Southeast Mo. goes up against Santa Clara

Southeast Missouri (2-3) vs. Santa Clara (6-1)

Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California; Friday, 5 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Southeast Missouri takes on Santa Clara in a non-conference matchup. Both teams last saw action this past Wednesday. Santa Clara knocked off Denver by 17 points at home, while Southeast Missouri fell 64-57 to Cal State Fullerton.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Guglielmo Caruso has averaged 13.6 points and 5.9 rebounds to lead the way for the Broncos. Complementing Caruso is Josip Vrankic, who is putting up 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Redhawks have been led by Sage Tolbert, who is averaging 11 points and eight rebounds.GUGLIELMO GETS BASKETS: Across seven games this season, Santa Clara’s Caruso has shot 71.7 percent.

STREAK SCORING: Santa Clara has won its last six home games, scoring an average of 84 points while giving up 60.

PASSING FOR POINTS: The Broncos have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Redhawks. Santa Clara has an assist on 69 of 95 field goals (72.6 percent) across its previous three games while Southeast Missouri has assists on 25 of 72 field goals (34.7 percent) during its past three games.

DID YOU KNOW: Santa Clara is ranked first in the WCC with an average of 74.3 possessions per game.