MALIBU, Calif. -- Matthew Dellavedova scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Saint Mary's to its 13th win in 14 games, 87-48 over Pepperdine on Wednesday night.
Dellavedova now has 1,871 career points, three behind Daniel Kickert for the Saint Mary's record.
Stephen Holt added 13 points and Brad Waldow 11 for the Gaels (25-5, 13-2 West Coast), who burnished their NCAA tournament credentials with another impressive victory. Saint Mary's shot 52 percent from the floor, was 9 of 17 from 3-point range and outrebounded Pepperdine 47-30.
Saint Mary's never trailed, leading 36-19 at halftime and by as many as 38 in the second half. The Gaels have won their last 13 meetings with Pepperdine, although the Waves still lead the all-time series 68-60.
Mike Krzyzewski says he has good reason to be excited for next season thanks to a combination of Duke's incoming freshmen and a core of experienced upperclassmen.
Georgia guard Juwan Parker has been awarded a medical redshirt, leaving him with two years of eligibility, after missing the 2015-16 season with a partially torn Achilles tendon.
Forward Trevon Bluiett has withdrawn from consideration from the NBA draft and will return to Xavier for his junior season.