Recap: St Marys-CA vs. Pepperdine
Las Vegas, NV (SportsNetwork.com) - Brad Waldow tallied 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Saint Mary's Gaels past the Pepperdine Waves, 80-69, in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference Tournament at Orleans Arena.
Waldow shot 6-of-7 from the field and 9-of-12 at the free-throw line for fourth-seeded Saint Mary's (22-10), which will take on No. 1 seed Gonzaga in the semifinals on Monday. Stephen Holt and Beau Levesque both poured in 12 points, while Kerry Carter added 10 points.
For fifth-seeded Pepperdine (15-16), Amadi Udenyi had 13 points, Stacy Davis scored 12 and Malcolm Brooks netted 10.
Saint Mary's shot 51.6 percent from the field in the first half, including an outstanding 7-of-12 from 3-point range, as it held a comfortable 41-28 lead at the break. Pepperdine was also efficient (.478) but attempted nine fewer field goals than the Gaels and made only two 3-pointers.
The Gaels continued their stellar field goal shooting after halftime (.480) and the Waves never got closer than seven points of the lead.
Saint Mary's earned a 39-30 advantage in the rebounding battle and outscored Pepperdine in the paint, 38-26.Game Notes