Jaleel Williams scored 22 points, and Devante Wilson added 20 as San Jose State gave first-year coach Dave Wojcik his first victory with an 83-77 win over Pepperdine on Wednesday night in Malibu.
The Spartans (1-4) were playing their fifth consecutive road game to open the season. They play Cal State Fullerton in the Event Center on Saturday. Tipoff is 12:30 p.m.
Wilson hit six 3-pointers in the second half with four coming during a 20-8 run that gave the Spartans the lead at 13:12. They went ahead for good when Rashad Muhammad drove for a bucket and followed with a 3-pointer for a 78-75 lead with 1:56 left. Stacy Davis' dunk made it a one-point game, but Williams made a 3-pointer and the Spartans added two free throws while Pepperdine (3-1) didn't score again.
Brendan Lane had 23 points and Davis 20 for Pepperdine.
The Spartans made 10 of 15 of their second-half 3-point attempts while the Waves went 0 for 11 after making five in the first half. SJSU shot 51.9 percent from long range.
Ohio State 63, American 52: Junior Amir Williams had a career-high 16 points and Shannon Scott added 13 to lead the No. 8 Buckeyes (4-0) to a home win over the Eagles (1-2). Ohio State won despite finishing 20 of 56 from the field for 36 percent. Jesse Reed had 15 points for American. Longtime Big Ten referee Ed Hightower received a standing ovation when it was announced late in the game that he was working his final game.
Wichita State 77, Tulsa 54: Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker each scored 21 points and the No. 14 Shockers (5-0) finished with a 26-6 run to shake free of the host Golden Hurricane (0-3).
Baylor 69, Charleston Southern 64: Cory Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 20 Bears (4-0) beat the visiting Buccaneers (2-3). Will Saunders hit a 3-pointer that made it 67-64 in the final minute, but Saah Nimley missed a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left, then stepped out of bounds after Charleston got the offensive rebound.
Iowa State 90, BYU 88: Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane each had 21 points, leading the No. 21 Cyclones (4-0) to a come-from-behind win over the host Cougars (4-1). Kane also had 11 rebounds before being ejected for a flagrant foul with 3:28 left. BYU got 20 points from Tyler Haws. The Cougars had a chance to take the lead but Haws' foul-line jumper was blocked by Daniel Edozie with 4 seconds left. Edozie then hit 1 of 2 free throws on the other end.
Connecticut 114, Oregon 68: Stefanie Dolson had the second triple-double in Huskies history, with 26 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists as top-ranked UConn (5-0) routed the visiting Ducks (2-2). The Huskies never trailed, opening up an early 18-point lead. Oregon coach Paul Westhead had his run-and-gun team averaging almost 110 points a game this season. Chrishae Rowe had 27 points for the Ducks. The only other triple-double in UConn history was recorded by Laura Lishness in 1989.
Gonzaga 78, Eastern Washington 58: Haiden Palmer scored 25 points and the No. 24 Zags (3-1) had no problem with the visiting Eagles (0-3). Lindsay Sherbert, a junior transfer from Cal, added 17 points for Gonzaga.
San Jose State 98, USF 79: Rebecca Woodberry scored 29 points and Ta'Rea Cunnigan added 28, and the host Spartans (4-1) breezed past the Dons (1-3). San Jose State jumped out to a 50-30 halftime lead. Jamie Katuna had 20 points for USF.
Santa Clara 67, San Francisco State 57: Jo Paine had 13 points, leading the host Broncos (1-3) to a win over the Gators. Vanessa Leo had a double-double (12 points, 11 rebounds) for Santa Clara, which led 39-29 at halftime. Angela Van Sickel had 15 points for San Francisco State.
Wire services contributed to this report.