Dayton, OH (Sports Network) - Matthew Dellavedova carried Saint Mary's to a
first-round win in the NCAA Tournament Tuesday with a 22-point effort as the
Gaels upended Middle Tennessee, 67-54 at University of Dayton Arena.
The meeting pitted questionable at-large teams from smaller conferences as No.
11 seeds, and Dellavedova made sure the Gaels proved they belonged in the
Midwest Region's round-of-64.
The program's all-time leader in scoring, assists, 3-pointers and games played
connected of 5-of-7 from behind the arc and added six rebounds and four
assists. Stephen Holt chipped in 18 points for Saint Mary's (28-6), which
advanced to face sixth-seeded Memphis in Auburn Hills, MI on Thursday.
Marcos Knight paced Middle Tennessee (28-6) with 16 points, while Kerry
Hammonds and Neiko Hunter each had 10 for the Sun Belt Conference regular
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