No. 20 Saint Mary's pulls away from Portland
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Jock Landale had 13 points and 10 rebounds and No. 20 Saint Mary's overcame its worst shooting game of the season to beat Portland 51-41 on Thursday night.
The Gaels (22-2, 12-1 West Coast Conference) used an 11-2 run midway through the second half to erase a 29-28 deficit and set up Saturday's duel with unbeaten and top-ranked Gonzaga at McKeon Pavilion.
Emmett Naar added 11 points and Joe Rahon scored 10 for the Gaels, who shot 14 for 18 from the free throw line in the second half after not attempting a foul shot in the opening 20 minutes.
The Gaels' 51 points matched their season low. They shot 30.6 percent (15 for 49) after starting 3 for 16.
Jazz Johnson scored 10 points for the last-place Pilots (9-16, 2-11), who lost their 11th straight game. Portland shot just 26 percent in the second half, when it scored only 19 points.