Saint Mary's uses big second half to beat San Jose St 81-64
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) Jock Landale scored 24 points and didn't miss a shot until there was 6:49 remaining, and No. 15 Saint Mary's beat Bay Area neighbor San Jose State 81-64 on Tuesday night.
Landale is shooting 75 percent (36 of 48) over his first four games for the Gaels (4-0), who followed up a 61-57 victory Saturday at Dayton with another impressive win. He went 9 for 10 and also had seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.
Emmett Naar added 16 points for Saint Mary's.
Landale has emerged as a force in the low post as senior starting forward Dane Pineau continues to deal with lower back issues that have limited him so far this season, with coach Randy Bennett remaining cautious. Pineau didn't play at all for the first time in four games.