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.
Keion Brooks Jr. returning for sophomore season at Kentucky
Forward Keion Brooks Jr., who made six starts last season for Kentucky, said he will return for his sophomore season and not enter the NBA draft.
Ex-Bruins great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives 900 safety goggles to UCLA
Former UCLA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar donated 900 pairs of safety goggles to UCLA Health on Tuesday.
Dayton's Obi Toppin wins Wooden Award to complete sweep
Dayton Flyers forward Obi Toppin capped his magical sophomore season Tuesday, when he was announced as the winner of the John R. Wooden Award over Iowa's Luka Garza. Toppin also won the Naismith and Associated Press national player of the year awards.