Oliver leads San Jose State to 74-68 victory

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)—Adrian Oliver had 23 points and 12 rebounds in helping San Jose State beat Santa Clara 74-68 on Wednesday night.

Mac Peterson, a senior making his second career start, matched his career high with 17 points as the Spartans (6-5) won for the third time in four games. Robert Owens added 12 points.

Robert Smith had 16 points and Troy Payne scored 15 to lead the Broncos (7-6), who had won three of their previous four.

It was the 100th meeting between the teams dating to the 1909-10 season. San Jose State won the first meeting 54-30, but Santa Clara leads the all-time series 71-29.

Oliver was 6 of 6 from the foul line and scored a basket in the final 44 seconds to seal the win.

Santa Clara led 30-25 at halftime.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 San Jose St.
Adrian Oliver Adrian Oliver
6-15,  23 Pts
12 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Santa Clara
Robert Smith Robert Smith
5-16,  16 Pts
7 Rebs, 5 Assists

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