Brigham Young vs. Saint Mary's: Full Game Preview

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Brigham Young vs. Saint Mary's: Full Game Preview
Brigham Young
(20-8, 5-6 away)
Saint Mary's
(22-5, 14-2 home)
Venue: McKeon Pavilion
11:10PM ET / 8:10PM PT, February 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Brigham Young T Haws 20.9 B Davies 7.7 M Carlino 4.4
Saint Mary's M Dellavedova 16.0 M Young 5.5 M Dellavedova 6.4

Saint Mary's hosts Brigham Young at McKeon Pavilion on Thursday. Tipoff is at 11:10 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Gaels beat the Cougars 70-69 on Jan. 16 and are 3-1 against them over the last four years.

Brigham Young and Saint Mary's are packed together in the conference, holding down third and second place, respectively.

The Gaels got past Loyola Marymount 61-50 on Feb. 16 with the help of 16 points from Stephen Holt. He contributes 5.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.7 points per game. For the Cougars, Tyler Haws finished with 27 points in the 70-68 win over Utah State on Feb. 19. He leads the team with 20.9 points per game. Brigham Young can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: turnover percentage at 16.9 percent and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.3 percent.

Brigham Young StatSmack

  • Boom! Saint Mary's defeated Brigham Young by 7 points the last time they played (Feb 21, 2013).
  • Saint Mary's has a better record on the road than Brigham Young this season (8-2 vs. 5-5).
  • Saint Mary's allows fewer rebounds (27.9 allowed per game vs. 35.0 allowed per game) than Brigham Young this season.
  • The Saint Mary's three-point leader (Matthew Dellavedova, 69 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Brigham Young three-point leader (Tyler Haws, 36 three-pointers).
  • Saint Mary's has an average margin of victory of 10 over Brigham Young in six wins since 1980.
  • Saint Mary's has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (79.9 percent to 78.2 percent).
  • Saint Mary's is a better three-point shooting team (38.4 percent vs. 33.3 percent) than Brigham Young this season.
  • The Saint Mary's assist leader (Matthew Dellavedova, 178 assists) has more assists than the Brigham Young assist leader (Matt Carlino, 128 assists).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Saint Mary's has a better overall record than Brigham Young this season (23-5 vs. 20-9).
  • Matthew Dellavedova is ranked 5th in the West Coast in points, 46th nationally in three-pointers, and 10th nationally in assists.
BYU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Tyler Haws 34 21 5 2 1 0 2
B+ Brandon Davies 29 18 8 2 1 1 3
B- Matt Carlino 28 11 3 4 2 0 2
C+ Brock Zylstra 24 7 4 2 1 0 1
C Josh Sharp 20 5 4 1 0 0 1
C Nate Austin 16 3 4 1 1 1 1
C Craig Cusick 20 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Anson Winder 9 2 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Raul Delgado 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Bronson Kaufusi 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D A. Ambrosino 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Cory Calvert 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Ian Harward 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
SMC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ M. Dellavedova 0 16 3 6 1 0 3
B Stephen Holt 31 12 5 2 1 0 1
C+ Beau Levesque 23 11 5 1 1 0 1
C+ Brad Waldow 22 10 5 0 0 1 1
C Mitchell Young 20 7 6 1 1 0 1
C J. Walker III 22 7 4 1 1 0 1
C Jorden Page 20 7 1 2 1 0 1
C- Jordan Giusti 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Matt Hodgson 11 3 2 0 0 1 1
D+ Paul McCoy 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Kyle Rowley 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D E. Petrulis 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Zach Sanchez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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