The Power of the Fan: A Gael Force

By Caitlin Graveson '11

Gael Force studentsSaint Mary's men's basketball has enjoyed two stellar seasons, and a key factor in their strong home record — 15–3 at home this season and 14–2 last season— has been the support of the fans, said Head coach Randy Bennett.

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Saint Mary's Swaggers Onto the National Stage in the NCAA Tournament

After knocking off Gonzaga in the WCC Championship on March 8, the men's basketball team swaggered into March Madness with enough charm and attitude to make even casual basketball fans, both nationally and internationally, want to know more about the College. Who is Saint Mary's, and how did it catapult so quickly to the national stage? And what secret ingredients did the College have to become one of the feel-good stories of the NCAA Tournament?

Gaels Can Shoot and Pass

By Erin Hallissy

The men’s basketball team has a new look this year after losing five seniors to graduation and Patrick Mills to the NBA, but head coach Randy Bennett likes what he’s seen so far.

Up-and-Down Year for the Gaels

By Jordan Grief '09



The men's basketball team played into the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Tournament in March, beating Washington State and Davidson at home before falling on the road to the SDSU Aztecs 70–66.

With Diamon, the Gaels Aim for a Season to Treasure

Men’s basketball head coach Randy Bennett, now in his eighth season at the helm, has his sights set on the continued transformation of the Gaels into one of the nation’s elite programs. This passage to excellence has hinged largely on Diamon Simpson, a 6-foot-7 senior forward from Hayward High School.

Mills Competes in Olympics for Australia

Patrick Mills, who had a sensational freshman season as the Gaels' point guard in 2007–08, became the fourth Gael ever to compete in the Olympics when he was selected to play for the Australian men's basketball team in the 2008 Beijing games.

Top 3 Men’s Hoopsters

Tom Meschery '61.

A Season to Remember

By Jordan Greif '09

Top 25 Men’s Hoopsters

Coach for Life

Story by Erin Hallissy
Photography by Dan Rosenstrauch

 

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