The Tigers led by 7 with just 1:04 remaining, but the Gaels staged a furious comeback to set up Dellavedova’s potential game-winning shot in the final seconds. Joe Jackson paced Memphis with 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Brad Waldow scored a game-high 17 points for St. Mary’s.
Memphis advances to play Michigan State in the round of 32.
Tom McCarthy and Kelly Tripucka called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Waldow climbs the ladder in the early going)
(Waldow at it again, as St. Mary’s takes an 11-9 lead)
(Jackson heats from outside as Memphis goes on 10-0 run)
(Black muscles it in as the Tigers extend their lead, 27-13)
(Stephens with an emphatic slam to put Memphis back up eight)
(Petrulis keeps Gaels alive with three, before Memphis turns it over)
(Tigers survive as Dellavedova launches airball at the buzzer)
(Postgame interview with Memphis’ Joe Jackson)
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