Allen, Samhan lead Saint Mary's by San Diego 61-49Feb 19, 2010 - 6:17 AM SAN DIEGO(AP) -- Ben Allen scored 16 points and Omar Samhan had a double-double as Saint Mary's snapped a two-game losing streak with a 61-49 victory over San Diego on Thursday night.
Saint Mary's (22-5, 9-3 West Coast Conference) pulled within one-half game of the conference lead behind No. 13 Gonzaga, which lost 74-66 at Loyola Marymount.
Samhan, the WCC's leading scorer at 21.5 points per game, scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds, his 17th double-double of the season. Samhan, who is also the league's top rebounder, made just 4 of 15 shots.
Brandon Johnson scored 15 points to lead San Diego (9-19, 2-10), which lost its fifth straight and has dropped 10 of 11. The Toreros shot 37.7 percent and were outrebounded 39-25.
Mickey McConnell scored 13 points and Matthew Dellavedova had 12 for Saint Mary's, which won despite shooting 40.8 percent.
- NCAA BB
SAINT MARYS CA 61
SAN DIEGO 49 FINAL
Feb 19 12:58 AM
- NCAA BB
SAINT MARYS CA 31
SAN DIEGO 29 HALFTIME
Feb 18 11:56 PM
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