Scores

Final

Portland 55

(21-10, 10-4 WCC)

Saint Mary's 69

(25-5, 11-3 WCC)

    10:30 PM ET, March 7, 2010

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    PORT 26 2955
    SMC 37 3269

    Top Performers

    Portland: E. Niedermeyer 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Saint Mary's: O. Samhan 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Saint Mary's 69, Portland 55

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Omar Samhan had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Mickey McConnell scored 16 points and Saint Mary's advanced to the West Coast Conference tournament final for the second straight year with a 69-55 victory over Portland on Sunday night.

    Matthew Dellavedova also had 16 points for the second-seeded Gaels (25-5), who will face No. 18 Gonzaga on Monday night at the Orleans Arena. The Zags routed Saint Mary's 83-58 in last season's final.

    Jorden Page scored 14 points as the Gaels pulled away with a 27-8 run in the second half.

    Ethan Niedermeyer scored 12 points for the third-seeded Pilots (21-10), who made less than 29 percent of their shots. Leading scorer T.J. Campbell managed just seven points on 2-for-12 shooting, and Robin Smeulders was 3 for 12.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PORT
    SMC
    Points 55 69
    FG Made-Attempted 15-52 (.288) 25-45 (.556)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-28 (.786) 12-18 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 24

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 16, 2010 @SMC 77, PORT 72Recap
    Feb 13, 2010 @PORT 80, SMC 75Recap
    » Mar 7, 2010 @SMC 69, PORT 55Recap