MORAGA, Calif. -- For the second straight game, a solid first half gave way to a not-so-stellar second as Saint Mary's lost 75-65 to No. 25 Utah State in a Sears BracketBusters game at McKeon Pavilion on Saturday.
The loss was Saint Mary's first in 14 games at home this season, and it capped a rough week for the Gaels after a loss at San Diego on Wednesday.
"We were good defensively the first half and not good defensively the second half. Tale of two halves," Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said. "We played well the first half. We didn't play well the second half. Why? I'm not sure why."