The St. Mary’s Gaels find themselves in a tough battle in the opening semifinal game of the 2011 West Coast Conference tournament. Saint Mary’s heads into halftime leading the Santa Clara Broncos 31-29. The game got off to a slow start with neither side getting into double digit scoring until the 10:21 mark. The Broncos led 26-22 with under three minutes to go, but the Gaels used a 9-3 run to close out the half with the two point lead.
Santa Clara has seen 22 of their 29 points come from Marc Trasolini and Kevin Foster. Four different players have scored six or more points for St. Mary’s, led by seven from Matthew Dellavedova. WCC Player of the year Mickey McConnell has scored four points and dished out four assists.
The winner of this game will advance to face the winner of Gonzaga and San Francisco tomorrow night at 6:00pm pacific on ESPN. The Dons and Bulldogs will tip approximately thirty minutes after this game ends.