Marc Trasolini scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Santa Clara over Pepperdine 62-54 on Saturday night.
Robert Smith scored 12 points for the Broncos (11-17, 3-8 West Coast Conference), while Raymond Cowels and Niyi Harrison scored 11 points apiece off the bench.
Keion Bell led Pepperdine (7-19, 3-7) with 25 points, while Michael Thompson scored 12 and Jonathan Dupre nine.
The Waves lost their seventh straight game and fell to 0-10 on the road.
After a 31-31 halftime tie, Santa Clara opened the second half with a 14-4 run, building a 45-36 lead with 11:49 remaining.