Junior guard Kerry Carter led Saint Mary's with a career-high 19 points, all in the first half, and the Gaels coasted past NAIA member William Jessup 84-46 on Monday night in Moraga.

Saint Mary's (12-4) shot 55 percent from the floor, including 11 of 24 (46 percent) from beyond the arc. Treaven Duffy had 13 points and Brad Waldow and Eividas Petrulis added 11 for Saint Mary's.

William Jessup (6-10) got 11 points from Caleb Richey and was held to 27 percent shooting, hitting just 7 of 27 on 3-pointers.

After trailing 5-0, Saint Mary's went on a 23-4 run en route to a 36-20 halftime lead. An 18-0 run by the Gaels in the second half sealed the rout.

Saint Mary's point guard Stephen Holt, who ranked 12th in the country at 37.4 minutes per game entering Monday, got the night off to rest.

Saint Mary's extended its home winning streak against nonconference opponents to 27 games.

Assists record: The small Iowa school that produced 138-point scorer Jack Taylor has set another NCAA record. Division III Grinnell College player Patrick Maher broke the NCAA record with 37 assists in a 164-144 victory over College of Faith. Maher snapped the record of 34 set by Grinnell assistant coach David N. Arseneault in 2007.

Taylor put Grinnell on the national map with 138 points against Faith Baptist Bible on Nov. 20, 2012. Taylor didn't play Monday because of a lower-back injury.


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Men's poll: Arizona is No. 1 in The Associated Press men's poll for the fifth straight week, with Syracuse, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State remaining the next four teams. Wichita State was sixth, followed by Baylor, Villanova, Iowa State and Florida.

Duke, which lost at Notre Dame, dropped to No. 16, the first time the Blue Devils are out of the top 10 since December 2007.

Oregon fell from 10th to 17th after suffering its first loss, to Colorado, which jumped from 20th to 15th.

Women's poll: Connecticut remained No. 1, followed by Notre Dame, Duke, Stanford, Louisville, Maryland, Baylor, Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina in the top 10.

Cal, which was 23rd last week, moved up to 19th.