Ford scored seven points and Fitts added four in a 13-2 opening run and Saint Mary's never trailed. Isaiah Wright's layup with 12:29 to play pulled San Diego within eight but the Gaels scored 14 of the next 18 points and led by at least 13 the rest of the way.
Isaiah Pineiro had 19 points and eight rebounds while Wright scored 15 for the Toreros (13-7, 2-3).
Saint Mary's used a 12-4 advantage on the offensive glass to outscore San Diego 17-2 in second-chance points.
Northwestern hopes to challenge No. 7 Maryland again
Northwestern has struggled this season, but when the Wildcats travel to Big Ten leader and No. 7-ranked Maryland on Tuesday, they'll meet a team they had on the ropes for most of the game earlier this season in Evanston, Ill.
West Virginia looks for turnaround vs. Oklahoma State
No. 17 West Virginia will look to get back on track after a brutal stretch when it hosts Oklahoma State on Tuesday in Morgantown, W.Va.
ACC: Student-athletes should be allowed one-time transfer exemption
The Atlantic Coast Conference has decided to support a one-time transfer for student-athletes across all sports.