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Community rallies behind Gaels

Updated: March 24, 2010, 9:50 AM ET
By Diamond Leung | ESPN.com

MORAGA, Calif. -- Without a floor to rush, the fans who congregated at Saint Mary's College for the NCAA tournament watch party crowded into the chapel courtyard only to find, of all things, an unsteady hand.

Shortly after Omar Samhan poured in 32 points and Mickey McConnell banked in a go-ahead 3-pointer, Brother Dominic Berardelli was still trembling with nervous excitement as he clutched a long pole and struggled to hook it up to the nearly 150-year-old bell.

Eventually, the 72-year-old ...

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