Five different Gaels had double-digit points as SMC won their fourth straight to start the season.
Saint Mary's outscored New Mexico State by 13 in the second half to earn their second win of the season on Monday, 92-74.
Saint Mary's will play its second game in just three days when New Mexico State comes to McKeon Pavilion on Monday night.
Saint Mary's will look for their 16th straight season opener win as they take on Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday at 5 p.m. in McKeon Pavilion.
Saint Mary's men's basketball read books to children at Los Peralas and Donald Rheem Elementary schools as a part of "Reading Day".
PRIOR TO SAINT MARY'S:
2016-17: Played all 36 games with 12 starts for the Rebels… Averaged 9.4 points and shot 41.1 percent from the floor… Lights out shooter as he went 63 for 154 from beyond the arc (40.9 percent) to lead Ole Miss… Averaged 2.2 assists per game
2015-16: Started in 31 games for the Lobos … CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree…NABC Good Works Team honoree for his work in the community … Team leader in assists at 3.7 assists per game … Team's third leading scorer at 12.3 points per game … Averaged 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game … Scored 20 points in the first half and finished with 26 in a road win at Fresno State (1-2-16) … Scored a career-high of 29 points on 10-for-20 shooting in a home win over Oral Roberts (12-1-15) … In a home win over New Mexico State (12-16-15), Neal had a career-high nine assists along with 13 points and four rebounds … Scored 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting in the team's season opener at home against Texas Southern (11-13-15).
2014-15: Took a medical hardship for the year after suffering a season-ending ankle injury versus Boston College (11-20-14) in third game of the season … Erupted for career-high 26 points against Idaho State (11-14-14) in season opener, which included five of ten shooting from beyond the arc … Followed up Idaho State performance with 23 points against Cal State Fullerton two days later … Averaged 24.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in two games before injury … His eight made three-point field goals in two games ranked him second on the team through the team's first 18 games (he missed 15 of those 18 games).
2013-14: Academic All-MW Team selection … MW Scholar-Athlete … Fourth among MW freshmen in scoring (7.1 ppg) … Was also the fourth-leading scorer on the team and became just the second UNM freshman since 2007-08 to finish among the top five scorers on the team … His 243 points just missed the top ten freshmen scoring seasons … Went off for a season-high 24 points, fueled by six three-pointers, versus Marquette (12-21-13), which was the most points by a Lobo rookie since Alex Kirk scored 31 against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 5, 2011 … Second on the team in three-point field goals with 42 made … Scored ten or more points in nine games … Tallied a season-high seven assists on two separate occasions versus Charleston Southern (11-18-13) and against Grand Canyon (12-23-13) … Scored 18 points in a season-high 35 minutes in his seven-assist game versus Grand Canyon … Would score 15 points in just 14 minutes of action versus Davidson (11-24-13) …Converted three or more three-point field goals on six different occasions … Lobo Scholar-Athlete Award winner … Took home the Lobo Award for best academic performance at team banquet.
HIGH SCHOOL: Parade All-American in 2012-13 … 2012 Mr. Basketball in New Mexico … 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year … ESPN Top 100 recruit as a junior and senior … Ranked as 87th recruit in nation when he joined the Lobos … First Team All-State and All-Metro selection as a junior and a senior … Second Team All-State and All-Metro as a sophomore … Also named to Hot 100 Top 100 Players, HoopScoop Top 100, Rose Hoops Top 100, Rivals Top 100, Nike Top 100 and Pangos Top 100 lists … three-time Adidas Phenom All-Star and a Top 30 Cream of the Crop selection … Selected to the All-Tournament team for the Fab 48 Tournament and the Elite 8 in the Desert … Played four seasons at Eldorado High School under head coach Roy Sanchez … Helped guide the Eagles to the 2012 5A state championship as he averaged 26.4 points per game and 7.1 assists per game … Eldorado accumulated 87 wins in his four seasons as an Eagle … Finished his high school career with 2,311 career points, third-most in New Mexico history, and his 831 points as a senior was eleventh all-time (and a school record) … His career totals rank fifth in state history in assists (497), first in career free throws (778) and sixth in three-point field goals (217) … Tallied 193 assists as a senior … Ended career with over a dozen games of 30 points or more with six games of 40 points or more … Coached in hight school by Roy Sanchez ... Graduated from EHS with a 3.982 grade point average and as a member of the National Honor Society.
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