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MBK | No. 20/22 Gaels Host Santa Clara for Senior Day

Feb. 23, 2018

Game 31: vs Santa Clara (11-18, 8-9 WCC), Saturday, Feb. 24, 3:00 p.m. PST
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
All-time Series: 89-137
TV: NBC Sports California, Spectrum SportsNet, ROOT Northwest, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Talents: Glen Kuiper (PxP), Dan Belluomini (Color)
Stream: TheW.tv
Audio: TuneIn Radio (Saint Mary's IMG Sports Network)
Live Stats | TuneIn | Live Stream
SMC Game Notes

Senior Day Festivities
Tomorrow's game, presented by T-Mobile will also have a Beer Garden in The Fourth Bore Beer Garden featuring E.J. Phair. Free Massages will also be given courtesy of Massage Envy. The pregame event starts at 12:30 p.m. in front of McKeon Pavilion.

Seniors Emmett Naar, Cullen Neal, Jock Landale and Calvin Hermanson will play their final home game in a Saint Mary's uniform. There will be a moment of recognition for each senior before tipoff.

3 Quick Bites
The Gaels have been nationally-ranked in eight weeks of the season and a total of 34 weeks since 2016-17.

Saint Mary's is third in all of Division I for most wins in the past two seasons with 55. Gonzaga (63) and Villanova (57) are one and two in the nation.

Since 2015-16, SMC has an overall home record of 48-4 (.923).

Number to Know: 26
With now 26 wins on the year, Saint Mary's has seven years with at least 26 wins in program history.

2008-09: (28-7, 10-4 WCC)
2009-10: (28-6, 11-3 WCC)
2011-12: (27-6, 14-2 WCC)
2012-13: (28-7, 14-2 WCC)
2015-16: (29-6, 15-3 WCC)
2016-17: (29-5, 16-2 WCC)
2017-18: (26-4, 15-2 WCC)

Recent History Versus the Broncos
Saint Mary's has won five in a row and 19 of the last 22 meetings. The Gaels have not lost at home versus Santa Clara since Jan. 9, 2014 (L, 57-55).

Tie for Most Conference Wins?
If the Gaels win Saturday, it will mark the second straight season with 16 league wins, tying the most in a single season (2016-17, 16-2 WCC record).

About the Broncos
The Broncos have generally held on to the ball, registering just 11.2 turnovers per game and possessing a +1.4 turnover margin (first in the WCC).

The Broncos are shooting just 43.6 percent from the floor this year, but have shown improvement in the last two weeks. Over the last four games, Santa Clara is shooting 49.0 percent from the floor after hitting only 38.9 percent (63 of 162) in the previous three.

KJ Feagin is averaging 23.5 points on 52.8 percent shooting from the floor (38 of 72) in the last four games. Emmanuel Ndumanya has posted the four highest point totals of his career in the last nine games, including a career-best 23 vs. Portland (Feb. 10). He has shot 41 of 68 from the floor (60.3 percent) in the last 13 games.
The Last Meeting
Saint Mary's81
Santa Clara57
January 11, 2018
Santa Clara, Calif.
MBK | Efficient Offense, Stout Defense Routs Broncos 81-57
Saint Mary's (16-2, 5-0 WCC) blew past Santa Clara (6-11, 3-2 WCC) Thursday night to remain perfect in West Coast Conference action, as the Gaels used their size and trademark ball movement for the 24-point victory, 81-57.

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