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Samhan, Saint Mary's defeat Santa Clara 74-62

Feb 5, 2010 - 6:45 AM MORAGA, Calif.(AP) -- Omar Samhan had 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots, Mickey McConnell added 17 points and Saint Mary's overcame a sluggish first half to beat Santa Clara 74-62 on Thursday night.

Clint Steindl scored 12 points and matched his career high with four 3-pointers for the Gaels (20-3, 7-1 West Coast Conference), who remained tied for the conference lead with No. 17 Gonzaga.

Marc Trasolini had 18 points and five rebounds for Santa Clara (9-16, 1-7)).

The Broncos led late in the first half but were outscored 20-6 to start the second half and lost to the Gaels for the fourth straight time.