LAS VEGAS (AP) — Isaiah Wright had 23 points as San Diego topped Santa Clara 62-45 in the West Coast Conference Tourney second round on Friday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tahj Eaddy had 26 points as Santa Clara topped Portland 78-62 on Saturday night.
Santa Clara looks to extend streak vs Portland
Santa Clara (15-14, 7-8) vs. Portland (7-23, 0-15)
Earle A. Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Santa Clara looks for its eighth straight win in the...
LMU erases 20 point deficit, tops Santa Clara 72-70
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Batemon scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and Loyola Marymount overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat Santa Clara 72-70 on Thursday night.
LMU looks to sweep Santa Clara
Santa Clara (15-13, 7-7) vs. Loyola Marymount (18-10, 6-8)
Albert Gersten Pavilion, Los Angeles; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Santa Clara seeks revenge on Loyola Marymount after...
Vrankic leads Santa Clara over San Francisco 68-65
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josip Vrankic had 20 points as Santa Clara narrowly defeated San Francisco 68-65 on Saturday night.
Tahj Eaddy had 16 points for Santa Clara (15-13, 7-7 West Coast...
Santa Clara holds off 2nd half Pacific rally, 64-59
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Tahj Eaddy hit three of four free throws in the final half minute and Santa Clara held off a furious second-half rally from Pacific for a 64-59 win in a West Coast Conference battle on Saturday night.
Pacific, which trailed at intermission by 20 points, 41-21, got within three points twice in the final 1:19, but could not get closer.
The Tigers hit 22 of 50 from the field (44 percent) and knocked down 5 of 16 from distance while collecting 12 assists on 22 made baskets.
Lull leads San Francisco past Santa Clara 78-72
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jimbo Lull posted 16 points and nine rebounds as San Francisco topped Santa Clara 78-72 on Saturday night.
Charles Minlend had 14 points for San Francisco (18-6, 6-4 West Coast Conference). Frankie Ferrari added 14 points. Nate Renfro had 11 points and seven rebounds for the home team.
Josip Vrankic had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Broncos (13-12, 5-6). Trey Wertz added 17 points. Guglielmo Caruso had 10 points.
Vrankic and Caruso lead Santa Clara over Pepperdine 79-71
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Josip Vrankic scored 26 points, Guglielmo Caruso added 18, both career highs, and Santa Clara swept the season series with a 79-71 win over Pepperdine on Thursday night.
The Broncos (13-11, 5-5 West Coast Conference) took the lead for good during a 7-0 run early in the second half and followed that with an 8-0 run to push the lead to 54-44. Keshawn Justice's 3-pointer at the 8:36 mark gave Santa Clara its largest lead at 63-50.
No. 4 Gonzaga rolls to easy victory over Santa Clara
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Perkins had 18 points and eight assists, and every Gonzaga starter scored in double figures as the No. 4 Bulldogs rolled past Santa Clara 98-39 on Thursday night.
Santa Clara rallies to beat Pacific 69-57
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Tahj Eaddy scored 18 points with four 3-pointers on Saturday night and Santa Clara closed the game on a 19-2 run to beat Pacific 69-57.
The Broncos (11-9, 3-3 West Coast Conference) trailed 55-50 when Keshawn Justice's layup sparked 10 straight points. Roberto Gallinat hit a jumper to pull the Tigers (11-10, 1-5) within 60-57, but that was the last points Pacific would score.
Haws’ late 3 helps BYU hold off Santa Clara 80-74
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 27 points, TJ Haws added 16 points with a key 3-pointer late, and BYU beat Santa Clara 80-74 on Saturday night.
Haws' catch-and-shoot 3 from the right wing made it 77-71 with 1:33 left in the game. The Cougars (11-8, 3-1 West Coast Conference) made 3 of 4 free throws to secure the win.
Eaddy’s FTs with 1.9 left lift Santa Clara past Pepp 67-64
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Tahj Eaddy scored 24 of his 28 points in the second half, including three free throws with 1.9 seconds to play and Santa Clara defeated Pepperdine 67-67 on Thursday night.
