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  1. Zags win an OT classic, now tied atop WCC

    Diamond Leung

    MORAGA, Calif. -- It was a close call, but Gonzaga's streak lives to see another day. The Zags prevented Saint Mary's from stopping their dynastic stretch of 10 straight WCC regular-season titles, and in the process, they prevented their rival fro...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. WCC: Five Things I Can't Wait To See

    Diamond Leung

    Here are five storylines worth tracking in the WCC this season: 1. Gonzaga taking on all comers Not that it's at all surprising, but it's good to see Mark Few embrace the challenge of adding Mountain West powerhouse BYU to the league. Gonzaga...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  5. WCC preview: Coaching quotable

    Diamond Leung

    An assortment of quotes from each of the nine coaches at the recent WCC Media Day: BYU's Dave Rose: "Brandon Davies, Noah Hartsock, Charles Abouo, they've played in big games, made winning plays in games, and we will play through our posts as we s...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  6. Nonconference schedule analysis: WCC

    Diamond Leung

    For the rest of the week, ESPN.com will be breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen different leagues. On Tuesday, we began with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. On Wednesday, we continued with the Big East, Atlantic 10 and ...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Utah State draws a tough assignment

    Diamond Leung

    Last season, Saint Mary's pulled off a stunner against Utah State. The Gaels went into The Spectrum and ended the Aggies' 37-game home winning streak and 65-game regular-season nonconference home winning streak. This year, Saint Mary's will get Ut...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Saint Mary's carves out new identity in win

    Diamond Leung

    MORAGA, Calif. -- The mega-sized personality and production that characterized the Omar Samhan era at Saint Mary's is over, and how the Gaels expect to fill the power vacuum created by the big man's departure can best be summed up by his old point gu...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  15. A pregame look at St. John's-Saint Mary's

    Diamond Leung

    MORAGA, Calif. -- On the eve of his return to coaching, St. John's coach Steve Lavin went on a stroll down memory lane in San Francisco, showing his team the postcard views of the city where he was born. The Red Storm visited the Golden Gate Bridg...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  16. WCC: What I Can't Wait To See

    Diamond Leung

    Here are five things I can't wait to see in the West Coast Conference this season: 1. Gonzaga's nonconference schedule The league's preeminent program lined up one heck of a slate. Early on, watching the Zags in the CBE Classic should give view...

    Blog | November 04, 2010