More from last night’s NIT win…

In case you missed it, the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team earned a come-from-behind 70-58 victory over the University of Utah last night in the first round of the NIT.  SMC now travels to top-seeded University of Minnesota for a Sunday game at a time (& TV network) to be determined.

Below are a few links from around the Internet you might find interesting:

A few postgame notes that might have been overlooked in SMC news stories:

  • Saint Mary’s extended its home win streak over non-conference opponents to 28-straight games, dating back to the 2011 NIT loss to Kent State.
  • SMC moved to 16-3 at home this season.  The 16 wins ties a school record for most home wins in a single season, tying the 2011-12 team’s 16-1 mark.
  • For the second time in program history, the Gaels won a first-round postseason game in consecutive seasons.  SMC also won its 1st games in the 2009 NIT and 2010 NCAA.
  • SMC has seven postseason victories in program history.  Six have come since 2009 (6-5 during that stretch)
  • Stephen Holt moved into 10th on the school’s career scoring list with 1,346 points.  He is 44 points away from 9th-place Steve Gray.
  • Matthew Hodgson had four blocks last night, one shy of his career-best at SMC.  He moved into 12th on the program’s career blocks list with 59, one shy of Frederic Adjiwanou and Norm Kelly for 10th.
  • Saint Mary’s has won 3-straight home games against Pac-12 opponents (Utah, Washington State & Oregon) – the only three home games against teams from that conference since 2003.

About Richard Kilwien

Associate AD at the University of Texas at Arlington
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