Eaddy's heroics were set up after he only made 1 of 2 from the line to give the Broncos a 64-62 lead with 19 seconds remaining. Colbey Ross then drove down the line and made the tying basket at 8.3 seconds. However, he failed on his chance to convert a 3-point play.
Hachimura leads No. 7 Gonzaga past Santa Clara, 91-48
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Santa Clara never had a chance with No. 7 Gonzaga at full strength for the first time this season.
Rui Hachimura scored 25 points, Brandon Clarke added 16 and Gonzaga routed Santa Clara 91-48 to open defense of its West Coast Conference regular-season title.
"That was exactly what we wanted to do," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said about the impressive offensive and defensive performance. "We had our defense going. We were able to score in transition."
Eaddy has career night, leads Santa Clara past San Diego
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Tahj Eaddy scored 21 of his career-high 30 points in the first half to help Santa Clara open West Coast Conference play with a 68-56 win over San Diego on Thursday night.
The Broncos (9-6) never trailed and pulled away with 13 straight points to a 25-5 lead in the first half. Eaddy scored 11 points during that run and Santa Clara led 35-18 at halftime.
Eaddy, Vrankic lead Santa Clara over WSU 79-71
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Santa Clara opened the season with four consecutive losses, but coach Herb Sendek said that was not the same team that took the floor against Washington State on Saturday.
Tahj Eaddy and Josip Vrankic each scored 16 points as Santa Clara beat Washington State 79-71 in the non-conference finale for both teams at the Spokane Arena.
Guglielmo Caruso added 14 points for Santa Clara (8-6), which has won seven of its past eight games.
Santa Clara wins 4th straight, 77-56 over Idaho
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Martin and Josip Vrankic scored 13 points each, Trey Wertz added 10 points and 10 assists, and Santa Clara won its fourth in a row with a 77-56 victory over Idaho on Friday night.
Tahj Eaddy had 12 points and Keshawn Justice added 10 for the Broncos (7-6), who have won six of their last seven.
Santa Clara led 37-23 at halftime and led by no less than 14 in the second half, building to its largest lead at 77-47 before the Vandals (3-8) closed the game on a 9-0 run.
Santa Clara holds off USC in double overtime 102-92
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trey Wertz implored his teammates to stay positive after Santa Clara wasted a big lead in the final minutes of regulation. Then the Broncos freshman took over in overtime to make sure they stayed upbeat.
Wertz scored 11 of his 28 points in the second overtime, Josip Vrankic had a career-high 22 points and Santa Clara held on after blowing a 19-point lead in regulation, beating Southern California 102-92 on Tuesday night.
Santa Clara rolls past Mississippi Valley State 82-54
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Martin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Santa Clara rolled to an 82-54 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night.
Santa Clara (5-6) has won four of its last five games since opening the season with four consecutive losses. Mississippi Valley State (2-10) has lost four straight and is 0-9 on the road.
Santa Clara runs away in 2nd half, beats Sonoma St. 82-54
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josip Vrankic and Tahj Eaddy each scored 19 points and Santa Clara blew the game open in the second half to beat Division II-member Sonoma State 82-54 on Sunday.
Idaho State rallies to beat Santa Clara 68-66
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Kelvin Jones scored 14 of his 20 points in the final 10 minutes and Idaho State overcame a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat Santa Clara 68-66 on Friday night.
Jones finished Jared Stutzman's drive-and-dish with 17.8 seconds left to give the Bengals (4-3) their first lead in over 15 minutes at 67-66. Tahj Eaddy missed a floater for the Broncos (3-6) with four seconds left. Jones was fouled after grabbing the rebound and made 1 of 2 free throws to cap the scoring.
Wertz scores career-high 33, Santa Clara beats Jackson State
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Trey Wertz scored a career-high 33 points on 9-of-15 shooting Thursday night to help Santa Clara beat Jackson State 81-70.
Wertz made 4 of 6 from 3-point range and 11 of 13 at the foul line. Josip Vrankic added 19 points and Josh Martin had 14 rebounds to go with six points.
