SPOKANE, Wash. -- Trailing by three with 8:14 left, Santa Clara had visions of pulling off an upset against No. 24 Gonzaga in the teams' West Coast Conference opener Saturday night.

Then everything turned.

A stretch of six empty possessions, five of them ending in turnovers, fueled a 10-0 Bulldogs run that keyed their 74-60 victory over the Broncos.

"You can't turn the ball over on the road, especially here," Santa Clara coach Kerry Keating said. "We've done a good job all year of taking care of the ball. I don't think it was anything more than us not doing a good job of catching and passing the ball tonight."

That and David Stockton had a career night for Gonzaga (11-2 overall, 1-0 WCC), which has won 12 of the previous 13 conference titles.

With one starter out and two nicked up, Stockton scored a career-high 21 points -- including 15 in the second half -- and added four steals and three assists.

"I'm sure he prepares well, because he gambles a lot," Keating said.

Brandon Clark scored a game-high 22 points as the Broncos (7-7, 0-1) lost for the seventh consecutive time in Spokane. Jared Brownridge scored 12 points, and Evan Roquemore added 11. However, Roquemore, a senior guard, also had seven turnovers, part of 15 for the Broncos.

Stockton was stellar on both ends of the court and finished shooting 8 for 12.

Gonzaga was without starting forward Sam Dower Jr., the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, who was out with a back injury caused by a fall in a recent loss to Kansas State. Kevin Pangos, who was averaging a team-high 18.3 points despite dealing with a toe injury, scored 17 points.

Holding a 53-50 lead with 8:14 left, the Bulldogs forced Santa Clara turnovers on five of the next six possessions.

The last six Santa Clara losses in Spokane came by an average of 31.2 points, with the Broncos holding the margin under 10 points just one time.

Monday's game
Santa Clara (7-7, 0-1 WCC) at Portland (8-5, 0-1), 3 p.m.