Scores

Final

Saint Mary's 70

(24-5, 13-2 WCC)

Portland 43

(6-22, 3-12 WCC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    10:00 PM ET, February 23, 2012

    Earle A. Chiles Center, Portland, Oregon

    1 2 T
    SMC 35 3570
    PORT 18 2543

    Top Performers

    Saint Mary's: M. Dellavedova 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 9 Ast, 2 Stl

    Portland: N. Mitrovic 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Rob Jones' double-double helps Saint Mary's to skid-snapping win over Portland

    Associated Press

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rob Jones had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Saint Mary's defeated Portland 70-43 on Thursday night to give the Gaels at least a share of the West Coast Conference title for the second straight season.

    The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for Saint Mary's (24-5, 13-2), which had lost three of its previous four games. Clint Steindl finished with 15 points.

    Nemanja Mitrovic had 14 points for the Pilots (6-22, 3-12), who have lost four straight and 10 of their past 11 games.

    Portland went up 14-11 early after Mitrovic's layup and free throw. But the Gaels responded with a 9-0 run capped by Matthew Dellavedova's layup that made it 20-14 midway through the first half.

    Saint Mary's pulled away from there, leading 35-18 at the half. The Gaels led by as many as 31 points in the second half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMC
    PORT
    Points 70 43
    FG Made-Attempted 23-47 (.489) 16-50 (.320)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-25 (.800) 5-8 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 31 3

    2011-12 Season

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