MORAGA, Calif. -- Mickey McConnell scored 19 points as Saint Mary's extended its winning streak to nine games with a 71-57 victory over San Francisco on Thursday.
Michael Williams had 17 points for San Francisco (7-10, 1-1), which had won three straight. The Dons have not beaten the Gaels in nearly five years.
McConnell, named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award given to the nation's top point guard, went 7 of 14 from the floor and had four assists while helping the Gaels match their 15-2 start from last season.
McConnell and Dellavedova combined to go 7 for 13 from beyond the arc, while Saint Mary's was 9 of 22 as a team. The Gaels came into the game averaging 9.9 3-pointers, second-most in the country among Division I teams.