NCAA Men's Basketball

Williams lifts Santa Clara over Pepperdine 89-73

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Jalen Williams had 25 points as Santa Clara defeated Pepperdine 89-73 on Thursday night.

Giordan Williams had 15 points for the Broncos (19-10, 9-5 West Coast Conference). PJ Pipes added 14 points and eight rebounds. Jaden Bediako had 13 points and three blocks.

Santa Clara scored 50 points in the first half, a season best for the team.

Houston Mallette had 24 points for the Waves (7-23, 1-14), who have now lost five games in a row. Jan Zidek added 15 points. Jay Yoon had 10 points.

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Updated February 25, 2022