St Mirren senior men advanced to the next round of the Scottish Cup with a resounding 92-53 victory over Glasgow University last weekend.

Saints have good recent form in the tournament having lifted the trophy in 2016.

The Paisley side were without Dale Grieve and the injured Chris Barron with usual starters Dave Johnston and Euan Glass confined to a supporting role as they recover from neck and back injuries.

Saints’ usual wobbly start saw them fall behind to an opening three-pointer from the home team and two free throws from Fergus Harte did not make up for the next home team score, to make it 5-2 in the first minute.

Saints quickly got into gear with Chris Cleary and Nick Collins showing some early promise and Graham Hunter and Glass both hitting long range three-pointers later in the quarter.

The student were playing with great energy, but the Saints soon shut up shop defensively and ended the first quarter 30-16 in front.

The second period was more of the same with veteran Colin Railley back to running the plays and Johnston and Cleary doing much of the scoring.

The home team stuck to the task and still made their 16 points, Saints just edged more with a steady 19 points to get to the half at 49-32.

Cleary and Collins were rolling again in the third quarter as the students could only come up with six points to Saints 19.

A comfortable 68-38 lead with the final quarter to play saw Saints relax and run the floor with Johnston, Cleary and Collins confirming that this is a game where size counts as they scored all but two of Saints final 22 points.

The win earned a clash in the next round with Edinburgh Kings. Saints leading scorers this week were Collins 32, Cleary 23 and Johnston 13.