Saint Mary’s basketball has the highest NCAA seeding ever in 2022. They may be known from March Madness in the past, but where do they come from?
Gaels of Saint Mary’s and longtime head coach Randy Bennett returned to the NCAA Tournament with a look at their best performance ever.
Their run in the WCC Tournament was ended by Gonzaga, the top seed. Now they are looking to prove their worth in a big dance.
But do you know where Saint Mary’s is actually?
Where is Saint Mary’s College located?
Saint Mary’s College of California is a private school located in Moraga, California. It’s a few miles outside of Oakland and a half-hour drive from Cal Berkeley.
Run by the De La Salle Brothers, a Catholic religious organization, the school has just over 3,700 students enrolled. It was founded in 1863 by the archbishop of San Francisco Joseph Alemany.
Saint Mary’s Basketball NCAA Tournament History
The Gaels have participated in the tournament 11 times with 8 of them coming in this century.
While they’re 5th this year, they’re often the ones who pose a nasty threat rather than defend against it. In 2019, they were the 11th seed and were overtaken by Villanova 6 in the first round.
Saint Mary’s last win at the tournament was in 2013 when they overcame Middle Tennessee against the 11th seed in the First Four. They lost to Memphis 6th in the First Round.
In 2010, No. 10 Gaels beat No. 7 Richmond and No. 2 Villanova to reach Sweet Sixteen, where they lost to No. 3 Baylor. It was their best March Madness run since their Elite Eight appearance in 1959.
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