Scores

Final

Pepperdine 49

(7-22, 3-10 WCC)

Saint Mary's 76

(23-5, 10-3 WCC)

    10:05 PM ET, February 25, 2010

    McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, California

    1 2 T
    PEPP 17 3249
    SMC 34 4276

    Top Performers

    Pepperdine: M. Thompson 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Saint Mary's: O. Samhan 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Blk

    Saint Mary's 76, Pepperdine 49

    Associated Press

    MORAGA, Calif. -- Omar Samhan's dominant run through the West Coast Conference continued Thursday night, as the center led Saint Mary's to a 76-49 victory over Pepperdine.

    Samhan, a candidate for the Naismith Trophy Award, recorded his 18th double-double of the season, finishing with a team-high 20 points and 10 rebounds. He also recorded three blocked shots and became the all-time blocks leader at Saint Mary's with 240, passing Diamon Simpson (239).

    Matthew Dellavedova scored 17 points and was 5 for 7 from 3-point range in the victory.

    The Gaels (23-5, 10-3 WCC) set the tone early by opening the game with a 12-4 run, and the overmatched Waves, losers of 10 in a row, could never catch up. Pepperdine managed just 17 points in the first half as the Gaels scored 34.

    As dominant as Samhan was inside, the Gaels also wreaked havoc on Pepperdine (7-22, 9-10) from the outside. Saint Mary's connected on 10 3-pointers

    Mychel Thompson paced Pepperdine with 11 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PEPP
    SMC
    Points 49 76
    FG Made-Attempted 19-55 (.345) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-15 (.133) 10-26 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 16-25 (.640)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 29

    2009-10 Season

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