SAN DIEGO -- Matthew Dellavedova scored 19 points including five 3-pointers, had seven assists and Saint Mary's (Cal) won its ninth straight in a 74-64 victory over San Diego on Saturday night.
Brad Waldow scored 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting for the Gaels (21-4, 10-1 West Coast), which shot 49.1 percent from the field and hit 12 3-pointers.
Saint Mary's jumped out to a 12-2 lead to begin the game capped off by Mitchell Young's lay-up with 16:42 remaining in the first half. Three minutes into the second half, Johnny Dee converted on a three-point play to cut the Gaels' lead to one, 38-37, but Saint Mary's responded with a 9-0 run to take a double-digit lead and never looked back.
Dee ended the night with 19 points and seven rebounds. Chris Anderson had 10 points, six rebounds and five assists for San Diego (13-13, 6-5).
Four-star power forward Royce Hamm ended his recruitment on Friday with a commitment to head coach Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns after also considering Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Baylor and Houston among others.
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression and brought the pain to some fellow Badgers.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.