The St. Mary’s Gaels have been to the NCAA Tournament eight times in school history. The most recent trip to the Big Dance was in 2013. In 2010 they made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen and in 1959, the Gaels had their best showing when they went all the way to the Elite Eight. Can the Gaels get back to the NCAA Tournament in 2016? Come out to the McKeon Pavilion this season and find out.
The Gaels have been to the NIT four times in their history. Their best showing was in 2009 when they made it all the way to the quarterfinals. A couple of names basketball fans will recognize are Parry Mills and Matthew Dellavedova, who have had an impact on the NBA playoffs in recent seasons. Those two played at St. Mary’s. Is the next great Gaels player on his way to the NBA from this team? Come out and watch and find out.
The Gaels play at McKeon Pavilion, which opened in 1978 and seats 3500 fans. The McKeon Pavilion is big enough to create a great college basketball environment, yet small enough so you get a seat close to the action.
St. Mary’s is part of the WCC, which includes some of college basketball’s best programs such as Gonzaga, BYU, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, Pepperdine, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara. These schools will try to win the WCC Tournament to win the automatic NCAA Tournament bid, but also win enough to secure an at-large bid, which several WCC teams have done in recent years, including the Gaels. The action at the McKeon Pavilion will be fantastic for these conference opponents.
Don’t miss any of the excitement this season at the McKeon Pavilion.
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