SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jarvis Pugh had a career-high 26 points on 9-of-10 shooting Saturday night and Santa Clara used a second-half rally to beat Northern Colorado 88-72.
Santa Clara (2-2) erased a 10-point, first-half deficit and led 51-50 with 15:09 left when senior leader Jared Brownridge went to the bench with his fourth foul. The Bears (1-2) retook the lead briefly with Jon'te Dotson's 3-point play, but Santa Clara rolled off 12 straight points and a 17-2 run ending at 70-55.
When Brownridge returned with 6:57 left, the Broncos were up 70-60 and held on easily from there. Nate Kratch added 17 points, Matt Hauser added 16, Kai Healy and Brownridge had 11 points each.
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Jordan Davis had 24 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists for Northern Colorado, which led nearly the entire first half, reaching a 10-point lead three different times. Ibrahim Sylla and Chaz Glotta added 15 points each.