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Ford, Fitts lead Saint Mary's past McNeese 87-65

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Jordan Ford scored 23 points with five assists, Malik Fitts had a double-double and Saint Mary's pulled away from McNeese State for an 87-65 win on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Fitts, in his first game after transferring from South Florida and redshirting, had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Ford and Fitts combined to make 16 of 26 shots, with Fitts hitting three 3-pointers. Elijah Thomas hit four 3s and scored 12 points.

The Gaels, coming off the first 30-win season in school history, shot 53 percent, including 13 of 31 from 3-point range.

A 10-0 run in the middle of the first half put Saint Mary's up by 12. It was 34-23 at the half and after the Cowboys closed within eight early in the second half, a 13-0 run by the Gaels broke it open.

Malik Hines had 26 points for McNeese State, on 11 of 14 shooting. The rest of the Cowboys were 16 of 45.

Heath Schroyer was making his debut as the McNeese State head coach.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Roydell Brown made layup 0.0
  Offensive rebound by Roydell Brown 0.0
  James Harvey missed 3-pt. jump shot 1.0
+ 2 Jock Perry made layup, assist by Tommy Kuhse 22.0
+ 2 Malik Hines made jump shot 39.0
+ 3 Quinn Clinton made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dan Fotu 1:02
  Offensive rebound by Dan Fotu 1:10
  Jock Perry missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:12
  Defensive rebound by Alex Mudronja 1:21
  Roydell Brown missed layup 1:23
+ 3 Dan Fotu made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Alex Mudronja 1:37
Team Stats
Points 65 87
Field Goals 27-59 (45.8%) 32-60 (53.3%)
3-Pointers 4-14 (28.6%) 13-31 (41.9%)
Free Throws 7-12 (58.3%) 10-13 (76.9%)
Total Rebounds 33 32
Offensive 11 8
Defensive 19 24
Team 3 0
Assists 10 17
Steals 2 10
Blocks 0 2
Turnovers 13 5
Fouls 13 18
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 6 REB
23 PTS, 1 REB, 5 AST
12T
away team logo McNeese State 0-1 234265
home team logo Saint Mary's 1-0 345387
Team Stats
away team logo McNeese State 0-1 69.3 PPG 36.9 RPG 13.8 APG
home team logo Saint Mary's 1-0 72.4 PPG 37.2 RPG 10.0 APG
Key Players
0
M. Hines C 9.9 PPG 4.7 RPG 1.5 APG 56.7 FG%
3
J. Ford G 21.1 PPG 2.8 RPG 2.5 APG 48.9 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Hines C 26 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
J. Ford G 23 PTS 1 REB 5 AST
45.8 FG% 53.3
28.6 3PT FG% 41.9
58.3 FT% 76.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Hines 26 6 0 11/14 1/1 3/5 3 29 1 0 2 4 2
R. Brown 12 13 2 5/11 0/1 2/4 1 37 0 0 2 4 9
J. Harvey 10 3 2 4/12 2/6 0/0 0 38 0 0 3 2 1
W. Robinson 7 1 0 2/10 1/3 2/3 3 31 0 0 1 1 0
K. Hunt 6 3 4 3/6 0/2 0/0 3 27 0 0 3 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Hines 26 6 0 11/14 1/1 3/5 3 29 1 0 2 4 2
R. Brown 12 13 2 5/11 0/1 2/4 1 37 0 0 2 4 9
J. Harvey 10 3 2 4/12 2/6 0/0 0 38 0 0 3 2 1
W. Robinson 7 1 0 2/10 1/3 2/3 3 31 0 0 1 1 0
K. Hunt 6 3 4 3/6 0/2 0/0 3 27 0 0 3 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Kennedy 4 2 0 2/4 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 1 0 2
T. Touchet 0 1 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 18 1 0 0 0 1
A. Brown 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Greenwood 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 9 0 0 1 0 1
R. Laku - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Foley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Lawson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hutchinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Harrell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 65 30 10 27/59 4/14 7/12 13 200 2 0 13 11 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Ford 23 1 5 9/14 1/4 4/4 0 34 2 0 0 1 0
E. Thomas 12 4 1 4/5 4/5 0/0 2 27 2 0 0 0 4
T. Krebs 8 3 1 3/9 1/6 1/1 2 30 0 0 1 0 3
J. Hunter 4 4 0 1/2 0/0 2/4 4 13 1 1 1 3 1
K. Clark 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Ford 23 1 5 9/14 1/4 4/4 0 34 2 0 0 1 0
E. Thomas 12 4 1 4/5 4/5 0/0 2 27 2 0 0 0 4
T. Krebs 8 3 1 3/9 1/6 1/1 2 30 0 0 1 0 3
J. Hunter 4 4 0 1/2 0/0 2/4 4 13 1 1 1 3 1
K. Clark 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Fitts 19 12 3 7/12 3/6 2/2 2 27 2 0 0 2 10
J. Perry 11 2 1 4/6 2/3 1/2 3 19 0 0 2 0 2
T. Kuhse 4 1 4 2/6 0/3 0/0 0 20 1 0 0 0 1
Q. Clinton 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Fotu 3 2 1 1/2 1/1 0/0 0 6 0 1 0 2 0
A. Mudronja 0 1 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 4 1 0 1 0 1
M. Tass 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 7 0 0 0 0 2
A. Menzies - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sheets - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Zoriks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 87 32 17 32/60 13/31 10/13 18 200 10 2 5 8 24