Playing its first game since its upset of UCLA, the visiting Cal Poly men’s basketball team fell to St. Mary’s 86-68, as Gaels guard Matthew Dellavedova had 13 points, nine assists and two steals.
The Mustangs (2-3) did not have any more upset magic in them, as the game did not have any lead changes and the only tie was 0-0. St. Mary’s (5-2) took a double-digit lead after Dellavedova hit a 3-pointer with 17 minutes left in the game to give the Gaels a 49-37 lead.
Mustangs forward Chris Eversley had a career-high 25 points, had six rebounds, and was 8-for-9 from the free throw. Brian Bennett was the only other Cal Poly player to reach double-digits with 10 points.
Drake U’u came off the bench to score eight points and record four assists. Reese Morgan scored nine points by going 3 for 3 from beyond the arc before fouling out with 5:32 remaining in the game.
Brad Waldow had 17 points and five rebounds for the Gaels, as four out of five starters for St. Mary’s were in double-digits and the team shot 64 percent from the field.
The Mustangs shot above 50 percent for the first time all season, making 25 out of 48 shots from the floor, but were outrebounded 22-14 and had 15 fewer free throw attempts than St. Mary’s.
Cal Poly plays next Saturday at home against Menlo College at 7 p.m.