St. Mary's Rumors & News

  • No. 22 Saint Mary's wins on road at BYU

    The Sports Xchange "PROVO, Utah -- When St. Mary's imposes its will on defense, there's few teams in the nation that can stand toe-to-toe with the Gaels. Now that St. Mary's is seeing progress on the offensive side of things, it could add up to the no. 22 Gaels busting more than a few brackets in March. St...." February 19

  • No. 22 Saint Mary's brushes aside Loyola Marymount

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett is trying not to spend time calculating what his No. 22 Gaels need to do to get into the NCAA Tournament. "It's in the back of your mind," he said. "It's there. If you say it's not, you're crazy. This was a good step." The good step..." February 17

  • No. 1 Gonzaga clears hurdle, beats No. 20 Saint Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- An undefeated regular season became a very realistic goal for top-ranked Gonzaga on Saturday night. The Bulldogs got past what appeared to be their biggest remaining obstacle in pursuit of perfection by beating No. 20 Saint Mary's 74-64 in a pivotal West Coast Conference..." February 11

  • No. 20 Saint Mary's stifles Portland; No. 1 Gonzaga looms

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- Saint Mary's had to struggle more than expected Thursday night, but the No. 20 Gaels got past the final hurdle before its much anticipated West Coast Conference showdown against No. 1 Gonzaga. Despite shooting a season-low 30.6 percent and tying a season low for points, the..." February 10

  • No. 18 Saint Mary's routs San Diego 71-27

    The Sports Xchange "A bigger game with broader implications awaits Saint Mary's next weekend, but the No. 18 Gaels were dialed in and dominant in a resounding 71-27 victory over San Diego in a West Coast Conference game Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, Calif. Jock Landale posted 14 points and six..." February 04

  • No. 18 Saint Mary's holds off Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "Jock Landale recorded his 10th double-double of the season and his fourth in the past five games, helping No. 18 Saint Mary's fend off pesky Pacific 74-70 in a West Coast Conference game Thursday night at the Spanos Center in Stockton, Calif. Landale finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds..." February 03

  • No. 21 Saint Mary's rolls past Santa Clara

    The Sports Xchange "SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- No. 21 Saint Mary's presumably will remain in the Top 25 for at least another week after it beat Santa Clara 72-59 on Saturday night, moving the Gaels one step closer to a rematch with No. 3 Gonzaga. But don't ask Saint Mary's ace defender Joe Rahon or Gaels coach..." January 29

  • No. 21 Gaels pull away from San Francisco

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- No. 21 Saint Mary's still has a West Coast Conference championship on its mind, and the Gaels know they have to win every game as they chase Gonzaga. The Gaels got a challenge from Bay Area rival San Francisco on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion, but a 14-0 run early in the..." January 27

  • Rahon's splurge helps No. 23 Saint Mary's topple Pepperdine

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- Pepperdine's struggles this season suggested the Waves had virtually no chance against No. 23 Saint Mary's at McKeon Pavilion. But the reminder of Pepperdine's recent success against the Gaels eliminated any possibility that Saint Mary's would take this West Coast Conference..." January 22

  • No. 23 Gaels stroll over Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett did not expect any lingering effects from his team's 23-point loss to Gonzaga last Saturday, and he was right -- for the most part. The No. 23 Gaels did not play a perfect game by any means, but they were in control throughout their 62-50..." January 20

  • No. 5 Gonzaga routs No. 21 Gaels to top WCC

    The Sports Xchange "No. 5 Gonzaga remained the only undefeated team in the nation, recording a 79-56 win over No. 21 Saint Mary's on Saturday at Spokane, Wash., in a showdown between the top West Coast Conference programs. The top three scorers for the Bulldogs (17-0, 5-0 WCC) were transfers experiencing the..." January 15

  • Hermanson helps No. 21 Saint Mary's soar past Portland

    The Sports Xchange "Calvin Hermanson had the hot hand early to help No. 21 Saint Mary's roll to a 74-33 victory over Portland in a West Coast Conference game Thursday night at the Chiles Center in Portland, Ore. Hermanson had a career-high 27 points and six rebounds for Saint Mary's (15-1, 5-0 WCC), which has..." January 13

  • No. 19 Saint Mary's holds on for eighth win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- No. 19 Saint Mary's pulled away in the closing minutes to get past a tough San Francisco team 63-52 on Saturday night, and Gaels coach Randy Bennett was just glad it was over. It was not because the Gaels (14-1) had to work their tails off to win their eighth straight game..." January 08

