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Northern Arizona has first 0-7 start to a season in over 60 years

Northern Arizona head coach Jack Murphy directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — KJ Feagin hit four 3-pointers and scored all 16 of his points in the first half, and Santa Clara never trailed in beating Northern Arizona 89-57 on Thursday night for the Lumberjacks’ first 0-7 start to a season since 1951-52.

Henry Caruso scored 13 with five of 23 Santa Clara assists, Josip Vrankic added 15 points, and Emmanuel Ndumanya scored 10. The Broncos (2-5) made a season-high 17 3-pointers and scored 31 points off of 20 Lumberjacks turnovers.

Shaquille Walters’ 3-pointer capped a 13-5 run and Santa Clara led 59-27 with 12:59 to play while Northern Arizona went seven minutes without a field goal. The Broncos led by as many as 37.

Ndumanya made back-to-back layups and Feagin hit consecutive 3s in Santa Clara’s opening 12-2 run. Caruso scored seven in an 11-0 run while the Lumberjacks went scoreless for 2 ½ minutes. The Broncos shot 58 percent in the first half and led 46-22 at the break.

Corey Brown scored a career-high 14, JoJo Anderson added 13 and Brooks Debisschop had 10 for Northern Arizona.

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