Marc Trasolini scored a season-high 29 points, and Kevin Foster added 21 as Santa Clara improved to 4-0 with a 75-67 win over Utah Valley on Wednesday night at Leavey Center.
Trasolini was 10 of 12 from the field and also grabbed seven rebounds. Evan Roquemore added 14 points for the Broncos.Utah Valley fell to 3-3.
"Marc was huge," Santa Clara coach Kerry Keating said. "It was nice to see him back in that mode, playing with confidence and showing some leadership."
The Broncos took control with a 16-0 run in the second half. Santa Clara finishes play in the CBE Classic on Friday at 4:15 p.m. against Eastern Washington.
Boeheim blasts realignment: On the day after the Big East lost its fifth member in 18 months with Rutgers bolting for the Big Ten, and with more defections likely on the horizon, the man who helped make Big East basketball the force that it is offered his view of the college landscape.
"I'm going to let those people play their games," Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said after his sixth-ranked Orange beat visiting Princeton 73-53. "I think they'll be doing that for the next 20 years. If they could figure it out and get it done in the next year, we wouldn't have to think about it.
"Maybe they should just have a draft, each conference should just draft teams ... except then they'd have to make a decision and they wouldn't be able to figure it out."
Syracuse and Pittsburgh will leave the Big East after this season to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, and West Virginia already has bolted for the Big 12. Either Louisville or Connecticut is expected to join the defectors going forward.
"If these guys (the conference commissioners) were running the United States in colonial times, Brazil and Argentina would be states because they have something we need," Boeheim said. "It's a great country."
Michigan 67, Pittsburgh 62: Trey Burke scored 17 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 points, and No. 4 Michigan (4-0) shut down Pittsburgh (4-1) defensively in the second half to reach the championship of the NIT Season Tipoff in New York.
Kentucky 81, Morehead State 70: Archie Goodwin scored a career-high 28 points, and Alex Poythress added 20 to help No. 8 Kentucky (3-1) rally past visiting Morehead State (3-2).
Fordham 55, USF 48: Zhane Dikes scored 11 points, but the Dons (2-2) fell to visiting Fordham (4-0).
Wire services contributed to this report.