MORAGA, Calif. -- Brad Waldow scored 18 points to lead Saint Mary's as they easily defeated Murray State 89-64 in the Shamrock Classic Saturday night.
James Walker III and Stephen Holt each added 16 points in a game that wasn't really close from the start.Saint Mary's (6-0) quickly jumped out to a 30-12 lead the first half. They pushed their halftime lead to 49-27, shooting a blistering 51.6 percent (16-31) that included six 3-pointers. The Gaels quickly eliminated any though of a comeback by extending their lead to 30 points before the first media timeout in the second half.Murray State (2-5) did itself no favors by turning the ball over 17 times compared to nine by the Gaels. St Maries capitalized, scoring 33 points off those errors.Jarvis Williams led the Racers with 16 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Jeffrey Moss added 14 points, and Cameron Payne scored 12.