Saint Mary’s Gaels

General Information

Founded: 1907

Conference: West Coast Conference (WCC)

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Moraga, California

Stadium: University Credit Union Pavillion

Past Conferences:

  • California Basketball Association (CBA),
  • Northern California Conference,
  • Independent

Championships and Titles:

    • 4 Conference Tournament Championships*
    • 7 Conference Regular Season Championships*

Saint Mary’s Gaels Standings & Analysis

As of the current 2022-2023 NCAA men’s basketball season, the Saint Mary’s Gaels have a 26-7 overall record and a 14-2 conference record. They are currently tied with Gonzaga for the top spot in the West Coast Conference standings.

All-Time Saint Mary’s Gaels Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Matthew Dellavedova: 1,933
  • Jordan Ford: 1,929
  • Daniel Kickert: 1,874


  • Diamon Simpson: 1,130
  • Omar Samhan: 1,107
  • Tom Meschery: 916


  • Emmett Naar: 815
  • Matthew Dellavedova: 768
  • Kamran Sufi: 507

Overview of the Saint Mary’s Gaels Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Saint Mary’s Gaels Standings are an important aspect of their basketball team’s performance each season. Fans and analysts alike closely follow the team’s standings and performance throughout the season to see how they stack up against their competition.

In the 2021-22 season, the Saint Mary’s Gaels finished with a solid record of 26-7 and were ranked 16th in the West Coast Conference Standings. This was a significant improvement from their previous season where they finished with a 14-10 record. Although they did not win the conference, they performed well and gave a tough fight to their opponents.

The team’s standout players in the 2021-22 season included senior guards Logan Johnson and Tommy Kuhse. Johnson led the team in scoring with an average of 15.1 points per game and was named to the First Team All-WCC. Kuhse was a vital player on the court as well, leading the team in assists and steals. Their performance, along with the contribution of other players, helped the team make it to the NCAA tournament.

Overall, the Saint Mary’s Gaels Standings and performance in the 2021-22 season were impressive. They showed significant improvement from the previous season and had standout players that contributed to their success. As fans look forward to the next season, they eagerly anticipate seeing how the team will continue to improve and compete in the WCC.

Before Betting on Saint Mary’s Gaels, Check Out These Tips:

Know the Team’s Overall Performance:

Understanding how the Saint Mary’s Gaels have performed throughout the season, both in terms of their win-loss record and their record against the spread, can help you make more informed bets.

Consider Their Opponent:

Take into account the team’s opponent in their upcoming game and their performance against that team in the past. This can help you gauge how the Gaels might fare against the spread or in terms of the over/under.

Keep an eye on Injuries:

Monitoring injuries to key players on the Saint Mary’s Gaels roster can be critical to making informed bets. A player’s absence could significantly impact the team’s performance and affect the outcome of the game.

Look at Their Trends and Statistics:

Studying the team’s trends, such as their performance against the spread, their record in specific situations, and their stats can help you identify patterns that might impact their performance in future games.

Saint Mary’s Gaels Basketball History

The Saint Mary’s Gaels spent most of their existence being a little-known program. It was an independent school until 1952 when it joined California Basketball Association (CBA), which is now the West Coast Conference (WCC). In 1959, the Gaels broke through and qualified for the NCAA Tournament by winning the WCC. It finished in the Elite Eight.

But this NCAAB season would be a positive anomaly for a program that returned to being an also-ran. After James Weaver left in 1962, the Gaels become a losing program. Heck, the NCAAB odds likely had the Gaels as double-digit underdogs consistently.

After over two decades of futility, the Gaels began to turn a corner with Lynn Nance’s arrival. Saint Mary’s went 25-5 (12-2 in the conference) in 1988-89 and returned to the NCAA Tournament after a 30-year absence.

The success was short-lived as Nance left and the Gaels returned to being an afterthought in men’s basketball until the 1996-97 season. The Gael, in Ernie Kent’s final season, returned to the NCAA Tournament.

And in 2001, current head coach (as of 2022) Randy Bennett took over. The then-39-year-old transformed the program and made it respectable. In his fourth season, the Gaels returned to March Madness.

Under Bennett, the program’s all-time winningest coach, the Gaels consistently qualified for the NCAA Tournament and won several conference titles – both for the season and the tournament.

Bennett did so by recruiting international talent like Australian stars Patty Mills and Matthew Dellavedova. The duo would be featured in the Gaels teams of the late 2000s and early 2010s. Dellavedova is Saint Mary’s Gaels’ team stats leader in scoring. Both have their numbers retired.

Saint Mary’s Gaels Basketball FAQs

What is a Gael mascot?

Saint Mary’s mascot, Gideon, is traditionally an Irish warrior. He embodies the values the Saint Mary’s student body represents: passion and hard work.

How good is Saint Mary’s basketball?

The Gaels have been a competitive men’s basketball program, especially in recent years. Saint Mary’s won a trio of conference titles in the 2010s and even made it to the Sweet Sixten of the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

Is Saint Mary’s a D1 school?

The Saint Mary’s Gaels compete in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. They have been playing since 1907 making them one of the older programs in the West Coast Conference.
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