Santa Clara's hopes of extending the momentum of a buzzer-beating victory in its previous game evaporated quickly Saturday in Stockton, as the Broncos got off to a slow start and lost 80-68 to Pacific.

SCU, which won at Saint Mary's on Thursday night, missed its first nine shots before rallying to twice take a one-point lead late in the first half. But the Broncos couldn't overcome hot shooting by the Tigers, who hit 53.8 percent of their field-goal attempts.

"I didn't expect them to shoot 54 percent," SCU coach Kerry Keating said. "We didn't score the first five minutes of the game, and we had some open looks. Anywhere in this league on the road, you have to hit shots."

The Tigers (10-6, 1-4 West Coast) used a 13-3 run in the second half to pull away from the Broncos (10-9, 3-3). Sama Taku scored 19 points to lead Pacific.

Brandon Clark scored 20 points and Evan Roquemore had 19 for the Broncos, who shot 35.2 percent. Jared Brownridge, who hit the game-winning 3-point shot at Saint Mary's, finished with seven points on 1-for-7 shooting.

New Mexico 69, San Jose State 65: Kendall Williams scored 10 straight New Mexico points to power the Lobos (12-3, 3-0 Mountain West) past the Spartans (6-10, 0-4) at the Event Center.

Williams' 3-pointer with three minutes left gave New Mexico a 61-60 lead, and his layup with under a minute left gave the Lobos the lead for good, 65-63.

Rashad Muhammad's 3-pointer with 1:30 left pulled San Jose State even, 63-63, but the Spartans did not score again until Jalen James' layup with one second left.

Williams finished with 19 points. Jaleel Williams led the Spartans with 24 points. Muhammad scored 16.

Syracuse 57, North Carolina 45: C.J. Fair scored 20 points, and the No. 2 Orange (16-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) throttled the visiting Tar Heels (10-6, 0-3). North Carolina started ACC play 0-3 for the first time since 1996-97, Dean Smith's final season as coach.

Michigan State 87, Minnesota 75: Keith Appling scored 24 points to help the No. 5 Spartans (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten) beat the Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-2) after overcoming an 11-point deficit in the second half and blowing a five-point lead in the last 13 seconds of regulation.

Oklahoma 87, Iowa State 82: Buddy Hield scored 22 points, helping the host Sooners (13-3, 2-1 Big 12) send the No. 9 Cyclones (14-1, 2-1) to their first loss.

Clemson 72, Duke 59: K.J. McDaniels scored 24 points, and the host Tigers (11-4, 2-1 ACC) beat the No. 16 Blue Devils (12-4, 1-2).

Women

Saint Mary's 86, USF 67: Jackie Nared scored 24 points, and the Gaels (14-3, 4-2 WCC) routed the Dons (7-9, 2-3) at War Memorial Gym. Lauren Nicholson added 18 points for Saint Mary's, and Danielle Mauldin had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Pacific 88, Santa Clara 68: Kendall Kenton scored 25 points to lead the Tigers (8-8, 3-3 WCC) past the Broncos (6-10, 2-3) at the Leavey Center. Ruta Zurauskyte scored 16 points for SCU.

New Mexico 80, San Jose State 68: Sara Halasz scored 23 points as the Lobos (7-7, 2-1 Mountain West) beat the Spartans (6-9, 0-4) in Albuquerque, N.M. Classye James, Ta'Rea Cunnigan and Jasmine Smith each scored 15 points for SJSU.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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