Saint Mary's vs. Gonzaga: Full Game Preview

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Saint Mary's vs. Gonzaga: Full Game Preview
Saint Mary's
(12-3, 2-2 away)
(9) Gonzaga
(15-1, 11-1 home)
Venue: McCarthey Athletic Center
11:00PM ET / 8:00PM PT, January 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Saint Mary's M Dellavedova 17.2 M Young 5.7 M Dellavedova 6.4
Gonzaga K Olynyk 18.1 E Harris 6.8 K Pangos 3.6

The 17 points and 5 rebounds by Matthew Dellavedova helped the Gaels to a 74-61 victory over Loyola Marymount on January 5th. With 17.2 points per game and 6.4 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Bulldogs, Kelly Olynyk finished with 33 points and 10 rebounds in the 81-74 win over Santa Clara on January 5th. With 18.1 points per game and 0.8 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Gonzaga will attempt to capitalize on their strengths, which include offensive rebounding percentage at 38.0, free throw rate at 42.2, and effective field goal percentage at 57.0.

Gonzaga StatSmack

  • The Saint Mary's scoring leader (Matthew Dellavedova) has more points than the Gonzaga scoring leader (Elias Harris).
  • James Walker III is ranked 5th in the West Coast in three-pointers.
  • Saint Mary's is a better free-throw-shooting team (76.1% vs 67.5%) than Gonzaga this season.
  • Saint Mary's players are more experienced than Gonzaga players (14,079 minutes played vs 12,061 minutes played).
  • Moraga isn't as congested as Spokane (population is significantly lower).
  • Brad Waldow is ranked 9th in the West Coast in rebounds and 9th in the West Coast in blocks.
  • Matthew Dellavedova is ranked 30th nationally in points, 25th nationally in three-pointers, and 7th nationally in assists.
  • The Saint Mary's three-point leader (Matthew Dellavedova) has more three-pointers than the Gonzaga three-point leader (Kevin Pangos).
  • Saint Mary's beat Gonzaga by 4 points the last time they played (Mar 05, 2012).
  • The Saint Mary's blocks leader (Matt Hodgson) has more blocks than the Gonzaga blocks leader (Elias Harris).
  • The Saint Mary's assist leader (Matthew Dellavedova) has more assists than the Gonzaga assist leader (Kevin Pangos).
SMC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B M. Dellavedova 37 17 3 6 1 0 3
B- Stephen Holt 29 12 5 2 1 0 2
C+ J. Walker III 27 10 4 1 1 0 1
C+ Beau Levesque 20 10 5 1 1 0 1
C+ Brad Waldow 22 10 6 0 0 1 1
C Mitchell Young 20 7 6 1 1 0 2
C Jorden Page 22 7 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Matt Hodgson 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Jordan Giusti 10 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ E. Petrulis 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kyle Rowley 5 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Zach Sanchez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zags Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Kelly Olynyk 26 18 7 1 0 1 3
B+ Elias Harris 27 15 7 2 1 1 2
B+ Kevin Pangos 32 12 2 4 1 0 1
B- Gary Bell 29 10 3 2 1 0 1
C Sam Dower 18 8 4 0 1 0 1
C David Stockton 20 4 2 3 2 0 2
C Michael Hart 15 2 3 1 1 0 0
C Guy Landry Edi 14 5 3 0 0 0 1
C P. Karnowski 13 7 3 0 0 0 1
C- Kyle Dranginis 11 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Rem Bakamus 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Drew Barham 4 2 1 0 0 0 1
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