St Marys - Jackson State

Inside the boxscore: St. Mary’s 120, Jackson State 67

1. For as much as a blowout as this was, imagine the game without Dudrecous Nelson. He scored 27 of Jackson State's 67 points, and had four of their seven assists. The transfer from Ole Miss had to sit out the first semester, but in his second game back he gave Jackson State at least a slimmer of hope that things will improve from their six win season (vs Division I teams) from a year ago.

2. Senior Matthew Dellavedova had his second straight 31-point game. And he's scored those 62 points off of a crazy efficient 24 shots, making 9-13 2s (69%), 10-13 3s (77%), and 14-15 FTs (93%). He's now averaging 19.8 points per game and has made 49% of his 3s and 93% of his free throws.

3. St. Mary's won by 53, but played their 3rd straight game without starter Stephen Holt, the team's second leading scorer.

4. St. Mary's had their highest assist total since beating Chicago State in November, 2010 (and the Gaels were one point shy of their single game scoring record set that same night). But while the assist total was impressive, it was also driven by making so many shots. It was only their 2nd best game this year in terms of assist %. In their road loss at Georgia Tech they had 13 assists on 17 made baskets.

5. The Gaels scored 120 points in 76 possessions, or 1.58 per possession. This is the most efficient offense St. Mary's has had since per-possession data became available in 2000. Their previous record (1.56) was established two games ago against Cal Poly.

Quantcast