Scores

Final

Saint Mary's 78

(14-2, 3-0 WCC)

San Diego 72

(5-9, 0-2 WCC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, January 5, 2012

    Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego, California

    1 2 T
    SMC 35 4378
    USD 33 3972

    Top Performers

    Saint Mary's: R. Jones 31 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    San Diego: C. Anderson 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Saint Mary's (Cal) 78, San Diego 72

    Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO -- Rob Jones scored a career-high 31 points and had 12 rebounds to lead Saint Mary's, Calif., to a 78-72 victory over San Diego on Thursday night.

    Jones, who played two seasons for San Diego before transferring, scored 13 points over a 5-minute stretch in the second half as the Gaels (14-2, 3-0 West Coast) pulled ahead.

    Freshman Johnny Dee led the Toreros (5-9, 0-2) with 22 points, and Christopher Anderson added 16.

    Matthew Dellavedova scored 16 points, including eight straight that gave the Gaels their largest lead to that point at 69-62 with 3:24 remaining.

    Jones, the WCC's leading rebounder, recorded his 10th double-double of the season.

    Saint Mary's, the conference's top defensive team, won despite allowing the Toreros to shoot 50 percent.

    The Gaels have won 12 of 13, their lone loss coming to then-No. 6 Baylor on Dec. 22.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMC
    USD
    Points 78 72
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 25-50 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-18 (.389) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-33 (.758) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 10 3

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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    Feb 2, 2012 @SMC 84, USD 73Recap