MORAGA, Calif. -- Matthew Dellavedova scored 19 points and made five 3-pointers to lead Saint Mary's to a 74-66 victory against Creighton in a BracketBusters game on Saturday.
Saint Mary's won the rebounding battle 39-27.
The Gaels scored the last eight points before halftime to take a 38-24 lead. The 29.6 percent shooting for Creighton in the first 20 minutes was its lowest in any half this season.
A three-point play by McDermott cut the Saint Mary's lead to 43-34 with 15:21 to play, but Dellavedova hit a deep 3-pointer to put the Gaels back up 12. The Bluejays got no closer than eight points the rest of the way.
Authorities say former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon and other crimes.
Point guard Jaylen Fisher, who reopened his recruitment after coaching changes at UNLV, has committed to TCU over a long list of schools.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.