Saint Mary's 61

(2-0, 2-0 away)

California 52

(1-1, 1-1 home)

    10:30 PM ET, November 12, 2004

    Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California

    1 2 T
    SMC 29 3261
    CAL 20 3252

    Top Performers

    Saint Mary's: E. Rowland 17 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    California: M. Kately 24 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Rowland's 17 points lead upset

    BERKELEY, Calif. -- E.J. Rowland had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Saint Mary's defeated cold-shooting California 61-52 on Friday night in the second round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

    The Gaels advanced to the semifinals next Thursday at Madison Square Garden against the winner of the Memphis region. Their opponent will be either George Mason or No. 24 Memphis, who play Saturday night.

    Jonathan Sanders had 17 points and eight rebounds and Brett Collins added 15 points for the Gaels (2-0), who won ugly in their opener Thursday night against Belmont.

    On Friday, they came out in a scrappy man-to-man defense to fluster and outhustle the sloppy Bears. Saint Mary's converted 22 of 26 free throws -- 10-of-12 by Rowland -- shot 41 percent and held a 38-32 rebounding edge.

    Marquise Kately led Cal (1-1) with 24 points and seven rebounds.

    After Richard Midgley's baseline jumper pulled Cal within 35-32 with 13:18 left, the Bears missed five straight opportunities to close the gap despite holding Saint Mary's scoreless for nearly 6 minutes.

    Kately then got Cal as close as 42-38 with 6:11 to go, but the Bears again missed key shots in the clutch.

    The Bears beat UC Riverside 78-61 on Thursday, getting at least eight points from seven players. The offense wasn't nearly as balanced Friday, when only four players scored in the first half. Midgley added 13 points and Ayinde Ubaka had 10.

    Both teams were missing their star players.

    Cal's Leon Powe, the reigning Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, is expected to miss the season as he recovers from reconstructive knee surgery.

    Paul Marigney, the West Coast Conference's leading scoring last season, is academically ineligible and will miss at least the first seven games. He could be back Dec. 11 against Hawaii, but his return might not be until the start of conference play.

    The Bears had five turnovers in the first 10 minutes and started the game 4-for-20 from the field. Cal missed Powe's inside presence as Saint Mary's aggressively pounded the boards and held the Bears without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes to take a 29-20 halftime lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 61 52
    FG Made-Attempted 19-46 (.413) 20-55 (.364)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-13 (.077) 3-6 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-26 (.846) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 24 (0/0)

    2004-05 Season

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