Coleman scored five straight, including a 3-point play that put Nevada ahead for good at 70-67 with 2:26 left. Jared Brownridge made a layup to pull Santa Clara within 70-69 with 2:02 to go, and then fouled Oliver, who made both free throws with 10 seconds left. Both KJ Feagin and Brownridge missed 3-pointers in the final seconds.
Brownridge scored 29 with seven 3-pointers, and Nate Kratch added 12 for the Broncos (4-8), who ended a four-game winning streak.
The game had 14 lead changes and nine ties.