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.
The Waves (11-13, 4-6) used a 7-0 run to close the gap to 67-61 with 4:51 left. Santa Clara scored four straight to extend the lead back to double digits and Pepperdine got the deficit no closer than seven from there.
Trey Wertz had 13 points and Justice scored 10 for the Broncos.
Seton Hall's Sandro Mamukelashvili breaks wrist in loss at Iowa State
Seton Hall starting forward Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of Sunday night's loss to Iowa State.
Homesley, Baxter-Bell help Liberty beat Grand Canyon 70-61
Caleb Homesley had 13 of his 17 points in the second half, Myo Baxter-Bell scored 15, and Liberty used a 15-0 second-half run to pull away for a 70-61 win over Grand Canyon on Sunday night in the Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Davison carries E. Washington over North Dakota 98-82
Jacob Davison had 39 points, Kim Aiken Jr. had a double-double, and Eastern Washington beat North Dakota 98-82 on Sunday.