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 No. 19
AP No. 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/13/2009*
8:30pm
New Mexico State W 100–68  1–0
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
11/16/2009*
11:00pm, ESPN
San Diego State W 80–58  2–0
McKeon Pavilion (2,774)
Moraga, CA
11/20/2009*
8:30pm
Vanderbilt L 70–72  2–1
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
11/23/2009*
7:05pm
Cal Poly W 92–67  3–1
McKeon Pavilion (2,673)
Moraga, CA
11/25/2009*
7:05pm
Cal–Maritime W 100–59  4–1
McKeon Pavilion (2,524)
Moraga, CA
11/30/2009*
7:00pm
at San Jose State W 78–71  5–1
The Event Center (2,166)
San Jose, CA
12/5/2009*
6:00pm
at Utah State W 68–63  6–1
Smith Spectrum (10,270)
Logan, UT
12/12/2009*
7:30pm
at Oregon W 81–76  7–1
McArthur Court (6,487)
Eugene, OR
12/15/2009*
7:05pm
Portland State W 101–80  8–1
McKeon Pavilion (2,600)
Moraga, CA
12/18/2009*
7:05pm
Pacific W 80–65  9–1
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
12/22/2009*
12:00pm, ESPNU
vs. Northeastern
Diamond Head Classic
W 78–67  10–1
Stan Sheriff Center (NA)
Honolulu, HI
12/23/2009*
12:00pm, ESPNU
vs. Southern California
Diamond Head Classic
L 49–60  10–2
Stan Sheriff Center (6,666)
Honolulu, HI
12/25/2009*
4:30pm, ESPN2
at Hawai'i
Diamond Head Classic
W 84–75  11–2
Stan Sheriff Center (NA)
Honolulu, HI
12/29/2009*
7:35pm, ESPNU
Binghamton
Shamrock Office Solutions Classic
W 85–57  12–2
McKeon Pavilion (3,072)
Moraga, CA
12/30/2009*
7:35pm
Howard
Shamrock Office Solutions Classic
W 94–46  13–2
McKeon Pavilion (2,965)
Moraga, CA
1/8/2010
6:30pm, CSNCA
at San Francisco W 83–62  14–2 (1–0)
War Memorial Gymnasium (3,126)
San Francisco, CA
1/10/2010
7:00pm, CSNCA
at Santa Clara W 80–72  15–2 (2–0)
Leavey Center (2,527)
Santa Clara, CA
1/14/2010
8:00pm, ESPN2
No. 17 Gonzaga L 82–89  15–3 (2–1)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
1/16/2010
7:00pm, CSNCA
Portland W 77–72  16–3 (3–1)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
1/21/2010
8:00pm, ESPNU
San Diego W 71–56  17–3 (4–1)
McKeon Pavilion (3,126)
Moraga, CA
1/28/2010
7:00pm
at Pepperdine W 88–71  18–3 (5–1)
Firestone Fieldhouse (967)
Malibu, CA
1/30/2010
7:00pm, FSN
CSNBA
at Loyola Marymount W 85–67  19–3 (6–1)
Gersten Pavilion (3,966)
Los Angeles, CA
2/4/2010
8:30pm, CSNCA
Santa Clara W 74–62  20–3 (7–1)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
2/6/2010
8:00pm, CSNCA
San Francisco W 73–57  21–3 (8–1)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
2/11/2010
8:00pm, ESPN2
at No. 16 Gonzaga L 61–80  21–4 (8–2)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2/13/2010
6:00pm, ESPN2
at Portland L 75–80  21–5 (8–3)
Chiles Center (2,774)
Portland, OR
2/18/2010
6:00pm, ESPN2
at San Diego W 61–49  22–5 (9–3)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (3,371)
San Diego, CA
2/25/2010
7:05pm
Pepperdine W 76–49  23–5 (10–3)
McKeon Pavilion (2,718)
Moraga, CA
2/27/2010
6:00pm, CSNCA
Loyola Marymount W 88–80  24–5 (11–3)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
West Coast Conference Tournament
3/7/2010
7:30pm
vs. Portland
Semifinals
W 69–55  25–5
Orleans Arena (7,941)
Paradise, Nevada
3/8/2010
7:30pm, ESPN
vs. No. 18 Gonzaga
Finals
W 81–62  26–5
Orleans Arena (7,726)
Paradise, Nevada
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/18/2010*
11:50am, CBS
vs. No. 24 Richmond
First Round
W 80–71  27–5
Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,106)
Providence, RI
3/20/2010*
10:05am, CBS
vs. No. 9 Villanova
Second Round
W 75–68  28–5
Dunkin' Donuts Center (11,271)
Providence, RI
3/26/2010*
4:27pm, CBS
vs. No. 19 Baylor
Sweet Sixteen
L 49–72  28–6
Reliant Stadium (45,505)
Houston, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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