SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tahj Eaddy set career highs Saturday with six 3-pointers and 23 points and Santa Clara got its first win of the season 71-63 over San Jose State.
The Broncos (1-4) trailed by as many as nine early before taking control with a 15-5 run to end the first half up 38-35. Santa Clara never trailed in the second half.
Noah Baumann made a 3-pointer to close the Spartans’ deficit to 67-61 with 4:16 left in the game. But San Jose State (1-5) missed its next five shots from the field and went scoreless until Michael Steadman’s jumper with two seconds left.
Josip Vrankic added 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting for the Broncos. Henrik Jadersten scored 17 and Trey Wertz had 10 assists to go with seven points.