Matthew Dellavedova, who hit the buzzer-beater to beat BYU in Provo, is 3 for 8 from the field for eight ponits. Beau Levesque also has eight for SMC.
The Cougars couldn't have asked for a better start. With the Gaels misfiring from 3-point range on their end, the Cougars took it to the basket early and jumped to a 13-6 lead on a Davies jumper with 14:22 left in the first half.
But Brad Waldow had a putback basket, Levesque made a three-point play, and Dellavedova nailed a fadeaway over Nate Austin to get SMC back quickly.
The lead see-sawed from there, but the Gaels got into the bonus at the eight-minute mark, when team fouls were 7-2 against BYU, and stayed in it despite going more than six minutes without a field goal.
Davies' inside shot over Kyle Rowley gave the Cougars a 25-22 lead with five minutes left in the half.
Dellavedova's 3-pointer broke the Gaels' field-goal drought with 3:35 left, but Raul Delgado answered the trey for BYU.