SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Jordan Ford scored 24 points and Saint Mary’s defeated Fresno State 68-58 on Wednesday night for the Gaels’ third straight win.
Saint Mary’s scored 23 points off turnovers and had a 28-18 advantage in points in the paint.
The Gaels led 33-27 at halftime and led by as many as 13 early in the second half.
Saint Mary’s now leads the series 20-18. The previous meeting between the programs that are 179 miles apart was in 2008.
Saint Mary's faces Lehigh at home on Saturday. Fresno State takes on Cal State Northridge on the road on Nov. 30.
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