Maarty Leunen recorded his second double-double of the season,
with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Ducks, who broke a
three-game losing streak.
Travis Niesen led Santa Clara (4-3) with 16 points.
The first half was marred by poor shooting from both teams, as
the Broncos (4-3) missed their first eight shots from the field and
finished the half at 30 percent.
The Ducks countered by shooting only 32 percent in the half
(9-of-28) and missed on their first nine 3-point attempts as Santa
Clara led 28-27 at the break.
The Ducks, however, snapped out of their slump in the second
half. Trailing 35-29 at the 17:24 mark, a tip-in by Bryce Taylor
sparked a 31-8 run to give the Ducks a 60-43 lead with 6:46 to
Oguchi scored all 10 of his points during that stretch, and made
two of the Ducks' four 3-pointers in the run.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Niesen and Calvin Johnson cut the
Ducks lead to 66-58 with 2:36 remaining, but the Broncos couldn't
Field goals from Leunen and Hairston and five free throws sealed
Johnson and Brody Angley added 15 points each for the Broncos.
The Ducks hit only 6-of-27 3-pointers, but committed just a
dozen turnovers while forcing 21.