Santa Clara rolls past Mississippi Valley State 82-54

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Martin had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Santa Clara rolled to an 82-54 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night.

Santa Clara (5-6) has won four of its last five games since opening the season with four consecutive losses. Mississippi Valley State (2-10) has lost four straight and is 0-9 on the road.

Keshawn Justice scored 16 points to lead Santa Clara. Justice and Martin made eight of the Broncos’ 12 3-pointers. Tahj Eaddy added 15 points, Josip Vrankic had 13 points and Trey Wertz 11.

Torico Simmons scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half for Mississippi Valley State.

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It was just the second meeting between the schools. The Broncos beat the Delta Devils 73-70 in the first round of the Cable Car Classic on Dec. 27, 2002.

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