The Toreros of the University of San Diego were riding high going into their game with St. Mary's on Thursday night. They felt a lot worse after being embarrassed by the nationally ranked Gaels 65-42.
The Gaels jumped out to an early 13-2 lead, and never looked back before a sellout crowd at the Jenny Craig Pavillion. Australian Olympian Patrick Mills scored ten of his twelve points in the first half, as St. Mary's led 32-14 at the break. Center Omar Samhan finished with sixteen points, and eleven rebounds to lead the Gaels, who extended their winning streak to fifteen straight games.
De'Jon Jackson had 15 points for USD, as their WCC record fell to 4-1. The Toreros are 12-8 overall. They've got a difficult trip next weekend to the Northwest that includes a matchup with Gonzaga on January 31st.