MALIBU, California — Jett Raines scored 19 points and Pepperdine clinched its first winning season since 2004-05 with a 64-55 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night.
A 9-2 run gave Pepperdine its largest lead of the night — 13 points — with 1:52 remaining. The Broncos cut it to eight with 38 seconds left before the Waves made three free throws.
A basket by Murray and six straight points from Olden gave the Waves a 23-15 lead with 14:18 left in the first half, and they wouldn't trail again.
Pepperdine, fifth nationally in 3-point defense, held Santa Clara to 2-of-18 from the arc.