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.
BYU: vs. Loyola Marymount, Saturday, 7 p.m. MST
Santa Clara: vs. Saint Mary's, Saturday, 9 p.m.