Latest Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball News

Way-too-early poll for the 2019-20 college hoops season

Apr. 9, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia pulled off one of the great redemption stories in NCAA Tournament history, winning its first national title a year after losing to a No. 16 seed in the first round. The bad news: it's seven months until the next season. The confetti is still being swept up in Minnesota, but it's...

San Francisco hires Todd Golden as Dons new head coach

Mar. 27, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of San Francisco promoted associate coach Todd Golden to head coach after Kyle Smith left to become head coach at Washington State. Golden will take over the Dons for his first college head coaching job, receiving a five-year contract. The school announced his hiring...

Kyle Smith hired as Washington State coach

Mar. 27, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

Washington State hired Kyle Smith as its basketball coach Wednesday following the disappointing tenure of Ernie Kent. Smith was given a six-year contract worth $1.4 million annually after a successful tenure at the University of San Francisco and will be formally introduced at a news conference on Monday. "We set...

International players dot rosters across NCAA Tournament

Mar. 27, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

This year's NCAA Tournament has a decidedly international flavor. Of the 1,036 players in this year's bracket, 117 list their home countries as someplace other than the United States, according to data calculated by Hero Sports. Canada has the most international players with 23 and Australia is next with 14....

No drama: No. 1 Zags roll past Fairleigh Dickinson in NCAAs

Mar. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When it comes to a 16 seed beating a 1, it's still true — anything really can happen in the NCAA Tournament. Just not on Thursday night. And not against Gonzaga. One year after dreamers and underdog lovers rejoiced at top-seeded Virginia's first-of-its-kind, first-round loss,...

Defending NCAA champ Villanova holds off Saint Mary's

Mar. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova got off to a slow start in defense of its NCAA championship against a determined, defensive-minded Saint Mary's team that came in confident after a season-defining win. But the Wildcats, a No. 6 seed in this NCAA Tournament after an up-and-down season, have one thing no...

NCAA Tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

Mar. 21, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks. There's Kansas and Michigan State to provide some blue-blood flavor, and Murray State's Ja Morant and Marquette counterpart...

Defending champ Villanova enters NCAAs from different angle

Mar. 20, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova is coming into the NCAA Tournament this year from an unfamiliar angle. The defending national champions bring the cache that comes with two NCAA titles in the last three seasons, along with a couple of key senior leaders who have a wealth of postseason experience and, of...