St. Mary’s, Gonzaga meet in WCC
No. 2 seed Saint Mary's (21-11, 12-5) vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga (30-2, 17-0)
West Coast Conference Tourney , Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
Saint Mary’s holds off San Diego, reaches WCC title game
LAS VEGAS (AP) — New season. Same story.
Saint Mary's is headed to the West Conference Tournament championship, where it'll meet an old friend.
San Diego faces St. Mary’s in WCC finals
San Diego (21-13, 10-9) vs. No. 2 seed Saint Mary's (20-11, 11-5)
West Coast Conference Tourney Championship, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Monday, 10:30 p.m. EDT
St. Mary’s faces tough test vs No. 1 Gonzaga
No. 1 Gonzaga (28-2, 15-0) vs. Saint Mary's (20-10, 11-4)
McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 1 Gonzaga presents a tough challenge for Saint...
Fitts lifts Saint Mary’s (Cal) over Portland 65-48
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts had 17 points and eight rebounds as Saint Mary's beat Portland 65-48 on Thursday night.
Jordan Ford had 15 points for Saint Mary's (20-10, 11-4 West Coast...
St. Mary’s looks to extend streak vs Portland
Portland (7-22, 0-14) vs. Saint Mary's (19-10, 10-4)
McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, California; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Saint Mary's looks for its eighth straight win in the...
Ford scores 21 to lead Saint Mary’s over San Diego, 66-46
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Saint Mary's Gaels are coming on strong at the right time and can earn the No. 2 seed in the West Coast Conference tournament if the final weekend of the regular season goes...
St. Mary’s looks to extend streak vs San Diego
Saint Mary's (18-10, 9-4) vs. San Diego (17-11, 6-7)
Jenny Craig Pavilion, San Diego; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: St. Mary's looks for its 11th straight win in the head-to-head...
Ford leads Saint Mary’s (Cal) past Pacific 58-32
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford had 28 points as Saint Mary's rolled past Pacific 58-32 on Thursday night.
Malik Fitts had nine rebounds for Saint Mary's (18-10, 9-4 West Coast...
Fitts leads Saint Mary’s (Cal) past Pepperdine 72-65
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts had 25 points as Saint Mary's won its eighth consecutive home game, topping Pepperdine 72-65 on Saturday night. Jordan Ford added 20 points for the Gaels.
Fitts shot 5 for 7 from deep. He added seven rebounds. Ford also had six rebounds for the Gaels.
Tommy Kuhse had 12 points for Saint Mary's (17-10, 8-4 West Coast Conference). Tanner Krebs added 10 points.
Pepperdine totaled 20 first-half points, a season low for the team.
Ford carries Saint Mary’s (Cal) over Santa Clara 66-55
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford had 23 points as Saint Mary's beat Santa Clara 66-55 on Thursday night.
Malik Fitts had 16 points for Saint Mary's (16-10, 7-4 West Coast Conference). Tanner Krebs added 13 points. Jordan Hunter had 4 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for the visitors.
Tahj Eaddy had 13 points for the Broncos (13-13, 5-7). Trey Wertz added 11 points. Josh Martin had eight rebounds.
Ford scores 28, Saint Mary’s defeats Pacific 78-66
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 28 points, Malik Fitts had 12 of his 14 in the second half Thursday night and Saint Mary's defeated Pacific 78-66.
Fitts leads Saint Mary’s over San Francisco 86-80
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts scored a career-high 30 points, Jordan Ford added 26 points and Saint Mary's held off a late rally to beat San Francisco 86-80 on Saturday.
Fitts made 12 of 20 from the field, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and grabbed eight rebounds for the Gaels (14-9, 5-3 West Coast Conference).
Ross scores 29, leads Pepp past Saint Mary’s 84-77 in OT
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Colbey Ross scored 11 of his career-high 29 points in overtime and Pepperdine defeated Saint Mary's 84-77 on Saturday night.
Kameron Edwards added 24 points and scored the other four overtime points for the Waves (10-11, 3-4 West Coast Conference). Eric Cooper Jr. had 12 points.
Malik Fitts had 27 points and Jordan Ford 17 for the Gaels (13-9, 4-3), who had won the previous six matchups with Pepperdine.
Fitts, Ford lead Saint Mary’s to 76-59 win over San Diego
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts scored 24 points and Jordan Ford added 21, including four 3-pointers, to help Saint Mary's beat San Diego 76-59 on Saturday night.
Jordan Hunter had 10 points and Tanner Krebs finished with eight points and a career-high 13 rebounds for Saint Mary's. The Gaels (13-7, 4-1 West Coast Conference) have won four in a row.
