2009–10 Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball team

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2009–10 Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball
Saint Mary's College Gaels Wordmark.jpg
WCC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference West Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #19
AP #19
2009–10 record 28–6 (11–3 WCC)
Head coach Randy Bennett
Assistant coach Kyle Smith
Assistant coach David Patrick
Assistant coach Mark Campbell
Home arena McKeon Pavilion
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#22 Gonzaga 12 2   .857     27 7   .794
Saint Mary's 11 3   .786     28 6   .824
Portland 10 4   .714     21 11   .656
San Francisco 7 7   .500     12 18   .400
Loyola Marymount 7 7   .500     18 16   .529
San Diego 3 11   .214     11 21   .344
Santa Clara 3 11   .214     11 21   .344
Pepperdine 3 11   .214     7 24   .226
2010 WCC Tournament winner
As of March 27, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Saint Mary's Gaels men's basketball team represented Saint Mary's College of California in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Randy Bennett's ninth season at Saint Mary's. The Gaels compete in the West Coast Conference and played their home games at the McKeon Pavilion. They finished conference play with a record of 11–3 to place second. They were the champions of the 2010 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament and received the conference's automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they were a 10 seed in the Midwest Region. Their first round win over 7 seed Richmond was the school's first tournament win since beating Idaho State in 1959. They continued their success by knocking off 2 seed and AP #9 Villanova to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they would fall to 3 seed and AP #19 Baylor to end their season 28–6

Roster[edit]

Matthew Dellavedova

Source[1]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
1 Jorden Page 6'1" 175 G Fr. Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia AIS
3 Mitchell Young 6'9" 225 F Fr. Logan, Queensland, Australia AIS
4 Matthew Dellavedova 6'4" 185 G Fr. Maryborough, Victoria, Australia AIS
11 Clint Steindl 6'7" 180 F So. Mackay, Queensland, Australia AIS
12 Tim Harris 6'4" 190 F Fr. San Jose, CA, U.S. Valley Christian HS
15 Beau Levesque 6'5" 215 F Fr. Lafayette, CA, U.S. De La Salle HS
21 Ben Allen 6'11" 250 C Sr. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia AIS
Indiana
23 Trey Anderson 6'4" 175 G Fr. Carrollton, TX, U.S. Hebron HS
24 Wayne Hunter 6'4" 210 G Sr. Sacramento, CA, U.S. Valley HS
25 Tim Williams 6'9" 235 F Fr. Antioch, CA, U.S. Antioch HS
30 Kenton Walker II 6'9" 235 F Jr. San Diego, CA, U.S. Scripps Ranch HS
Creighton
32 Mickey McConnell 6'0" 175 G Jr. Mesa, AZ, U.S. Dobson HS
40 Phil Benson 6'8" 230 F Jr. Scottsdale, AZ, U.S. Horizon HS
Canisius
50 Omar Samhan 6'11" 265 C Sr. San Ramon, CA, U.S. San Ramon HS

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular Season
11/13/2009* 8:30pm New Mexico State McKeon PavilionMoraga, CA W 100–68  3,500 1–0
11/16/2009* 11:00pm San Diego State McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA ESPN W 80–58  2,774 2–0
11/20/2009* 8:30pm Vanderbilt McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA L 72–70  3,500 2–1
11/23/2009* 7:05pm Cal Poly McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA W 92–67  2,673 3–1
11/25/2009* 7:05pm Cal–Maritime McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA W 100–59  2,524 4–1
11/30/2009* 7:00pm at San Jose State The Event CenterSan Jose, CA W 78–71  2,166 5–1
12/5/2009* 6:00pm at Utah State Smith SpectrumLogan, UT W 68–63  10,270 6–1
12/12/2009* 7:30pm at Oregon McArthur CourtEugene, OR W 81–76  6,487 7–1
12/15/2009* 7:05pm Portland State McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA W 101–80  2,600 8–1
12/18/2009* 7:05pm Pacific McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA W 80–65  3,500 9–1
12/22/2009* 12:00pm vs. Northeastern Stan Sheriff CenterHonolulu, HI
(Diamond Head Classic)
ESPNU W 78–67  NA 10–1
12/23/2009* 12:00pm vs. Southern California Stan Sheriff Center • Honolulu, HI
(Diamond Head Classic)
ESPNU L 60–49  6,666 10–2
12/25/2009* 4:30pm at Hawai'i Stan Sheriff Center • Honolulu, HI
(Diamond Head Classic)
ESPN2 W 84–75  NA 11–2
12/29/2009* 7:35pm Binghamton McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA
(Shamrock Office Solutions Classic)
ESPNU W 85–57  3,072 12–2
12/30/2009* 7:35pm Howard McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA
(Shamrock Office Solutions Classic)
W 94–46  2,965 13–2
1/8/2010 6:30pm at San Francisco War Memorial GymnasiumSan Francisco, CA CSNCA W 83–62  3,126 14–2 (1–0)
1/10/2010 7:00pm at Santa Clara Leavey CenterSanta Clara, CA CSNCA W 80–72  2,527 15–2 (2–0)
1/14/2010 8:00pm #17 Gonzaga McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA ESPN2 L 89–82  3,500 15–3 (2–1)
1/16/2010 7:00pm Portland McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA CSNCA W 77–72  3,500 16–3 (3–1)
1/21/2010 8:00pm San Diego McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA ESPNU W 71–56  3,126 17–3 (4–1)
1/28/2010 7:00pm at Pepperdine Firestone FieldhouseMalibu, CA W 88–71  967 18–3 (5–1)
1/30/2010 7:00pm at Loyola Marymount Gersten PavilionLos Angeles, CA FSN
CSNBA
W 85–67  3,966 19–3 (6–1)
2/4/2010 8:30pm Santa Clara McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA CSNCA W 74–62  3,500 20–3 (7–1)
2/6/2010 8:00pm San Francisco McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA CSNCA W 73–57  3,500 21–3 (8–1)
2/11/2010 8:00pm at #16 Gonzaga McCarthey Athletic CenterSpokane, WA ESPN2 L 80–61  6,000 21–4 (8–2)
2/13/2010 6:00pm at Portland Chiles CenterPortland, OR ESPN2 L 80–75  2,774 21–5 (8–3)
2/18/2010 6:00pm at San Diego Jenny Craig PavilionSan Diego, CA ESPN2 W 61–49  3,371 22–5 (9–3)
2/25/2010 7:05pm Pepperdine McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA W 76–49  2,718 23–5 (10–3)
2/27/2010 6:00pm Loyola Marymount McKeon Pavilion • Moraga, CA CSNCA W 88–80  3,500 24–5 (11–3)
West Coast Conference Tournament
3/7/2010 7:30pm vs. Portland Orleans ArenaParadise, Nevada
(Semifinals)
W 69–55  7,941 25–5
3/8/2010 7:30pm vs. #18 Gonzaga Orleans Arena • Paradise, Nevada
(Finals)
ESPN W 81–62  7,726 26–5
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/18/2010* 11:50am vs. #24 Richmond Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, RI
(First Round)
CBS W 80–71  11,106 27–5
3/20/2010* 10:05am vs. #9 Villanova Dunkin' Donuts Center • Providence, RI
(Second Round)
CBS W 75–68  11,271 28–5
3/26/2010* 4:27pm vs. #19 Baylor Reliant StadiumHouston, TX
(Sweet Sixteen)
CBS L 72–49  45,505 28–6
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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