Scores

Final

Saint Mary's 79

(4-1, 0-0 away)

CS Fullerton 54

(2-4, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, November 28, 2008

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

1 2 T
SMC 36 4379
CSF 28 2654

Top Performers

Saint Mary's: O. Samhan 14 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Cal State Fullerton: J. Akognon 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Saint Mary's 79, Cal St.-Fullerton 54

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Patrick Mills scored 21 points, Diamon Simpson added 12 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Saint Mary's beat Cal State Fullerton 79-54 on Friday in the 76 Classic.

Omar Samhan added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Gaels (4-1).

Josh Akognon scored 24 points for Cal State-Fullerton (2-4), which shot a season-low 34.5 percent in losing its third straight game. Marcio Lassiter added 12 points for the Titans.

Saint Mary's used a 14-0 run to build a 66-43 lead with 10 1/2 minutes remaining, and wasn't threatened after that. Mills and Wayne Hunter each scored five points in the run, with Fullerton scoring only one point in a span of 5:11.

The Gaels will play for fifth place and the Titans will play for seventh place when the tournament finishes on Sunday.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMC
CSF
Points 79 54
FG Made-Attempted 32-81 (.395) 19-55 (.345)
3P Made-Attempted 9-28 (.321) 5-23 (.217)
FT Made-Attempted 6-7 (.857) 11-14 (.786)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
Largest Lead 25 1

2008-09 Season

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