Ford helps Saint Mary’s take care of Santa Clara 77-55
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 13 of his 18 points in the first half and Saint Mary's took control early for a 75-55 win over Santa Clara on Thursday night.
Saint Mary’s build big lead early to beat Loyola Marymount
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Malik Fitts and Jordan Ford scored 18 points each, Jordan Hunder had 10 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season, and Saint Mary's beat Loyola Marymount 71-60 on Saturday night.
Tanner Krebs added 16 points for the Gaels (11-7, 2-1 West Coast Conference), who started fast and kept their lead in double digits until the final two minutes.
Saint Mary's opened the game with a 12-0 run and led 39-14 before going into the break with a 45-26 lead.
Ford scores 23 as Saint Mary’s beats BYU 88-66
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 23 points and Malik Fitts added 18 with nine rebounds to help Saint Mary's beat BYU on Saturday night.
Tanner Krebs had 14 points and seven rebounds for Saint Mary's (10-7, 1-1 West Coast Conference).
Ford, Hunter lead St. Mary’s past Bucknell 85-56
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 28 points, St. Mary's shot 55 percent and the Gaels smashed Bucknell 85-56 on Wednesday night.
Ford scored 12 of the Gaels' first 20 points — Jordan Hunter scored four in that stretch — and St. Mary's led 20-8 in a game they never trailed. Hunter scored 15 points and he and Jordan combined to shoot 18 of 29. Ford was 4 of 6 from the 3-point line.
Waters, Williams help LSU beat Saint Mary’s 78-74
LAS VEGAS (AP) — LSU played flawlessly in the first five minutes of the second half against Saint Mary's — and that was the difference.
Tremont Waters scored 18, while Emmitt Williams added 15 and six rebounds to lead LSU past Saint Mary's 78-74 as the Tigers survived a late Gaels' run on Saturday night.
Naz Reid finished with 14 and five rebounds for the Tigers (8-3), who opened the second half on a 14-2 run to pull away after leading 29-28 at intermission.
Ford, Hunter lead Saint Mary’s past CSU Fullerton 81-66
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored all of his 19 points in the first half and senior Jordan Hunter had his second career double-double to help Saint Mary's beat CSU Fullerton 81-66 on Monday night for its fourth straight win.
Hunter finished with 18 points and a career-best 10 rebounds and Ford made a career-high five 3-pointers.
Saint Mary’s routs New Mexico 85-60 at tripleheader in LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Saint Mary's came out shooting and the Gaels never let up.
Jordan Ford scored 18 of his 28 points in the first half and Saint Mary's routed New Mexico 85-60 on Friday in the opening game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic tripleheader.
The Gaels (6-4) rolled to big leads at the start of each half in winning their third in a row. Malik Fitts added 15 points. Both Ford and Fitts played with three fouls in the second half at Staples Center.
Hunter’s career game leads Saint Mary’s past Bethune-Cookman
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Hunter had his first double-double with career highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Ford added 23 points and Saint Mary's rolled to a 93-61 win over Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night.
Hunter and Ford were both 8 of 10 from the field. Hunter was 8 of 12 from the foul line and Ford made three 3-pointers. Saint Mary's shot 59 percent for the game and 64 percent in the second half — including 8 of 16 from 3-point range.
Saint Mary’s hot shooting proves too much for Cal
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — California made its first visit to Saint Mary's in three decades Saturday night, and the Gaels didn't exactly roll out the welcome mat.
Malik Fitts scored 19 points and Saint Mary's rolled to an 84-71 victory over the Bears.
The Gaels (4-4) emphatically halted their four-game losing streak, shooting 60 percent from the field and dominating their neighbors from the Pac-12.
Ford scores 35 points, Saint Mary’s beats Utah Valley 92-63
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored a career-high 35 points on 11-of-17 shooting to help Saint Mary's beat Utah Valley 92-63 on Sunday night.
Ford made 4 of 6 from 3-point range and 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. The junior, who averaged 19.1 points over the final seven games of last season, had 23 in a season-opening win over McNeese State on Wednesday and has scored in double figures in nine consecutive games dating to last season.
Ford, Fitts lead Saint Mary’s past McNeese 87-65
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 23 points with five assists, Malik Fitts had a double-double and Saint Mary's pulled away from McNeese State for an 87-65 win on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
Fitts, in his first game after transferring from South Florida and redshirting, had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Ford and Fitts combined to make 16 of 26 shots, with Fitts hitting three 3-pointers. Elijah Thomas hit four 3s and scored 12 points.
