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Monday, March 8, 2010
Saint Mary's sends a message
By Diamond Leung
Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett
told Andy Katz
last week that the Gaels would set out during the West Coast Conference tournament to "remove all doubt."
69-55 semifinal win
over a good Portland team might have at least taken out a big chunk of it, with No. 2-seeded Saint Mary's advancing to today's championship game against Gonzaga.
each scored 16 points to lead Saint Mary's. Freshman
also scored a career-high 14 points and shut down
, the Pilots' 3-point specialist who was held to four points on made free throws.
The Zags have a six-game winning streak going against the Gaels and hope to beat them three times again just like last year.
Doing so this season might not deny Saint Mary's an NCAA tournament bid, though.