MORAGA, Calif. -- Brad Waldow scored 18 points to lead Saint Mary's as they easily defeated Murray State 89-64 in the Shamrock Classic Saturday night.
Saint Mary's (6-0) quickly jumped out to a 30-12 lead the first half. They pushed their halftime lead to 49-27, shooting a blistering 51.6 percent (16-31) that included six 3-pointers. The Gaels quickly eliminated any though of a comeback by extending their lead to 30 points before the first media timeout in the second half.
Murray State (2-5) did itself no favors by turning the ball over 17 times compared to nine by the Gaels. St Maries capitalized, scoring 33 points off those errors.