MORAGA, Calif. -- Matthew Dellavedova scored 17 points, dished out eight assists and grabbed five rebounds to lead Saint Mary's past Loyola Marymount 74-61 on Saturday afternoon.
Saint Mary's (12-3, 1-0 WCC) led 33-30 at halftime but used a 17-11 run in the first 6 minutes of play in the second half to pull away. The Gaels led by as many as 14 after Walker hit two free throws to make 67-53 with 3:04 remaining in the game.
Loyola Marymount (7-8, 0-2) had four players in double figures scoring. Anthony Ireland scored 16 points and had four steals and three assists, Ashley Hamilton had 15 and Alex Osborne and Ayodeji Egbeyemi each had 10.
Ted Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.