Tony Avelar, AP
BYU forward Eric Mika (12) shoots over Santa Clara center Emmanuel Ndumanya (50) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — BYU continued its struggles on the road, falling to Santa Clara 76-68 in the Leavey Center on Thursday night.

Jared Brownridge led the Broncos to the win, helping Santa Clara match BYU with a 6-3 mark in West Coast Conference play halfway through league season.

BYU last led with 9:25 to play in the first half and found itself behind by double-digits much of the second half.


• BYU was 0-for-7 from 3-point range in the second half, while Santa Clara hit 14 of 31 3-pointers, including 6 of 13 in the second half.

• The Broncos outscored the Cougars 20-15 in second-chance points, as BYU turned the ball over 18 times on the night.

• BYU lost on the road in conference play for the second time in 12 nights.

Records: BYU (15-7, 6-3), Santa Clara (12-10, 6-3)


BYU: Eric Mika had 22 points and eight rebounds to pace the Cougars.

Santa Clara: Brownridge scored a game-high 25 points and hit four 3-pointers to go with five rebounds and four assists.

Up next

BYU: vs. Loyola Marymount, Saturday, 7 p.m. MST

Santa Clara: vs. Saint Mary's, Saturday, 9 p.m.