MALIBU, California — Jared Brownridge scored a career-high 38 point while setting a pair of Santa Clara freshmen records in an 86-78 win over Pepperdine on Saturday night.
Brownridge has now scored more points (523) and made more 3-point shots (87) than any other freshman in Santa Clara (13-18, 6-12 West Coast Conference) history. He finished the game 12 of 22 from the field, 7 of 9 from 3-point range and 7 of 8 from the free throw line, adding seven rebounds and two steals.
Santa Clara took a 47-31 lead into the break, closing the first half on a 20-6 run in which Brownridge hit four 3s.
Pepperdine (15-15, 8-10) pulled within 75-69, but the Broncos made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 1:23 to seal the win.