MORAGA, Calif. (AP) -Ben Allen had career highs of 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, freshman Matthew Dellavedova added 19 points and Saint Mary's beat New Mexico State 100-68 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Wayne Hunter scored 19 points and Omar Samhan added 12 points and five rebounds for the Gaels, who were playing their first game without Patty Mills, the stellar point guard from Australia who left for the NBA following his sophomore season last year.
Hamidu Rahman had a career-high 22 points and eight rebounds for New Mexico State, which shot just 37 percent in the first half and trailed by as much as 31.
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