Date & Time: 
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 8:15am
Event Description: 

What: In conjunction with the announcement of the NCAA men's basketball tournament pairings, the Saint Mary's College athletic department is holding a Selection Sunday party. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being hosted by Chevron Energy Solutions. The Gaels are in position to be selected as one of the 34 at-large bids for the 2008 NCAA Tournament after finishing the season with a 25-6 record and being ranked in the nation's Top-25 for the majority of the season. The selection show, which will be broadcast live by CBS, will be shown at the event. The celebration party will also include highlights from this year's season, as well as highlights from the College's previous NCAA tournament berths (provided by Chevron Energy Solutions).

Because the team is hoping for an at-large bid, the coaches and players will be viewing the event in a separate location, but will join the general public once they have been announced in the field of 65. In the event that the SMC is selected to participate tickets and travel packages for the tournament will be available for purchase at the event. Fans interested in securing tickets immediately can call the ticket office at 925-631-4392 and be placed on the wait list.

When: Sunday, March 16, 3 p.m. (Doors to Soda Center will open in advance of the selection show at 2 p.m.)

Where: Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga

For more information: Go to http://smcgaels.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/031208aac.html

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