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Nov 23, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; St. Mary

Gaels Begin Homestand Against Rhode Island: Game Preview

The St. Mary’s Gaels host the Rhode Island Rams tonight to begin at 4-game homestand at McKeon Pavilion.  The Gaels (8 – 3) return from a road loss Sunday to Northern Iowa 82 – 75 in Cedar Falls, IA.

The Rams (4 – 7) visit Moraga after defeating Georgia State 65 – 60 Saturday in Kingston, RI.  The Rams are led in scoring by Xavier Munford (17.2 points per game), followed by Nikola Malesevic (13.5 ppg), Andre Malone (10.0 ppg), and Mike Powell (9.5 ppg).  The Rams’ leading rebounders are Malesevic (5.0 rebounds per game), Ryan Brooks (4.9 rpg), Malone (4.1 rpg), and Jordan Hare (4.0 rpg).  Powell leads Rhode Island with 3.3 assists per game.

The Rams average 61.1 ppg, shooting 39.1% from the field, 33.0% behind the 3-point line, and 65.6% from the free throw line.  Opponents out-rebound the Rams 37.8 to 33.4 per game.

Matthew Dellavedova leads SMC in scoring (18.5 ppg), followed by Brad Waldow (11.0 ppg), Stephen Holt (10.9 ppg), and James Walker III (9.9 ppg).  However, Jorden Page poured in a career-high 26 points against UNI.  Waldow (5.7 rpg), Holt (5.4 rpg), Mitchell Young (5.0 rpg), and Beau Levesque (4.8 rpg) control the boards for the Gaels.  Dellavedova hands out 6.1 apg to lead the Gaels.

The Gaels score 80.7 ppg, shoot 50.7% from the field, 41.0% behind the 3-point arc, and 76.3% from the charity stripe.  St. Mary’s dominates the boards with an advantage of 36.4 to 28.1 rebounds per game.

Tip off is 7 pm Pacific time.

Tags: Andre Malone Beau Levesque Brad Waldow College Basketball James Walker III Jordan Hare Jorden Page Matthew Dellavedova McKeon Pavilion Mike Powell Mitchell Young NCAA Nikola Malesevic Rhode Island Rams Ryan Brooks Saint Mary's Gaels Stephen Holt Xavier Munford

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