11th-seeded Saint Mary's battles No. 6-seeded Memphis in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday. It gets started at 2:45 p.m. ET and you can see it on CBS. The Gaels have not played the Tigers since the 2004-05 season, when they lost 81-66.
The 22 points and six rebounds by Matthew Dellavedova helped the Gaels to a 67-54 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Mar. 19. He paces the team in points per game with 16.0, and assists per game with 6.4. In a 91-79 victory over Southern Miss on Mar. 16, Chris Crawford put up 23 points and six assists for the Tigers. He is averaging 10.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. When considering the Four Factors, Memphis performs well in effective field goal percentage at 53.2. This ranks second in the conference and 30th in the country.
StatSmack! Saint Mary's is better than Memphis
Saint Mary's has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (79.9 percent to 78.5 percent).