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Wildcat hoops: Arizona set to take on Santa Clara

Posted: 8:35 PM, Nov 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-25 03:36:53Z

The Arizona Wildcats (4-0) look to continue their winning ways as they take on Santa Clara University (3-2) in Las Vegas Thursday night.

The two teams met last year on Thanksgiving where UA squeaked out a 75-73 victory in overtime in Fullerton, California. 

Wildcat fans will see a familiar face on the Broncos bench as former ASU coach Herb Sendek is now at the helm for SCU. 

PLAYERS TO WATCH FOR:

Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen: 

The first year man out of Finland has been an anchor for the Cats thus far. He is averaging 19.5 points a game and his 7'0" frame should give UA a sizeable advantage in the post. 

 

Santa Clara guard Jared Brownridge:

Brownridge stole the show in the team's contest last year as he dropped 44 points on the Wildcats. The senior from Aurora, Illinois will sure be the go to man when SLU needs some offense.

 

The teams tip off at 8:30 p.m. on Fox Sports1.