Saint Mary’s avoided the potential trap game and took care of business heading into tomorrow’s big matchup with Harvard. Despite Yale’s unconscious shooting from behind the arc, the Gaels were able to take a 10-point lead at half, and then put the game out of reach with a 10-0 run to start the second.
Yale made 6-12 3s in the first half, and 11-24 (46%) for the game. They entered the game 276th in the nation making fewer than 30% of their attempts.
Matthew Dellavedova led all scorers with 24 points, and made 4-6 3s. In the 2nd half he took a pass from Brad Waldow in the left corner, but bobbled it. Still, with his quick release he was able to get the shot off before Yale could close out and it was nothing but bottoms. It was his 239th made 3-pointer, which moved him past David Sivulich and into 1st place all time at Saint Mary’s. On the night he also passed Diamon Simpson for points scored and is now the 4th leading scorer in Gaels history. Next up is David Vann, who is 118 points away.
In addition to Yale’s hot shooting from the arc, they grabbed 19 offensive boards. While that is a huge number, they did miss 47 shots so they had plenty of opportunities. Still, a 40% OR% is a reason for concern.
Brad Waldow, Jorden Page, and Beau Levesque joined Delly in double figures – all with 10.
Now the Gaels have to prepare for a nationally televised game vs a streaking Harvard Crimson tomorrow.