What to know: The WCC treats the top two seeds like royalty in the conference tournament. Saint Mary's enters this game well rested and not having played for a week. The Dons are now going on their third night in three games after upsetting the number four seed Loyola Marymount Lions last night. The Gael's are led by one of the more underrated point guards in the country in Matthew Dellavedova who averages 15.4 points per game and 6.5 assists a game. Dellavedova and forward Rob Jones are the anchors of the team. Saint Mary's will most likely be without guard Stephen Holt who averages 10.4 points per game. The Gael's aren't the most athletic team around, but Coach Bennett has them playing unselfishly, smart, and careful basketball. They pass the ball well and take care of it when they do, averaging 12 turnovers as a team. The Don's rely heavily on defense and traps, but Dellavedova is a crafty Australian who doesn't get tripped up too often.
Who is going to win: The Dons are going on their third night in three games, but they are also playing with nothing to lose. Even if the Gaels lose tonight will make it into March Madness as an at-large bid. Even though Saint Mary's lost three of their final six games entering the tournament, they beat the Dons twice during conference play. San Francisco excels against teams that are a little more loose with the ball, but Saint Mary's isn't one of those teams. Look for the restful legs and the smart basketball to carry the Gaels to victory.