Saint Mary’s College
In this edition of Eye on the Bay we’re celebrating 150 years of a Bay Area institution, Saint Mary’s College of California!
The NCAA has placed Saint Mary’s on four years of probation for a “failure to monitor its men’s basketball program,” reducing scholarships and placing other penalties on the team after it said the perennial mid-major power committed several recruiting violations.
Matthew Dellavedova scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Saint Mary’s to its 13th win in 14 games, 87-48 over Pepperdine on Wednesday night.
Matthew Dellavedova was a thorn in BYU’s side for the second time this season, scoring 20 points as Saint Mary’s defeated the Cougars 64-57 Thursday night.
Matthew Dellavedova scored 19 of his 22 points in the first half and Stephen Holt added 17 for the Gaels.
Beau Levesque scored 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting including six 3-pointers, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists to lead Saint Mary’s (Cal) to a 84-63 rout over Santa Clara.
Jorden Page scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead Saint Mary’s to its 16th consecutive victory over San Francisco, 67-63 on Wednesday night.
Beau Levesque scored a career-high 20 points to lead Saint Mary’s to its fourth straight win, 81-48 over San Diego Thursday night.
Matthew Dellavedova hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, Stephen Holt scored 22 points and Saint Mary’s slipped by BYU 70-69 Wednesday night.
The Gaels trailed No. 9 Gonzaga by 18 points at halftime on Thursday night, then made a furious comeback in the second half before finally losing 83-78.