Saint Mary's 67, Middle Tennessee State 54
The Saint Mary's Gaels relied heavily on senior guard Matthew Dellavedova for most of the regular season but on Tuesday night against Middle Tennessee State, they relied on their key role players to advance to the round of 64 in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
In his first career start, walk-on Jordan Giusti was able to play lock down defense and hold the stars of Middle Tennessee to meager point totals.
Guard Stephen Holt and forward Beau Levesque also stepped up late in the second half after Dellavedova was shut down on the offensive end by Tweedy Knight.
Despite not finding a rhythm for most of the night, Dellavedova did score a game-high 23 points.
In the losing effort, Marcos Knight led the Blue Raiders with 16 points.
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