San Diego vs. Saint Mary's: Full Game Preview

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San Diego vs. Saint Mary's: Full Game Preview
San Diego
(11-9, 3-7 away)
Saint Mary's
(15-4, 11-1 home)
Venue: McKeon Pavilion
11:00PM ET / 8:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
San Diego J Dee 15.0 C Manresa 7.1 C Anderson 5.8
Saint Mary's M Dellavedova 17.0 B Waldow 5.7 M Dellavedova 6.5

Saint Mary's hosts San Diego at McKeon Pavilion on Thursday. Tip-off is at 11:00 EST and you can see it on CSN-CA or TWC. The Gaels are 7-1 against the Toreros over the last four years. They won 84-73 on 2/2/2012 the last time they played.

Saint Mary's is tied with San Diego for 3rd in the conference.

In their last outing, behind 13 points and 6 rebounds from Stephen Holt, the Gaels blew out Portland 60-38 on January 19th. While contributing 5.3 rebounds per game, he also scores 13.1 points per game. For the Toreros, Christopher Anderson finished with 13 points and 7 assists in the 74-57 loss to Brigham Young on January 19th. With 5.8 assists per game and 2.5 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Saint Mary's has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Gaels have an edge over the Toreros, 77 points per game to 66 points per game.

San Diego StatSmack

  • The Saint Mary's scoring leader (Matthew Dellavedova) has more points than the San Diego scoring leader (Johnny Dee).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Saint Mary's currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (967 to 957) than San Diego, per the NCAA.
  • Saint Mary's has a more potent offense, scoring more points (79.9 per game vs 66.9 per game) than San Diego this season.
  • AP voters think more highly of Saint Mary's and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than San Diego (40 vs 1).
  • Saint Mary's has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.793 to 0.379).
  • Saint Mary's is a better three-point shooting team (40.8% vs 36.7%) than San Diego this season.
  • We make our fans proud. Saint Mary's has a better record at home than San Diego this season (8-0 vs 6-1).
  • Saint Mary's takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than San Diego (4 vs 2).
  • Saint Mary's waxed San Diego by 11 points the last time they played (Feb 02, 2012).
  • We just win. Saint Mary's has more wins over the last 5 years than San Diego (144 vs 75).
SD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ C. Anderson 31 10 4 6 3 0 3
C+ Johnny Dee 29 15 3 1 1 0 1
C Chris Manresa 24 9 7 1 0 1 1
C- Ken Rancifer 25 10 4 1 0 0 2
D+ Cameron Miles 18 5 2 2 1 0 1
D+ John Sinis 16 5 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Mike Davis 18 6 2 1 1 0 1
D Jito Kok 17 3 3 0 0 2 1
D Dennis Kramer 14 4 2 0 0 1 1
D Simi Fajemisin 13 2 3 0 0 1 1
D- K. Stackhouse 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Trey Guidry 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
SMC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ M. Dellavedova 37 17 3 6 1 0 3
B Stephen Holt 31 13 5 1 1 0 1
C+ J. Walker III 26 9 4 1 1 0 1
C+ Beau Levesque 21 10 4 1 1 0 1
C+ Brad Waldow 22 9 6 0 0 1 1
C Mitchell Young 20 7 5 1 0 0 1
C Jorden Page 20 6 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Matt Hodgson 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Jordan Giusti 11 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Paul McCoy 3 0 1 1 0 0 0
D E. Petrulis 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kyle Rowley 5 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Zach Sanchez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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