Santa Clara vs Pepperdine Wrap - Santa Clara Wins 86-78
Santa Clara got 38 points from Jared Brownridge en route to an 86-78 victory over Pepperdine on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Bettors who backed Santa Clara were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 5 at sportsbooks.
Brandon Clark had 18 points for Santa Clara and Jerry Brown chipped in with 11 points. Brandon Clark had 8 assists for them, while Jared Brownridge was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.
Pepperdine got 18 points from Stacy Davis in a losing cause and another 13 points from Malte Kramer. Jeremy Major contributed 9 assists for them, while Stacy Davis had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Santa Clara were victorious, as the score was 47-31 at the break.
Santa Clara had a 38-36 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.