Just getting to Cedar Falls, Iowa, was tough enough.
On Sunday, Saint Mary's lost 82-75 to Northern Iowa in a game that was postponed for a day after the Gaels arrived late to Iowa because of a storm.
Jorden Page led all scorers with 26 points for the Gaels (8-3), who had won four in a row.
Page scored 13 points in each half, but he was the only Gaels player to reach double figures for the game.
Jordan Giusti scored a career-high eight points, all in the second half.
Saint Mary's shot 50 percent from the field but was 8 for 17 from the free-throw line for a season-low 47.1 percent.
Seth Tuttle scored 18 points for the Panthers (7-5), and Jake Koch added 16 points and nine rebounds.
The Panthers took the lead for good just before halftime when Marc Sonnen made a 3-pointer for a 32-29 lead.
The Gaels climbed within 48-47 on Beau Levesque's layup, but the Panthers went on a 10-2 run over the next three minutes.
Mississippi 85, USF 78: Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Rebels (9-2) past the Dons (5-6) in a Diamond Head Classic consolation-round game in Honolulu.
The Rebels rallied from a
Cody Doolin led the Dons with 20 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. USF shot 60.7 percent in the first half, but just 40.7 percent after halftime.
USF will face East Tennessee State in the seventh-place game Tuesday.
Arizona 69, Miami 50: Mark Lyons scored 19 points as the fourth-ranked Wildcats romped past the Hurricanes (8-2) at the Diamond Head Classic.
Nick Johnson had 12 points, and Kevin Parrom added 11 for Arizona, which took a 14-point lead toward the end of the first half and pulled further away in the second, dominating on rebounds and spreading its offense among several players.
Miami went scoreless for a four-minute stretch of the second half. Arizona scored 10 points during the run to take a 26-point lead with less than three minutes remaining.
Kenny Kadji led the Hurricanes (8-2) with 19 points, taking nearly half of his team's shots.
Arizona will face San Diego State in the championship game Tuesday. Miami and Indiana State will play for third place.
San Diego State 62, Indiana State 55: Jamaal Franklin had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the No. 18 Aztecs (11-1) past the Sycamores (6-4) in the Diamond Head Classic.
Chase Tapley added 13 points for the Aztecs, who won despite poor shooting from the 3-point range and the free-throw line.
San Diego State shot less than 24 percent (4 of 17) from long distance and 64 percent (18 of 28) from the line.
"We need games like that for later on," Tapley said. "It gives us good experience."
San Diego State pulled ahead for good during a seven-point run that included five consecutive points from Tapley.
With less than five minutes to play, Tapley drove to the basket and was stopped by Jake Odum, who was called for a flagrant foul.
Tapley made two free throws and a quick 3-pointer on the ensuing possession, giving the Aztecs a 51-44 lead. The Sycamores got no closer than three points after that.
"Every trip down the floor seemed like a big possession," San Diego State coach Steve Fisher said. "Both teams came up empty at times."