The Broncos (2-5) never trailed in the game and had their largest lead at 69-57. It was Santa Clara's second win in a row after opening the season with five straight losses.
Santa Clara gets 1st win of season, 71-63 over San Jose St.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tahj Eaddy set career highs Saturday with six 3-pointers and 23 points and Santa Clara got its first win of the season 71-63 over San Jose State.
The Broncos (1-4) trailed by as many as nine early before taking control with a 15-5 run to end the first half up 38-35. Santa Clara never trailed in the second half.
Ndumanya scores 23 as Santa Clara holds off Portland 81-72
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Emmanuel Ndumanya scored a career-high 23 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and Josip Vrankic tossed in 19 points in Santa Clara's 81-72 win at Portland Thursday night.
Ndumanya threw down a dunk with 1:36 remaining after Portland cut the gap to 72-70 and the Broncos (10-17, 7-8 West Coast Conference) closed out the game making five of six from the line in the last 23 seconds to fend off the Pilots rally.
Childs’ double-double leads BYU past Santa Clara 80-58
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished five assists and BYU pulled away to defeat Santa Clara 80-58 on Thursday night.
Elijah Bryant and T.J. Haws added 14 points and six assists apiece and Dalton Nixon 12 points for the Cougars (19-7, 8-5 West Coast Conference), who had 22 assists on 34 baskets.
Kai Healy led the Broncos (8-17, 5-8) with 12 points) and Josip Vrankic and K.J. Feagin had 11 each.
Wright leads San Diego to 66-58 victory over Santa Clara
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Wright made 10 of 12 free throws and scored 21, Juwan Gray scored 14 on 5-of-9 shooting and San Diego never trailed in a 66-58 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night.
Isaiah Pineiro finished with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Olin Carter III scored 10 for the Toreros (14-7, 5-4 West Coast Conference), who ended a two-game skid and won for the second time in six games.
Childs, hot shooting BYU run away from Santa Clara 84-50
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Yoeli Childs had 22 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high eight assists on Saturday night to help BYU beat Santa Clara 84-50.
Childs had 16 points, six rebounds and six assists in the first half when the Cougars built a 46-28 lead by shooting 19 of 24 (79 percent) from the field and outrebounding the Broncos 19-2.
Caruso’s steal helps Santa Clara hold off Portland 70-68
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Henry Caruso made the game-saving steal, Matt Hauser matched a career high with 22 points and Santa Clara beat Portland 70-68 on Saturday night.
Hauser shoots Santa Clara past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 72-57
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Hauser scored 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range and Santa Clara dominated the first half on its way to a 72-57 win over winless Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday night.
Santa Clara runs away from Northern Arizona, 89-57
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — KJ Feagin hit four 3-pointers and scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and Santa Clara never trailed in beating Northern Arizona 89-57 on Thursday night for the Lumberjacks' first 0-7 start to a season since 1951-52.
Henry Caruso scored 13 with five of 23 Santa Clara assists, Josip Vrankic added 15 points, and Emmanuel Ndumanya scored 10. The Broncos (2-5) made a season-high 17 3-pointers and scored 31 points off of 20 Lumberjacks turnovers.
Sam Houston State beats Santa Clara 73-59 in Alaska Shootout
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Christopher Galbreath Jr. had 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists to help Sam Houston State beat Santa Clara 73-59 in the seventh-place game of the Great Alaska Shootout on Saturday.
The Bearkats (3-3) built a 36-17 lead at halftime and kept the margin in double digits the rest of the way. The Broncos (1-5) outscored Sam Houston State 42-37 in the second half but got no closer than 69-59 with less than a minute to go.
Santa Clara has 6 in double figures, routs La Verne 120-70
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — KJ Feagin scored 21 points to help Santa Clara cruise to a 120-70 victory over Division III La Verne in a season opener on Friday night.
Three freshmen scored in double figures for the Broncos. Shaquille Walters, from London, England, scored 20 points. Matt Turner added 13 points and Josip Vrankic chipped in 10.
Henry Caruso scored 14 points and Matt Hauser had 10 for Santa Clara, which shot 62 percent from the field and made 24 of 29 free throws.