Tim Williams made all but one of his nine shots from the field, scoring 23 points as Saint Mary's defeated Point Loma Nazarene 101-69 at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga on Thursday.
Matthew Dellavedova scored 18 points, Mickey McConnell 14 and Kenton Walker II 10 for the Gaels (3-0).
Hayden Lescault made 9 of his 13 shots, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, and scored 22 points to lead the NAIA Sea Lions (2-2), for whom the game counted as an exhibition. No other Point Loma player reached double figures.
The Gaels were hot from the floor, shooting 56.5 percent (35 of 62), making 12 of 30 3-pointers and hitting 19 of 22 free throws. They also had a 47-29 rebounding edge over the Sea Lions, who shot 40.0 percent (26 of 65).
Top 25 highlights: Freshman Talib Zanna had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 5 Pittsburgh past Maryland 79-70 in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic semifinals at Madison Square Garden. The Panthers (4-0) will face Texas (3-0) in the title game after the Longhorns dispatched No. 13 Illinois (3-1) 90-84 in overtime. Texas scored the first eight points of overtime, with freshman Tristan Thompson (20 points) scoring four of them ... No. 3 Kansas State (3-0) struggled so much in a 76-67 win over Presbyterian that coach Frank Martin said he's "getting ready to ruin" his players' social lives. ... Preseason All-America freshman Harrison Barnes had 19 points in 20 minutes as No. 8 North Carolina (2-0) routed Hofstra 107-63 in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
West highlights: Derrick Williams had 27 points and 14 rebounds, and Arizona (2-0) overcame a 5-for-22 shooting night from behind the arc to beat New Mexico State 83-57.
Michigan State: Coach Tom Izzo, who vowed he would be a "lifer" at the school after turning down a chance last summer to coach in the NBA, received a $500,000 raise in a newly amended contract that lifted his annual earnings to $3.49 million and is allowed to use a private plane for up to 25 hours each year.
Saint Mary's 70, Drake 46: Jasmine Smith led three Gaels in double-figures with 23 points, and Saint Mary's (2-1) shot 60.7 percent from the field in the second half to win on the road.
The Gaels scored the first six points of the second half to extend a 29-23 lead and led 70-42 after Danielle Mauldin's three-point play late in the second half. Louella Tomlinson had 13 points, six rebounds and seven blocks for Saint Mary's.
Top 25 highlights: Darxia Morris scored five points in the second overtime and came up with a big steal to help visiting No. 15 UCLA (3-0) beat No. 12 Notre Dame (2-1) 86-83 in South Bend, Ind. ... Angie Bjorklund's 26 points and six 3-pointers helped host No. 4 Tennessee (3-0) beat Virginia 85-73 despite a sluggish effort. ... Player of the Year candidate Jasmine Thomas had 16 points and five assists to lead No. 6 Duke (3-0) to a 75-62 win at Auburn.