March 9, 2013
(Las Vegas, NV) - The USD Toreros impressive run at the 2013 WCC Basketball Championships came to an end with tonight's hard-fought 69-66 overtime loss to the 23rd ranked Saint Mary's Gaels. The Toreros were in control of the contest for most of the evening, but Matthew Dellavedova converted a three from the left corner with ten seconds left to knot the score at 62-all. Johnny Dee's three-point attempt before the regulation buzzer was just off the mark. USD closes out the 2012-13 campaign with a 16-18 record and say goodbye to three fourth-year seniors - Chris Manresa, Cameron Miles and Ken Rancifer.
In overtime John Sinis gave USD a brief 64-62 lead on a lay-in, but the SMC Gaels answered with a 6-0 run and four-point advantage at 68-64 with 2:37 to go. A Chris Manresa dunk pulled USD to within two points at the 2:13 mark, but neither team would score again until the Gaels' Stephen Holt made the first of two free throws with 13 ticks left. Dee's final three-point attempt with eight seconds left missed and the Gaels escaped to play No. 1 ranked Gonzaga in the title game on Monday.
USD jumped out to a great start with a 20-6 lead, and were still up ten at 22-12 with 8:16 to go. On the strength of back-to-back layups by Mitchell Young, Saint Mary's would pull within one at 24-23 with 2:05 left. USD's Christopher Anderson would close out the half with a lay-in of his own for a 29-26 intermission lead.
In the second half USD continued to battle at both ends of the floor and still held an 8 point lead (50-42) with eight minutes to go, but Saint Mary's would use a 11-2 run to take their first lead of the game at 53-52 on a tip-in by Beau Levesque with 4:35 to go. Ken Rancifer connected on a huge three-pointer with 1:12 left for a 60-59 lead, and John Sinis converted two free throws with 17 seconds left for a 62-59 advantage. That set the table for Matthew Dellavedova who buried his three-pointer from the left side to knot the score at 62-all. Dee had a good luck at the end of regulation, but his three was off the mark.
Saint Mary's outrebounded the Toreros 48-31 with 23 of their boards coming on the offensive end. They outscored USD 21-11 on 2nd chance points. Dee led USD with 18 points, while Christopher Anderson chipped in with 11 points and 9 assists. Chris Manresa pulled down 13 boards, and Jito Kok added two more blocked shots to tie USD's all-time single season mark of 55 (Dondi Bell, '88-89).Saint Mary's was paced by Brad Waldow (23 points, 16 rebounds) and Beau Levesque (19 points).
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