SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Less than five minutes into the first half against California, Santa Clara coach Herb Sendek had already gone five players deep into his bench. It was more by design than necessity.
That's the way the Broncos have been all season, and it's paying off for a team that Sendek says is his deepest in his fourth season at Santa Clara.
"We don't necessarily have a team where somebody has to carry us," said Sendek, after four Broncos scored in double figures in a 71-52 win over the Golden Bears on Saturday. "We're at our best when we're a team. It's a team sport, and to the measure that we can play together and as a team, it's to our benefit."