ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon Reed scored 19 points and Georgia Tech made six 3-pointers in
the second half to beat Saint Mary's 65-56 on Sunday, capturing
third place in the DirecTV Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Stephen Holt had a team-high 10 points for Saint Mary's (4-2) in the first-ever meeting between the schools.
Saint Mary's returns to action Saturday at home against Cal Poly. Tickets to the 7 pm contest are available by visiting the tickets link on SMCGaels.com or by calling the SMC Athletic Ticket Office at (925) 631-GoTx.
Saint Mary's led 26-23 at halftime despite the fact that guard
Matthew Dellavedova, who had a career-high 32 points in Thursday's win
over Drexel, missed all three of his shots in the half before finishing 1
for 8 with five points. Dellavedova's point total was his lowest since a 5-point showing against Pepperdine during his sophomore season.
Kammeon Holsey, who has come off the Georgia Tech bench after
starting every game last season, did not make his first field goal until
he converted a jumper with 6:28 left for a 46-42 lead. The Yellow
Jackets (4-1) broke it open with an 11-2 run, including two 3-pointers
by Reed, and took a 58-48 lead with 56 seconds to play.
Holt, a native of Portland, surpassed former Saint Mary's greats Patrick Mills (2007-09) and Mickey McConnell (2007-11) for 7th on all-time steals list. He now has 114 in his career.