SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Freshman guard Calvin Johnson's 25
points helped lift Santa Clara over Cal Poly 73-58 Saturday night.
Johnson erupted for 16 points in the second half as the Broncos
(4-2) overcame a brief deficit to the Mustangs (1-5).Johnson scored 14 of his second-half points during a 28-12 run
that buried Cal Poly. Johnson's previous high was 19 points in the
season opener against Cal State Stanislaus.Senior forward Travis Niesen chipped in 21 points for Santa
Clara, which handed the Mustangs their fifth straight loss.The game was close for a little more than a half.Santa Clara took a 31-30 advantage into the break but then fell
behind 35-31 when Cal Poly's Dawin Whiten opened the second half
with a 3-pointer that was followed by Derek Stockhalper's bucket.The Broncos answered with a 9-0 run that continued with Johnson
making three of his six 3-point shots in the decisive burst.Mustangs coach Kevin Bromley picked up a technical foul with
1:43 to go in the first half for arguing a blocking foul called on
Gabe Stephenson. This created a potential four-point play, but
Niesen missed both technical free throws before making the two
awarded for the personal foul.Whiten was Cal Poly's leading scorer with 14 points.