Santa Clara hangs on late with Matt Hauser’s free throws
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Matt Hauser had 13 points and 10 assists and made all four free throws in the final 25 seconds to help Santa Clara beat Pacific 69-68 on Thursday night.
KJ Feagin added 22 points and made 6 of 7 from 3-point range and Nate Kratch had 18 points with four 3s for the Broncos (16-14, 10-7 West Coast Conference).
Anthony Townes had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers (10-20, 4-13). Ray Bowles and T.J. Wallace added 18 apiece.
Pacific had an 11-5 start to the second half to erase the Broncos’ 32-26 halftime lead before the 13-minute mark.
Hauser, Feagin and Kratch had seven 3s over the next seven minutes to push their lead to 58-48. Wallace had a 3-pointer that cut the gap to one with 10 seconds left and Townes’ layup at the buzzer didn’t matter.