clara won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 15.5-point spread as favorites.
Marc Trasolini had 23 points for Santa Clara and Brandon Clark chipped in with 15 points. Evan Roquemore had 6 assists for them, while Marc Trasolini was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.
Portland got a 14-point performance from Ryan Nicholas, who was supported by 8 points from Derrick Rodgers. Derrick Rodgers had 4 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while Ryan Nicholas grabbed 8 rebounds.
Santa Clara hit the break leading 36-18 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Santa Clara as they grabbed 40 boards, while Portland only had 26.