The Broncos inbounded to Brownridge from under their own basket with 9.0 seconds left. He missed his other four 3-point attempts and finished with 12 points.
Santa Clara (7-12, 3-4 West Coast Conference) gave away a 57-47 lead in the final 8:12. The Waves (10-7, 3-3) scored 11 straight and traded the lead once with Stacy Davis making it 60-59 with 3:19 to go.
Santa Clara took possession with 27 seconds after Pepperdine's Jett Raines missed a 3. Pepperdine committed two non-shooting fouls before the final play.