MORAGA, Calif. – (Dec. 9) Seattle University men's basketball could do little to slow the Saint Mary's Gaels on their home court Saturday evening, falling 97-73 in McKeon Pavilion.
The Redhawks (6-5) put together a 10-0 run midway through the first half to knot the score 23-23, but the Gaels (8-2) would go on to hit 10 of their final 11 shots before the break to make it 49-32 and Seattle U never threatened again.
Matej Kavas led five Redhawks in double-figures, finishing the night with 19 points. Josh Hearlihy had 13 and Richaud Gittens added 12. Jordan Hill finished with 10 points and vie assists, while Scott Ulaneo added 10 points.
The Gaels got a huge first half from Tanner Krebs who scored 17 of his game-high 23 in the frame. Jock Landale finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Jordan Ford added 19 points for the Gaels. Emmett Naar dished 12 assists as the Gaels finished with 25 helpers on 34 field goals.
"Saint Mary's is a really good team and full credit rests on their shoulders," said Head Coach Jim Hayford. "They exposed our weaknesses and we couldn't defend them nearly well enough."
The Redhawks shot 44.4 percent from the field and 55 percent from three (11-for-20) while winning the rebounding battle, 32-28. The Gaels finished 58.6 percent from the field and 54.2 percent from three while committing just four turnovers. They would turn the Redhawks' 12 giveaways into 19 points.
Seattle U returns home for the next nine straight, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 13 against Saint Martin's. Tip-off from the Connolly Complex is set for 7 p.m. The game will stream live on the WAC Digital Network and can be heard live on KTTH 770 AM.