MORAGA, Calif. -- Already off to a strong 2-0 start, the Saint Mary's men's basketball team seems to have all signs pointing in a positive direction.
The Gaels will look to continue that roll when they host Eastern Washington on Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are on sale through the SMC Athletic Ticket Office at (925) 631-GoTx (4689) or by visiting the tickets link on SMCGaels.com. Since there is no television coverage of the game, a live video stream and real-time statistical updates will be provided on SMCGaels.com.
The win took on an added significance when factoring in that with the loss, Utah State is now 86-7 in its last 93 games at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
The game also served as something of a breakout game for guard James Walker III. Returning to Logan for the first time since he was a freshman at the school, Walker chipped in with 14 big points.
Eastern Washington enters the game in search of its first win of the season, having suffered losses at Washington State and Cal State Northridge to begin the season.
In those games, the Eagles might have found quite the pair of playmakers in transfers Martin Seiferth and Justin Crosgile.
Seiferth, a 6-foot-10 forward who transferred from Oregon, piled up 27 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks (setting a school record) in the loss to Northridge.
Crosgile was equally effective in the loss to Washington State, as the transfer from St. Joseph's went off for 28 points and five assists.
Eastern Washington visited Moraga last season, but Saint Mary's played a rude host as Dellavedova scored 25 points and Rob Jones added 19 points and 11 rebounds in a 77-61 Gaels win.
Sunday's game also marks the continuation of the Movember drive to raise money and awareness for men's cancer research. Fans who want to join the Gaels in growing mustaches and sign up online to raise awareness can receive a free shave in the McKeon Pavilion lobby, courtesy of VIP Barbershop in Concord.
The game is also the start of the Monument Crisis Center Canned Food Drive at McKeon. For every canned food item, fans will receive a raffle ticket for a chance at a Pepsi Cooler Prize Pack.
Finally, Sunday is CYO night, and kids in the sixth grade and younger that wear their uniform can get half off the price of a kids' ticket.