MBK | No. 15 Saint Mary's Heads Across the Bay to Face San Francisco
The Gaels will look for their 25th win of the season tomorrow night at The Hilltop.
Game 28: at San Francisco (14-13, 6-8 WCC), Thursday, Feb. 15, 8:00 p.m. PST
War Memorial Gym at the Sobrato Center (Capacity 5,300)
All-time Series: 80-99
Talent: Roxy Bernstein (PxP), Caron Butler (Analyst)
Audio: TuneIn Radio (Saint Mary's IMG Sports Network)
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SMC Game Notes
3 Quick Bites
Saint Mary's is tied atop the WCC standings with Gonzaga. The Gaels are ranked 15th in both polls.
The Gaels are just one of two teams (Ohio State) that remain undefeated on the road. Saint Mary's is 9-0 while Ohio State is 5-0 on the road.
Saint Mary's leads the nation in field-goal percentage (52.4).
1,500 and 700 Club?
With currently 1,491 points and 765 career rebounds, Jock Landale can become just the fifth Gael to have at least 1,500 points, 700 rebounds for his career.
Omar Samhan: 1,848 points/ 1,107 rebs
Brad Waldow: 1,743/ 900
Diamon Simpson: 1,603/1,130
Robert Haugen: 1,502/ 730
Another Watch List Team for Landale
On Feb. 14, Landale was named on the Top-30 list for the Citizen Naismith Trophy Men's Basketball Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club Announced. Landale is the lone player from any college in the state of California on the list.
Win Streak Snapped
After Saturday night's loss versus Gonzaga, the Gaels 19-game win streak came to a halt. 19 games is now the program record for most consecutive wins.
2017-18: 19 games
2008-09: 15 games
1958-59: 13 games
2011-12: 12 games
Number to Know: 239
Jock Landale leads the country with 239 total field-goals made, while Emmett Naar leads the country with 239 total assists.
Owning the Dons
The Gaels have won 24 out of the last 25 meetings against the Dons and seven straight. SMC blew out USF by 36 points on Feb. 1, the largest margin of victory since a 38-point win on Feb. 17, 1959.
38 points - 2/17/1959
36 points - 2/1/2018
31 points - 2/26/2015 (W, 84-53)
31 points - 3/4/1995 (W, 72-41)
USF is coming off a tough, 75-73 overtime loss at BYU. The Dons are shooting a league-worst 41.9 percent from the floor. Freshman Souley Boum is 15th in the WCC with 12.6 points per game while guard Frankie Ferrari is tied-first in the WCC in assist-turnover ratio (3.0).
The Dons are 10-5 on their home floor and have won their last three games at home.
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