SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- David Nwaba scored 21 points as Cal Poly pulled away from Santa Clara for a 64-53 win Saturday night.
Cal Poly (3-5) ended the first half on an 8-0 run to take a 29-23 lead at the break. Nwaba bookended two layups around a Joel Awich jumper and layup to account for the points.
Cal Poly picked up where they left off to start the second half, but Santa Clara (3-5) responded. Nate Kratch hit a layup to cut the lead back 35-29 with 14:45 left. The Mustangs responded with a 10-2 run.
Chris Eversley pulled down 15 rebounds to go with nine points for Cal Poly.
Cal Poly was 3 for 11 from 3-point range while Santa Clara was 4 for 20.