The Saint Mary's women's basketball team could not overcome an off day from the floor as Oregon State defeated SMC 56-41 on Saturday night in Gill Coliseum.
Saint Mary's gave itself a chance, outscoring the Boilermakers 45-41 in the second half, but fell to Purdue by a narrow 72-69 margin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Videos by Saint Mary's students tell the tale of an unforgettable team. Watch videos on the trip to the WCC Championship Tournament in Las Vegas, the 2012 team in action, a profile of Matthew Dellavedova, an interview with Gaels' Sweet Sixteen standout Omar Samhan, and more!
Leaning back in his leather chair with his feet resting comfortably on his desk, it's easy to see that Randy Bennett is quite happy where he sits
With the start of the 2008-09 basketball season, Gael Force introduced a Gaelic warrior with a huge head, bulging muscles, wide grin and a not-so-big kilt.
Some members of the Saint Mary's men's basketball team have their own superstitions, and they seem to be working.
Thanks to Collegiate Seminar at Saint Mary's, Gael hoopsters may be some of the most well-read players.
"I actually came to Saint Mary's on an academic scholarship and a preferred walk-on for the basketball team and worked my way to a full scholarship for basketball, which was something I had been working for my whole life."
Although opinions differ on whether successful college sports teams help to lure high school seniors, numbers don't lie.
Standing tall at 6'9", 250 pounds, Saint Mary's center Brad Waldow doesn't need a red-and-white striped shirt and beanie to stand out in a crowd.
Alumni and members of the 1959 men's team that reached the NCAA Tournament's "Elite Eight" look back on one of the real highlights of Gael basketball history.
Press conference, open practice and a run-in with some die-hard fans.
McKeon Pavilion was bursting with pride on Sunday as about 600 Gaels supporters turned out to share in the excitement of the NCAA Tournament's televised Selection Sunday event.