Washington State vs Santa Clara LIVE DI W.Basketball March Madness 24 March 2024

Washington State vs Santa Clara LIVE DI W.Basketball March Madness 24 March 2024

The Santa Clara Broncos are gearing up to extend their five-game road win streak as they prepare to face the Washington State Cougars on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum. The game, scheduled for 4:00 PM ET, promises to be a thrilling encounter.

In their last outing, the Washington State Cougars emerged victorious against Lamar with a score of 66-46, thanks to Tara Wallack’s team-high 15 points. On the other hand, Tess Heal led Santa Clara to a narrow 60-59 win over BYU, contributing 17 points to the game.

2024 DI Women’s Basketball Championship (March Madness)

Matchups: Washington State vs Santa Clara
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2024
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Friel Court at Beasley Coliseum
Live stream: Watch here

Team Stats

The Cougars, with an average of 69.5 points per game this season, outpace the 58.7 points per contest that Santa Clara gives up. The Cougars have a strong record of 19-7 when they score more than 59 points. They are shooting 44.8 percent from the field while limiting their opponents to a 39 percent clip. Impressively, the Cougars have gone 14-0 when shooting above their season average.

On the other side, the Broncos score an average of 70.1 points per game, more than the 61.7 points that Washington State allows. When Santa Clara scores more than 62 points, they have a strong record of 23-2. The Broncos also excel at free throws, shooting 81.2 percent, which is first in the WCC and third in the country. Tess Heal stands out as Santa Clara’s best shooter from the line, making 5.8 free throws a game while shooting 88 percent.

Players to Watch

For the Washington State Cougars, Charlisse Leger-Walker leads the team, averaging 13.2 points per contest and 5.1 assists per game. Eleonora Villa adds 13 points for the Cougars, and Bella Murekatete contributes 12.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game. Villa is also the top threat for Washington State from beyond the arc, hitting 1.5 treys per contest with a 33 percent shooting percentage from downtown.

On the Broncos’ side, Tess Heal’s 19.6 points and 4.9 assists per game are both team-high figures. Olivia Pollerd also contributes with 15.2 points for the Broncos, and Marya Hudgins averages 7.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Pollerd is a player to watch on the perimeter for Santa Clara. She leads the Broncos shooting attack, making 45 percent of her shots from beyond the arc while averaging 2.9 makes per game.

As the teams prepare for the showdown, fans can expect a thrilling game filled with impressive plays and high stakes. May the best team win!

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