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Saint Mary's moves on in NIT, beats Washington 85-81

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) 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.

Washington freshman Jaylen Nowell answered with a deep 3 to pull to 82-79 at 33.5 but Saint Mary's worked the clock down to 12.8 before Ford sealed it with two free throws.

Ford scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half. Evan Fitzner added a season-high 20 points off the bench for Saint Mary's (30-5) and Emmett Naar had 12 assists.

Noah Dickerson had 22 points and nine rebounds for Washington (21-13), which lost to Saint Mary's for the first time. Matisse Thybulle moved into second in Pac-12 history for single-season steals, tying Gary Payton with 101.

Thybulle's steal and fast-break dunk got Washington within 75-72 and after Saint Mary's two free throws, Dickerson spun his defender on the baseline for a two-handed dunk.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OT2OTT
away team logo 5 Washington 21-13 1322182881
home team logo 1 Saint Mary's 30-5 2021261885
Team Stats
away team logo 5 Washington 21-13 68.3 PPG 35 RPG 10.3 APG
home team logo 1 Saint Mary's 30-5 84.0 PPG 35 RPG 12.3 APG
Key Players
5
J. Nowell 17.0 PPG 2.7 RPG 2.7 APG 57.1 FG%
3
J. Ford 28.7 PPG 1.7 RPG 4.3 APG 54.9 FG%
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
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Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
Starters
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
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Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB