Rankings and Ratings
Names to know:
Matthew Dellavedova (15.8 ppg, 6.4 apg), Stephen Holt (11.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg), Beau Levesque (10.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 47.4% 3PT) Full
Team stats How'd they get here?
The Gaels needed an at-large bid after losing in the WCC tournament finals to Gonzaga. Outlook:
St. Mary’s is one of the most efficient teams in the country on offense, and much of that credit falls on their point guard, senior Matthew Dellavedova. Delly might be the best point guard in the country at reading the pick and roll, both when he’s looking for scoring and trying to set up teammates. The key is secondary scoring options. When guys like Holt, Levesque and Brad Waldow are threats, St. Mary’s can be dangerous. They’ll struggle against teams with size or athleticism, especially if Jorden Page (who injured his knee in the WCC final) is out, but with the right matchup, they can reach the second weekend.