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  1. Saint Mary's makes a statement against UNI

    Diamond Leung

    MORAGA, Calif. -- Tradition has it that Saint Mary's sweats it out on Selection Sunday. Two seasons ago, it took the drama out of it by winning the West Coast Conference tournament, and the Gaels made it all the way to the Sweet 16. Last season, desp...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  2. Saint Mary's to grow out mustaches

    Diamond Leung

    The outstanding beard that used to dominate Saint Mary's guard Matthew Dellavedova's face is no more. Gone is the goatee of top returning scorer Rob Jones. In fact, the entire Saint Mary's team, including coaches, shaved off all their facial hair ...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  3. Saint Mary's guard suffers knee injury

    Diamond Leung

    It wasn't going to be easy for Saint Mary's to replace the production of West Coast Conference player of the year Mickey McConnell, but the task got more difficult now that point guard transfer Paul McCoy has gone down in practice with a right knee i...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  4. Saint Mary's has high expectations

    Diamond Leung

    Saint Mary's faltered down the stretch last season, and for that was snubbed by the selection committee despite capturing 25 wins and a share of the West Coast Conference regular-season title. This coming season, the Gaels won't have WCC player of...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  5. Scrappy Utah State gets its signature win

    Diamond Leung

    MORAGA, Calif. -- Utah State forward Tai Wesley heard the boos that rained down on him at McKeon Pavilion and loved every second of it. The senior dominated the second half of a BracketBusters game at Saint Mary's on Saturday night, scoring 17 of ...

    Blog | February 20, 2011
  6. Saint Mary's stays focused on big picture

    Diamond Leung

    SAN FRANCISCO -- It's supposed to be smooth sailing all the way to the West Coast Conference title for Saint Mary's, right? After easily beating second-place San Francisco 86-68 on Saturday, the Gaels are now only one win away from capturing at le...

    Blog | February 13, 2011
  7. Saint Mary's gets ranking, theme song

    Diamond Leung

    Saint Mary's, the Sweet 16 darling from a year ago, is back and receiving national attention, entering both polls earlier today having cruised into first place in the WCC. The Gaels are 16-2, having only lost to top-10 teams San Diego State and BY...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  8. Aussie wine group sponsors Saint Mary's

    Diamond Leung

    Saint Mary's basketball can now be paired with Australian wine. The school's athletic department has entered into a partnership with Treasury Wine Estates through the rest of the school year that allows the company to sponsor pregame socials and o...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  9. Saint Mary's significant coaching hire

    Diamond Leung

    Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett coming off a year in which his team reached the Sweet 16 had to replace his entire assistant coaching staff. His final hire was not made until Saturday, and it was a big one. The Gaels are bringing back to the prog...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  10. St. John's-Saint Mary's quick reactions

    Diamond Leung

    Some quick impressions after Saint Mary's 76-71 win against St. John's: Not that we didn't know this before, but Dwayne Polee II is really athletic. He showed off his great leaping ability with a breakaway dunk in the first half, revealing why it...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  11. Big-time individual numbers in Week 1

    Diamond Leung

    These guys really know how to fill up a stat sheet, and here are the stories behind their numbers: Florida State forward Chris Singleton had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals in a win against UNC Greensboro. It was the thi...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  12. Saint Mary's gets plenty of Australian pub

    Diamond Leung

    Reading this feature story on emerging Saint Mary's freshman guard Matthew Dellavedova in the Bendigo Advertiser reminded me just how much the media from Down Under has taken to covering the Gaels, who made it to the Sweet 16 this year and return fou...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  13. Saint Mary's made beautiful

    Diamond Leung

    Matthew Dellavedova wears a two-toned mouthpiece that he can't keep in his mouth and Omar Samhan plays with holes in his flat tops while proclaiming himself a beast to Taylor Swift's beauty. There's little that's pretty about Saint Mary's blue-col...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  14. Saint Mary's sends a message

    Diamond Leung

    Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett told Andy Katz last week that the Gaels would set out during the West Coast Conference tournament to "remove all doubt." A 69-55 semifinal win over a good Portland team might have at least taken out a big chunk of ...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  15. Portland has postseason hope

    Diamond Leung

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Does Portland coach Eric Reveno think his seven-loss team needs to win the West Coast Conference tournament in order to make the Big Dance? Well, Reveno said he doesn't pay much attention to postseason scenarios at this point in t...

    Blog | January 29, 2010
  16. Zags frustrate Samhan

    Diamond Leung

    MORAGA, Calif. -- Omar Samhan, the West Coast Conference's leading scorer, was held without a field goal for nearly 14 minutes, and for a second, the Saint Mary's star center appeared to nearly lose it. Samhan charged after Gonzaga's Robert Sacre ...

    Blog | January 15, 2010