Saint Mary’s moves on in NIT, beats Washington 85-81
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford made a wide open 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds to go and Saint Mary's won its program-record 30th game of the season with an 85-81 victory over Washington on Monday night to reach the NIT quarterfinals.
Washington freshman Jaylen Nowell answered with a deep 3 to pull to 82-79 at 33.5 but Saint Mary's worked the clock down to 12.8 before Ford sealed it with two free throws.
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jock Landale scored 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting for his 20th 20-plus game of the season and Saint Mary's made 13 3-pointers in an 89-45 rout of Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday night in an NIT opener.
Landale leads No. 22 Saint Mary’s past Santa Clara, 67-40
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jock Landale was more concerned about enhancing the postseason prospects for Saint Mary's than he was about making a final appearance at McKeon Pavilion.
It could be another two weeks before the 22nd-ranked Gaels know their fate for certain, but they like their chances of getting into the NCAA Tournament after closing out the regular season with a third straight win.
Ford leads No. 22 Saint Mary’s past Pepperdine, 75-61
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — The first two shots Saint Mary's guard Jordan Ford took were from 3-point range, and both hit their mark.
Ford had a feeling he was in for a big game.
Ford had 18 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, and No. 22 Saint Mary's rolled to a 75-61 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday night.
Ford shot 7 for 11 from the field and 4 for 6 from 3-point range, falling two points short of tying his career scoring high.
No. 11 Saint Mary’s keeps rolling, beats Loyola Marymount
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not looking too far ahead has been an effective mindset for Saint Mary's, which hasn't lost since November.
After another businesslike win on Thursday night, the 11th-ranked Gaels can gear up for their biggest game of the season.
Jock Landale scored 21 points and Jordan Ford added 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Saint Mary's to an 83-62 victory over Loyola Marymount.
The Gaels (24-2, 13-0 West Coast Conference) have won 19 straight and host No. 12 Gonzaga on Saturday.
No. 16 Saint Mary’s beats Portland for 16th straight win
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Saint Mary's celebrated its school-record 16th straight win the same way as the previous 15 — with no announcement over the loudspeakers and no recognition of any sort.
Just a few handshakes and hugs, typical of the 16th-ranked Gaels all season.
Jordan Ford tied his career high with 20 points, including 16 in the first half, and Saint Mary's beat Portland 72-55 on Saturday night.
Landale leads Saint Mary’s to 91-67 win over Pepperdine
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Jock Landale scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Saint Mary's notched its 12th-straight win, rolling to a 91-67 victory over Pepperdine on Saturday night.
It was Landale's 10th double-double this season for the Gaels (17-2, 6-0 West Coast Conference). He shot 13 of 15 from the field and 6 of 8 from the line. Jordan Ford added 20 points, Tanner Krebs had 16 points and seven rebounds and Emmett Naar dished 14 assists in addition to his five points.
Landale leads Saint Mary’s to victory over LMU in WCC opener
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Jock Landale tallied 21 points and nine rebounds and Jordan Ford hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 to propel Saint Mary's to an 87-59 victory over Loyola Marymount in a West Coast Conference opener on Thursday night.
Calvin Hermanson added 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc for the Gaels (12-2), who won their 11th straight conference opener. Landale was a rebound short of his sixth straight double-double.
Saint Mary’s uses strong 2nd half to beat Dayton, 69-54
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Calvin Hermanson and Jordan Ford combined to score 33 points and Saint Mary's used a strong second half to get by Dayton, 69-54 on Tuesday night.
The Gaels trailed by two at intermission, 31-29, but upped their defense in the second half to outscore the Flyers 40-23 over the final 20 minutes.
Krebs, Landale lead Saint Mary’s to 97-73 win over Seattle
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Krebs hit five 3-pointers and finished with 23 points — both career highs — and Jock Landale had a double-double to help Saint Mary's beat Seattle 97-73 on Saturday night.
Landale finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan Ford added career bests of 19 points and six assists for Saint Mary's (7-2). Emmett Naar added seven points and had 12 assists for the third time this season. The senior came in averaging 8.8 assists per game, second most in Division I.
Washington State knocks off No. 21 Saint Mary’s 84-79
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — In less than 24 hours, Washington State went from playing another game of catch-up to dictating down the stretch against a ranked team.
Malachi Flynn scored 26 points and the Cougars held off No. 21 Saint Mary's 84-79 to reach the title game of the Wooden Legacy on Friday.
In the opening round, Flynn hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to seal a 75-71 win against Saint Joseph's after the Cougars rallied from 20 points down.