COL BKB: St. Mary's 87, Pepperdine 48

Feb. 28, 2013 at 1:37 AM

MALIBU, Calif., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Matthew Dellavedova scored 25 points Wednesday and No. 23 Saint Mary's allowed only 13 successful shots from the field to defeat Pepperdine 87-48.

The Gaels stormed to a 36-19 halftime lead and did not let up while winning for the 25th time this season.

Dellavedova went 5-of-8 from 3-point range and Stephen Holt came off the bench to add 13 points. Saint Mary's is 25-5 for the season and 13-2 in West Coast Conference play.

Second-ranked Gonzaga has already clinched the league's regular-season title, having handed the Gael's their only two conference losses.

Pepperdine (12-16, 4-11) went 13-of-53 from the field and was only 4-of-20 from long range. The Waves were led by 12 points from Stacy Davis.

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