9:00 PM ET, March 8, 2010
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
LAS VEGAS -- Omar Samhan practically floated down the Orleans Arena hallway with a net around his neck when Mickey McConnell rushed up from behind, jumped and joyously shoved his Saint Mary's teammate, nearly knocking him down.Easy there, MVP. After making mighty Gonzaga look ordinary, these remarkable Gaels need to stay healthy through their first peaceful Selection Sunday in years before a trip to the NCAA tournament.
• After getting swept in the regular season by Gonzaga, St. Mary's exacts its revenge in the WCC tournament final, winning the title for the first time since 1997.
• The Gaels return to the tournament after a one-year hiatus, last getting to the dance in 2008 when they lost to 7-seed Miami in the first round.
• The win snapped a nine-game losing streak vs. ranked Gonzaga teams for St. Mary's.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
National Invitation Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||29-57 (.509)||21-49 (.429)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-21 (.476)||3-9 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-14 (.929)||17-24 (.708)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||16 (1/0)||17 (0/0)|