Eaddy scores 26 to lead Santa Clara over Portland 78-62

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Tahj Eaddy had 26 points as Santa Clara topped Portland 78-62 on Saturday night.

Eaddy made 8 of 12 3-pointers.

Trey Wertz had 19 points and nine assists for Santa Clara (16-14, 8-8 West Coast Conference). Josip Vrankic added 15 points. Guglielmo Caruso had 10 points for the visitors.

Marcus Shaver Jr. had 16 points for the Pilots (7-24, 0-16), who have now lost 17 games in a row. Jacob Tryon added 10 points. Theo Akwuba had three blocks.

JoJo Walker, the Pilots' second leading scorer entering the contest at 12 points per game, was held to only five points. He made 20 percent from behind the arc (1 of 5).

The Broncos improve to 2-0 against the Pilots this season. Santa Clara defeated Portland 69-63 on Feb. 2. The Broncos and the Pilots next take the floor in the West Coast Conference Tournament.

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