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LAS VEGAS (AP) Jalen Williams had 24 points and five assists as Santa Clara raced past Portland 91-67 in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference tournament on Saturday night.
PJ Pipes pitched in with 21 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Broncos (21-10). Josip Vrankic added 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Keshawn Justice scored 16 with seven boards.
Chris Austin topped the Pilots (18-14) with 19 points. Tyler Robertson had 14 points and six rebounds.
Third-seeded Santa Clara advances to place No. 2 seed Saint Mary's on Monday night.
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Updated March 6, 2022