SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Marc Trasolini scored a career-high 31 points, and Ben Dowdell had 26 points and 14 rebounds, both career highs, leading Santa Clara to a 94-88 victory over Loyola Marymount in double overtime Thursday night.
The Broncos remained in a tie for fourth with Portland in the West Coast Conference with one game remaining. Only the top four teams earn a first-round bye in the WCC tournament that begins next week.
The score was 66-all at the end of regulation and tied at 74 after the first overtime. The Broncos took an 85-80 lead with 1:38 left on a Dowdell basket from close range.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.