Beau Levesque scored 16 points and Brad Waldow added 15 with 13 rebounds as Saint Mary's defeated Drake 67-63 Saturday night at McKeon Pavilion.

The Gaels (4-0) opened the game on a 16-6 run and led by as much as 16 early in the second half before Drake surged back.

A 3-pointer to make the score 63-60, but Levesque and Jordan Giusti each hit two late free throws to hold off the Bulldogs (2-1).

"We haven't learned to finish people off. We didn't tonight. Some of that is Drake did a great job of hanging in there, playing right, changing defenses and things like that," Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said. "Part of it is we don't have that mentality yet. We don't play every possession right. We're immature still, and we've got to get through that. That's why I'm not as excited as I would think I would be."

Waldow had a career-high five blocks and was one of four Gaels to score in double figures.

Northern Illinois 60, San Jose State 59: Jaleel Williams led four Spartans in double figures with 13 points, but SJSU couldn't get the go-ahead score down the stretch at the NIU Invitational. SJSU never trailed by more than six points in the final three minutes, and cut the deficit to one on Isaac Thornton's three-pointer with 0.8 seconds left. The Spartans were unable to get the steal as time expired.

"These kids are right on the cusp of doing some special things," coach Dave Wojcik said. "I just feel for them right now. We have to be more patient on our offensive end and make our free throws to be successful. I talked to them about playing hard and competing at a high level."

D.J. Brown scored 12 points and Jalen James and Rashad Muhammad scored 11 each for SJSU (0-3) which faces James Madison on Sunday.

Cal State Fullerton 86, Santa Clara 73: Santa Clara (2-1) put together a 15-4 run to cut the lead to 13 with 1:35 left, but the Titans prevailed in their home opener. Brandon Clark scored 23 points to lead the Broncos but was only 7 of 22 from the field.

Ohio State 52, Marquette 35: Shannon Scott scored 13 points and sparked a decisive second-half run, and the No. 10 Buckeyes (3-0) ended the Golden Eagles' 27-game home winning streak, second-longest in the nation.

Wisconsin 69, Green Bay 66: Frank Kaminsky scored 16 points and Sam Dekker added 13 to help rally the No. 20 Badgers (3-0).

Colorado 94, Jackson State 70: Askia Booker led seven Colorado players in double figures with 15 points in the first meeting between the schools.

Women

Saint Mary's 90, Butler 86: Lauren Nicholson and Danielle Mauldin scored 23 points apiece as the Gaels (2-1) prevailed in overtime in Indianapolis. Nicholson, whose previous career high was 13 points, also grabbed eight rebounds. Mauldin led all rebounders with nine.

Notre Dame 96, Valparaiso 46: Jewell Loyd scored 22 points, Lindsay Allen had 15 for the No. 6 Fighting Irish. Notre Dame (3-0) forced 24 turnovers.

Wire services contributed to this report.