To be productive and liked are not paradoxical intentions.
Santa Clara won its fifth game in a row, taking a 79-71 decision over Washington State on Saturday in Spokane, Wash.
CJ Elleby and Marvin Cannon each scored 16 points to lead the way in the Broncos' second win over a Pac-12 foe this season. They beat USC on Dec. 18.
Santa Clara (8-6) got 14 points from Guglielmo Caruso, 12 from Keshawn Justice and 10 from Trey Wertz, who added seven assists.
The Broncos were without guard KJ Feagin, who had season-ending foot surgery Friday.