FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Following an emotional overtime loss to No. 10 Arizona on Thursday evening, Santa Clara was poised at the DirecTV Wooden Legacy to register its first win of the season on Friday.
D.J. Balentine scored 23 points to propel Evansville to a 69-57 victory and send the Broncos to their seventh consecutive loss to start the season.
"We feel fortunate to get a win," Evansville coach Marty Simmons said. "I give Santa Clara a lot of credit. They had an overtime game last night and they came out and battled all game."