Scores

Final

Saint Mary's 65

(21-4, 9-1 WCC)

Santa Clara 59

(15-11, 5-4 WCC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    11:00 PM ET, February 10, 2011

    Leavey Center, Santa Clara, California

    1 2 T
    SMC 30 3565
    SCU 24 3559

    Top Performers

    Saint Mary's: M. McConnell 25 Pts, 2 Ast

    Santa Clara: K. Foster 25 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    St. Mary's sets up showdown with San Francisco

    Associated Press

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Mickey McConnell scored 25 points, Rob Jones had 10 points and a season-high 16 rebounds, and Saint Mary's (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today) overcame a long shooting slump in the second half to beat Santa Clara 65-59 on Thursday night.

    Mitchell Young added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Gaels, who made one basket over the final 12:45 but made up for it by going 20-for-24 at the free throw line in the second half.

    That helped Saint Mary's (21-4, 9-1) stay in first place in the West Coast Conference and sets up a showdown Saturday at San Francisco. The surprising Dons are 1 1/2 games back.

    Kevin Foster scored 25 points and broke his own school record of 85 3-pointers in a season by sinking four. Foster now has 87, but he couldn't get Santa Clara (15-11, 5-4 WCC) over the hump after the Broncos led by 10 early.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMC
    SCU
    Points 65 59
    FG Made-Attempted 18-48 (.375) 22-53 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-29 (.828) 10-20 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 10

    2010-11 Season

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