Sedrick Barfield scored 19 points and had three of Utah's four 3-pointers in overtime and the Utes beat Saint Mary's 67-58 on Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden.
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Jordan Ford made a wide open 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds to go and Saint Mary's won its program-record 30th game of the season with an 85-81 victory over Washington on Monday night to reach the NIT quarterfinals.
Jock Landale scored 26 points on 11-of-15 shooting for his 20th 20-plus game of the season and Saint Mary's made 13 3-pointers in an 89-45 rout of Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday night in an NIT opener.
USC, Notre Dame, Baylor and Saint Mary's, snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee, are the No. 1 seeds for the National Invitation Tournament.
Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis and Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett told ESPN on Sunday that the new quadrant system makes it more difficult for mid-majors to make the NCAA tournament.
Yoeli Childs scored a career-high 33 points to lead BYU over No. 20 Saint Mary's 85-72 in Monday night's West Coast Conference Tournament semifinals.
The final regular-season look at Power Rankings looks nothing like the first one, that's for sure. We look back and some hits and misses -- yeah, don't remind us about Arizona State being No. 1 -- and peek toward the madness ahead.
Jock Landale had 17 points and 19 rebounds, and No. 22 Saint Mary's withstood a scare from Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference quarterfinals Saturday night, holding on for a 69-66 victory.
Jock Landale had 19 points and eight rebounds in his final home game, and No. 22 Saint Mary's beat Santa Clara 67-40 on Saturday.
Jordan Ford had 18 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, and No. 22 Saint Mary's rolled to a 75-61 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday night.
Jock Landale had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 15 Saint Mary's rebounded from a pair of losses with a 73-61 victory over Portland on Saturday night.
Frankie Ferrari made a key 3-pointer as part of a big San Francisco run late in the second half, and then added a clinching layup with 58.5 seconds remaining, and the Dons held on to beat No. 15 Saint Mary's 70-63 on Thursday.
Shouldn't the Spartans take over the top spot after they beat Purdue and after Villanova and Virginia lost? Not so fast. Michigan State's body of work doesn't compare to its elite competition.