Scores

Final

Pepperdine 55

(6-17, 2-5 WCC)

Santa Clara 77

(15-7, 5-2 WCC)

11:00 PM ET, January 29, 2007

Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California

1 2 T
PEPP 23 3255
SCU 34 4377

Top Performers

Pepperdine: K. Costain 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast

Santa Clara: D. Pariseau 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

Santa Clara 77, Pepperdine 55

Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Scott Dougherty scored 14 points to lead six players in double figures and Santa Clara defeated Pepperdine 77-55 on Monday night.

Brody Angley had 12, Joey Kaempf added 11 and Danny Pariseau, John Bryant and Sean Denison each had 10 as the Broncos (15-7, 5-2 WCC) won their fourth in five games.

Kingsley Costain scored 13 to lead the Waves (6-17, 2-5), who had their modest two-game winning streak snapped.

The Broncos, taking a page out of the Waves' playbook, hit six of their first eight 3-pointers of the second half and widened their lead to 69-43 with less than six minutes remaining to play.

Santa Clara took control of the game with an 11-0 run midway through the second half, holding the Waves scoreless for over four minutes during that span.

Pepperdine is the WCC leader with 229 3-pointers, but the Broncos were more successful from long range on their home court. Santa Clara hit a season-high 12 of 23 3-pointers while the Waves were 10-of-37.

Pepperdine attempted 16 3-pointers -- of 24 total shots -- in the opening period, making five. The Waves shot just under 30 percent for the half while the Broncos made over 53 percent of their attempts, including 5-of-12 from long range.

Santa Clara outscored the Waves 12-3 over the final eight minutes of the first half to take a 34-23 lead into the intermission.

During halftime, Santa Clara honored the late Nick Vanos, who played two years with the NBA Phoenix Suns before tragically dying in a plane crash in 1987. The seven-footer remains the school's all-time leader in blocked shots with 159.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PEPP
SCU
Points 55 77
FG Made-Attempted 18-57 (.316) 29-52 (.558)
3P Made-Attempted 10-37 (.270) 12-23 (.522)
FT Made-Attempted 9-12 (.750) 7-9 (.778)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 28

2006-07 Season

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