SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Jared Brownridge had 20 points on Saturday night and Santa Clara pulled away in the final couple of minutes to beat crosstown rival San Jose State 61-50.
Brandon Clark made four free throws and Brownridge made two more to cap the scoring with 13.1 seconds left, giving the Broncos (4-4) their largest lead of the game. Clark finished with 10 points, six rebounds and six assists.
San Jose State (1-8) closed within five points on Jordan Baker's jumper with 2:07 left but went scoreless the rest of the way.
The Spartans led most of the first half before Santa Clara closed with a 7-2 run to go into the break tied at 32. The Broncos took control early in the second with an 8-0 run to go ahead 44-36.
Rashad Muhammad led San Jose State with 15 points, Frank Rogers added 13 and Baker scored 12.