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  1. Welcome to the Damian Lillard show

    Diamond Leung

    After Weber State's Damian Lillard scored 36 points to tie a career high against Saint Mary's last week, Gaels coach Randy Bennett could only laugh as he joked his team did a good job by holding the star guard to under 40 points. Lillard became th...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Randy Bennett not liking Selection Sundays

    Diamond Leung

    Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett went into the weekend cautiously optimistic that the Gaels were headed back to the NCAA tournament. "I feel good," Bennett said Friday, knocking on the wood of his desk for good measure. "You never know what can ha...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Oregon coaching speculation is 'hysterical'

    Diamond Leung

    Phil Knight, Nike's co-founder and chairman, is speaking out today in a story by Ron Bellamy of The Register-Guard and throwing his support behind the Oregon coaching search being conducted by former athletic director Pat Kilkenny. Knight, whose l...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Omar Samhan sticks it to the Zags

    Diamond Leung

    Saint Mary's star center Omar Samhan had already been labeled "The Most Hated Man in Spokane" before helping his team beat Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference tournament final. During Monday's game, he played the villain again while picking up a ...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  11. 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