MBK | No. 13 Saint Mary's Takes Win Streak to San Diego
The Gaels and Toreros will battle at the Jenny Craig Pavilion on Saturday at 6 p.m. PT.
Game 25: San Diego (15-8, 6-5 WCC), Saturday, Feb. 3, 6:00 p.m. PST
Jenny Craig Pavilion (Capacity 5,100)
All-time Series: 49-36
TV: NBC Sports California / Spectrum SportsNet / AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Beto Duran (PxP), Dustin Denti (Color)
Stream: TheW.tv (Out-of-Market)
Audio: TuneIn Radio (Saint Mary’s IMG Sports Network)
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SMC Game Notes
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Saint Mary’s extended program record win streak to 17 games. Current win streak is second longest in country behind Purdue (18).
The Gaels have won 15 consecutive conference games, tied-2nd most in the country with Louisiana in the Sun Belt Conference (Vermont leads with 28 in AEC).
Saint Mary’s has not lost at San Diego since Jan. 30, 2014 (L, 61-43). SMC has won the last eight meetings versus USD. No. 13 ranking in AP Poll is second best ever in program history (12, 11/26-12/5/2016).
Another One for Jock
15 double-doubles on the season, 13 in the past 16 games, Jock Landale continues to lead the efficient Gaels offense. His 22.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg, and 15 double-doubles are all tops in the WCC.
His career 62.8 percent shooting would be first in the Gaels’ record for career field-goal percentage. Landale now ranks 9th in all-time scoring at 1,432 career points. Jock was named on the Wooden, Oscar Robertson, Lou Henson and Lute Olson Midseason Watch List.
If the Season Ended Right Now...
Jock’s senior season would be one of the best in all-time Gaels history. His 22.3 ppg would rank second (Steve Gray in 1962-63 averaged 23.8 ppg). Landale has scored double-digit points in 23 out of 24 games so far.
36-Point Victory Over USF
The Gaels blew out USF Thursday night by 36 points. The win margin was the largest over USF since a 38-point win on Feb. 17, 1959. SMC has won 24 of the last 25 meetings versus the Green and Gold.
History with USD
Saint Mary’s has won the last eight meetings versus San Diego. The Gaels blew out San Diego at the JCP by 45 points, 71-27. In the victory, USD shot just 9-for-46 FG.
Watching the Record Book
With now 1,258 points, Naar moves into 14th in all-time scoring. With 218 assists through 24 games, Naar will need 19 more assists this season to surpass Dellavedova on all-time assists (768).
Calvin Hermanson has the third most three-pointers in program history with 229. Hermanson became just the third Gael to have at least 200 three-pointers made in his career.
Landale is now 7th all-time in field goals made (565). He has the 9th most rebounds in program history with 728. His 1,432 career points is 9th all-time. He will need 59 more points to move into eighth.
About the Toreros
The Toreros continue to be one of the top defensive teams in the country as they rank second in three-point FG% defense (.279), 12th in FG% defense (.394) and 25th in scoring defense (64.7). USD has also protected the rim and is tied for first in the WCC for blocked shots per game (4.3).
With his 21 point effort at Gonzaga, junior guard Olin Carter now has 957 career points (83 games/80 starts; 11.5 ppg career average). He needs just 43 more points to become the program's 25th player to join the 1,000 point club. His 196 career made threes ranks 3rd all-time and his 557 three-point attempts ranks second. Johnny Dee owns both career marks (333-831).
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