San Diego 87, Santa Clara 73

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Brandon Gay scored 21 of his career-high 31
points in the second half and Ross DeRogatis added a career-high 28
to lead San Diego to an 87-73 win over Santa Clara Thursday night.

Gay played a pivotal role in a 22-8 second-half run that allowed
the Toreros to take control of the game. Gay scored 14 points in
the run, including a pair of 3-pointers. his second 3-pointer
capped the run to give San Diego (15-11, 7-6 West Coast Conference)
a 60-52 lead with 11 minutes left.

DeRogatis tied the school record as he hit eight 3-pointers,
including all six of his 3-point attempts in the first half.
DeRogatis finished 8-for-10 from 3-point range.

Santa Clara (14-14, 7-6), which dropped into a third-place tie
with San Diego in the WCC, trailed by 14 with 3:06 remaining before
scoring eight consecutive points in 56 seconds to cut the lead to
76-70. But the Broncos could get no closer.

Gay made four 3-pointers and was 9-for-10 from the free throw
line. Brice Vounang scored 10 points and had a game-high 15
rebounds for the Toreros, who shot 55.2 percent from the floor in
the second half after making only 40.6 percent in the first half.

Doron Perkins led Santa Clara with 23 points.