banner

College Basketball

more stats

NCAA Game Summary - Saint Mary's-CA at Minnesota



(Sunday, March 23rd)

Final Score: Minnesota 63, Saint Mary's-CA 55

Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Joey King led a spirited comeback as he tallied 18 points during Minnesota's 63-55 win over the Gaels of Saint Mary's in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament at Williams Arena.

DeAndre Mathieu added 14 points for the Golden Gophers (22-13), followed by Austin Hollins with 10 points, five rebounds and five assists. Elliott Eliason, who failed to attempt even a single field goal, contributed eight rebounds and seven blocked shots for the hosts.

Stephen Holt led the way for the Gaels (23-12) with a game-high 24 points, shooting 6-of-15 from the field and 9-of-11 at the free-throw line, but no one else on the SMC roster reached double figures.

The Gaels opened the meeting on an 14-0 run and appeared to be well on their way to a favorable outcome, although they ended up shooting just 40 percent from the field and 6-of-11 at the free-throw line in the period.

It wasn't until the 13:10 mark in the first half that the Gophers finally scored their first points of the afternoon, having started the meeting 0-of-7 from the floor. Despite the weak start, Minnesota trailed by just four at the break, 26-22.

The visitors repeated their field goal shooting performance from the first half over the final 20 minutes, sinking just eight baskets as the Gophers used 6-of-10 shooting on the perimeter and 15-of-18 at the charity stripe to secure the victory.

The Gaels connected on an impressive 7-of-14 from 3-point range on the day, but ended up with almost as many turnovers (15) as made field goals (16) overall.

Minnesota now heads to the quarterfinals of the tournament where it will meet up against a Southern Miss squad that defeated Missouri, 71-63.

03/23 19:07:10 ET

Other Stories

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tonight at 11:35 on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Maryland at Syracuse

    Tomorrow at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Alabama

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Tomorrow at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Logan Zone with Steve Logan

    Tomorrow at 10:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs. Presbyterian

    Tomorrow at 6:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • Football Friday

    Tonight at 11:35

Scoreboard
MLB
Final
OAK 2
TEX 7
Final
PIT 3
BOS 2
Final
NYY 3
TOR 2
Final
MIA 2
WAS 6
Final
CHC 4
LOS 8
Final
HOU 1
CLE 2
Final
STL 3
MIL 2
Final
COL 7
ARI 6
Final
SDP 7
PHI 3
Final
ANA 1
SEA 3
2:20pm Today
CHC
LOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
7:35pm Tonight
ATL
NYM
 
8:10pm Tonight
COL
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
DET
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
SEA
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
CIN
 
9:35pm Tonight
OAK
PHI
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
Final
KST 14
AUB 20
8:00pm Tonight
SFLA
UCONN
Final
ATL 56
TAM 14