The Gaels will play the University of Richmond Spiders as the NCAA Tournament kicks off on Thursday in Providence, R.I. Saint Mary's earned a No. 10 seed in the South bracket of the 64-game tournament. The showdown against Richmond will begin at approximately noon (PST) in the Dunkin Donuts Civic Center. The Gaels, winners of the West Coast Conference Tournament, had a 26-5 season. Center Omar Samhan was named WCC Defensive Player of the Year, and Samhan and guard Mickey McConnell garnered First Team All-WCC selections. Freshman guard Matthew Dellavedova was an honorable mention All-WCC honoree, as well as being named to the WCC All-Freshman Team.
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