Gaels are Dancing: Saint Mary's Headed to NCAA Tournament - NBC Bay Area

Gaels are Dancing: Saint Mary's Headed to NCAA Tournament



    The student body at Moraga-based Saint Mary’s College is eagerly anticipating the Thursday “March Madness” matchup against the basketball team from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Pete Suratos reports.

    (Published Thursday, March 16, 2017)

    The Gaels of Saint Mary's College in Moraga are headed to the "Big Dance."

    After rolling to a 28-4 record during the regular season and West Coast Conference Tournament, the Gaels earned the No. 7 seed in the West region of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament bracket.

    Saint Mary's, which was snubbed from the field of 68 last season, will face Virginia Commonwealth University (26-8) on Thursday in Salt Lake City.

    Cal (21-12) failed to make the tournament field, but the team did earn a bid to the National Invitation Tournament. The Stanford Cardinal (14-17) will not be participating in March Madness.

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