  • Landale leads No. 19 Saint Mary's over Brigham Young

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- A classic battle of big men in the paint provided the entertainment, but it was Saint Mary's supporting cast that enabled the No. 19 Gaels to beat Brigham Young 81-68 in a West Coast Conference game Thursday night on the Gaels' home court. Landale, a 6-foot-11 center,..." January 06

  • Reserves fuel Saint Mary's past San Diego

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett typically relies heavily on his starters for offensive production, but the 19th-ranked Gaels changed the script Saturday night. Saint Mary's reserves nearly outscored its starters, and redshirt freshman Tanner Krebs came off the bench to..." January 01

  • No. 19 Saint Mary's upends Loyola Marymount

    The Sports Xchange "Not often is a coach disappointed with his team's offensive performance when it shoots 57.5 percent from the field and wins by 12 points. However, Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett had some issues with his team's play after the No. 19 Gaels defeated Loyola Marymount 72-60 on Thursday in the..." December 30

  • Landale leads No. 19 Saint Mary's to easy victory

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett lit into his team at halftime after a rather lackluster first 20 minutes Thursday night. "They usually respond when you challenge them a little bit," Bennett said. The 19th-ranked Gaels replied by taking over the game early in the..." December 23

  • Rahon's key hoops lift No. 19 Saint Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- On a night when Saint Mary's did not shoot particularly well, the 19th-ranked Gaels relied on three things to pull out a win: rebounding, defense and clutch shooting by Joe Rahon. It added up to a 67-46 Saint Mary's victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday night on..." December 21

  • Saint Mary's in control, routs Western Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- Saint's Mary's coach Randy Bennett had an interesting reaction to the Wednesday performance of Gaels guard Joe Rahon, who went scoreless for the first time this season. "Joe was great," said Bennett after his No. 20 Gaels defeated Western Kentucky 73-51. For Bennett,..." December 15

  • No. 12 St. Mary's routs UC Irvine

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- No. 12 Saint Mary's was pleased with its 84-53 bounce-back victory over UC-Irvine on Sunday, but the highlight of the evening was a first-half play by someone who played just 1.3 seconds in that half. After Evan Fitzner hit two free throws with 1.3 seconds left in the half..." December 11

  • Texas-Arlington stuns No. 12 Saint Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- Texas-Arlington's players and coaches had trouble articulating the magnitude of their 65-51 victory over No. 12 Saint Mary's on the Gaels' homecourt Thursday night. "Humungous deal," said Mavericks forward Kevin Hervey, who had 15 points and seven rebounds in the upset...." December 09

  • Hermanson's D and threes lift Gaels past Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "STANFORD, Calif. -- Even though Saint Mary's forward Calvin Hermanson was the offensive star of the game Wednesday, both he and Gaels coach Randy Bennett thought his best effort came on the other end. Certainly his career-high 25 points and 7-of-9 3-point shooting were instrumental in the..." December 01

  • Landale powers Saint Mary's past UAB

    The Sports Xchange "The only current Saint Mary's starter who was not a starter last season continues to be the dominant player for the 15th-ranked Gaels. Jock Landale, a 6-foot-11 Australian who averaged 7.8 points off the bench last season as a sophomore, collected 20 points and eight rebounds Sunday..." November 27

  • No. 15 Saint Mary's rolls past San Jose State

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif -- When a team is as big an underdog as San Jose State was against 15th-ranked Saint Mary's on Tuesday, it doesn't take much to spoil an upset bid. The Spartans stayed with Saint Mary's through the first half and the early part of the second, but a single incident about six..." November 23

  • No. 17 St. Mary's survives at Dayton, 61-57

    The Sports Xchange "Saturday's game was just the kind of test that will go a long way to helping both St. Mary's and Dayton when it comes to crunch time in conference and tournament play. And even though school was not officially in session, there were plenty of lessons both sides learned from the Gaels'..." November 19

  • No. 17 Saint Mary's coasts past Prairie View

    The Sports Xchange "Emmett Naar wasn't overly concerned with his scoring output Wednesday night. The Saint Mary's junior guard was just happy there were plenty of teammates who joined him in double digits. Naar had 16 points and 11 assists as one of seven Gaels to score 10 or more points as No. 17 Saint..." November 17

  • Landale's 33 lead St. Mary's over Nevada

    The Sports Xchange "MORAGA, Calif. -- St. Mary's junior Jock Landale did a lot of damage Friday. Not only did he create a problem for Gaels coach Randy Bennett, but he led Nevada coach Eric Musselman to declare that he never should have scheduled the game. Landale made his first career start in large part..." November 12

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