MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -Lorne Jackson had 15 points and a game-best five assists Thursday night as Pepperdine held off Santa Clara 61-60.
Jackson tied his career high with four 3-pointers for the second straight game, and Mychel Thompson and Keion Bell scored 13 apiece for the Waves (6-12, 2-0 West Coast Conference).
Robert Smith led the Broncos (8-12, 0-3) with 15 points, and Raymond Cowels added 12.
Bell's jumper with 4:11 left gave Pepperdine a 57-49 cushion.
But Santa Clara came back with an 11-4 run and trailed just 61-60 on Marc Trasolini's basket with 1:09 left.
The score stayed 61-60 when Thompson was fouled with 5 seconds left. He missed both free throws, but Smith had the ball knocked out of his hands under the basket as time ran out.
Santa Clara outrebounded Pepperdine 37-27 but had 16 turnovers to 11 for the Waves.
Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.