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Gonzaga Holds Off Santa Clara

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Marquise Carter scored a career-high 20 points and had five assists to help Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 85-76 on Thursday night.

Steven Gray scored 14 points for Gonzaga (18-9, 8-3 West Coast Conference), and Elias Harris added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Carter was 6 of 9 from the field and made all six of his free throw attempts. The Bulldogs shot 53.7 percent from the field and were 6 of 14 from behind the arc.

Kevin Foster scored a game-high 27 points for the Broncos (16-12, 6-5). Evan Roquemore had 16, and Ben Dowdell and Marc Trasolini added 10 apiece. The Broncos were held to four field goals in the final 9 minutes.

Gonzaga held a two-point advantage with 7:35 remaining but pulled away by holding Santa Clara scoreless for more than 4 minutes. The Bulldogs’ 13-2 run gave them a 76-63 lead with 1:27 left, sealing it.

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