NCAA Game Summary - Creighton at Saint Mary's-CA
(Saturday, February 23)
Final Score: Saint Mary's-CA 74, Creighton 66
Moraga, CA (Sports Network) - Matthew Dellavedova scored 19 points and handed out five assists as the Saint Mary's Gaels got past the Creighton Bluejays, 74-66, in a BracketBusters bout at McKeon Pavilion.
Stephen Holt added 13 points, Brad Waldow posted a double-double with 12 points to match 12 rebounds and Mitchell Young chipped in 11 points for Saint Mary's (24-5) which has won three straight and 12 of their last 13.
Doug McDermott scored a game-high 22 points, Gregory Echenique tallied 18 points and Jahenns Manigat chipped in 11 points for Creighton (22-7) which had a brief two-game winning streak put to an end.
The Gaels held the Bluejays to just eight field goals on 29.6 percent shooting in the first 20 minutes. Saint Mary's shot 45.2 percent itself and led 38-24 at the break.
In the second half Creighton heated up to 54.2 percent shooting but could get no closer than eight points as the Gaels hit 12-of-14 from the free-throw line to secure a crucial win.
Saint Mary's had a 39-27 edge in rebounds and led by as many as 17 points.
02/23 20:57:00 ET