Ford leads Saint Mary's over Pepperdine 78-69

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Ford scored 26 points and made three assists, Malik Fitts added 18 points with seven rebounds and Saint Mary's beat Pepperdine 78-69 on Saturday.

The Gaels (16-4, 3-2 West Coast Conference) shot 53% from long distance (9 of 17) and 52% percent overall (29 of 56).

Tanner Krebbs scored 17 points and Alex Ducas added 10.

Colbey Ross grabbed seven rebounds, made six assists and scored 24 points for Pepperdine (9-10, 2-3), which shot 20% (4 of 20) from beyond the arc. Kameron Edwards scored 17 points with nine rebounds and Skylar Chavez had 10 points.

Saint Mary's faces San Francisco at home on Thursday. Pepperdine faces Santa Clara on the road on Thursday.

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