Memphis 54, St. Mary's 52

Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:45 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - Roger Ayers, Darryl Gladden, Gene Steratore
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
St. Mary's 22 30 52
Memphis 32 22 54

Recap


No. 15 Memphis 54, No. 25 Saint Mary’s 52: Joe Jackson recorded 14 points and seven assists and the Tigers survived a late rally by the Gaels in the second round of the Midwest Regional at Auburn Hills, Mich.

Tarik Black and Adonis Thomas added 12 points each for Memphis (31-4), which will play Michigan State on Saturday with a Sweet 16 bid on the line. D.J. Stephens chipped in with nine points and a career-best eight blocked shots for the Tigers, who advanced after Matthew Dellavedova’s 3-pointer missed at the buzzer. 

Brad Waldow scored 17 points and Dellavedova contributed 10 on 3-of-13 shooting for Saint Mary’s (28-7), which beat Middle Tennessee in the First Four on Tuesday. Eividas Petrulis banked in a 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds to go and the Gaels forced a turnover to set up Dellavedova’s final try to win it.

Memphis trailed by two early before scoring 19 of the next 21 points – eight by Jackson – to take a 28-13 lead. The Tigers held Saint Mary’s to 31 percent shooting and 0-of-6 from 3-point range in the opening 20 minutes, settling for a 32-22 lead at intermission.

Dellavedova, who finished with seven assists, drained a 3-pointer to start the second half and Saint Mary’s later trimmed the lead to 36-33 with 11:39 to go. The Gaels were within 44-40 before Jackson made a big 3-pointer with 3:55 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stephens has blocked 19 shots in the last three games. … The Tigers won their first NCAA Tournament game since 2009, limiting Saint Mary’s to 3-of-15 from 3-point range. The Gaels were averaging almost eight 3-pointers coming in. … Dellavedova, Saint Mary’s all-time leading scorer, finished his career with 1,933 points.
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St. Mary's Gaels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mitchell Young 25:00 4-12 1-1 0-0 5 4 9 0 5 0 0 0 9
Matthew Dellavedova 40:00 3-13 1-4 3-5 1 2 3 7 2 1 6 0 10
Stephen Holt 37:00 1-10 0-3 0-0 2 3 5 0 2 1 2 0 2
Brad Waldow 26:00 7-11 0-0 3-4 2 2 4 0 4 0 3 0 17
Jordan Giusti 36:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 3 3 6 1 4 2 0 0 4
Beau Levesque 23:00 2-8 0-5 3-3 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 7
Kyle Rowley 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Paul McCoy 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Eividas Petrulis 0:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Matt Hodgson 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 201 19-58 3-15 11-14 15 20 35 9 19 4 13 0 52
  32.8% 20.0% 78.6% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 13

Memphis Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
D.J. Stephens 26:00 4-9 0-2 1-2 2 2 4 1 2 1 1 8 9
Joe Jackson 36:00 5-13 2-3 2-3 0 6 6 7 3 0 4 0 14
Adonis Thomas 39:00 4-11 2-4 2-4 1 3 4 0 1 0 3 1 12
Shaq Goodwin 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0
Geron Johnson 31:00 1-5 0-2 0-0 3 2 5 1 4 1 3 1 2
Chris Crawford 31:00 1-5 1-4 2-2 2 5 7 2 1 5 1 0 5
Tarik Black 29:00 5-5 0-0 2-7 1 6 7 1 5 2 2 1 12
TOTAL 201 20-49 5-15 9-18 10 24 34 12 18 9 15 12 54
  40.8% 33.3% 50.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 15