Isaiah Pineiro finished with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Olin Carter III scored 10 for the Toreros (14-7, 5-4 West Coast Conference), who ended a two-game skid and won for the second time in six games.
San Diego put the clamps on Santa Clara's high-scoring guard KJ Feagin, holding him to nine points on 3-of-13 shooting. Feagin came into the game averaging 17.8 points per game -- third highest in the WCC. The Toreros, who are second in the nation in 3-point defense (26.9 percent), held the Broncos (7-14, 4-5) to 3-of-13 shooting (23 percent) from distance.
Santa Clara got as close as 39-37 in the second half, but Wright scored five straight to push the lead to seven and the Toreros made 12 of 14 free throws in the final 4 1/2 minutes to hand the Broncos their fourth loss in five games.
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