Saint Mary’s 77, Weber St. 54

Rob Jones had 20 points and 13 rebounds Friday night, lifting

Saint Mary’s to a 77-54 victory over Weber State as the Gaels

improved their resume for the NCAA tournament selection committee

with their 25th win of the season.

Mickey McConnell added 15 points and eight assists for Saint

Mary’s (25-8), while Clint Steindl had 13 points, all in the first

half.

Trevor Morris, playing in his school-record 121st career game,

led Weber State (18-13) with 13 points.

The Gaels used a 20-2 run to build a 36-20 lead with just over 4

minutes left in the first half. Steindl, who came off the bench for

the third straight game after losing his starting job to Stephen

Holt, made nine points during the run, hitting a trio of

3-pointers.

The game, a late addition to the regular-season schedule, came

after both teams had been eliminated from their conference

tournaments.