Moraga, CA - In conjunction with the announcement of the NCAA men's basketball tournament pairings, the Saint Mary's College athletic department invites its fans to a Selection Sunday party this Sunday, March 14 in McKeon Pavilion. The event is free for all fans, with the pre-show festivities beginning at 2:00 PM and the pairing announcements airing at 3:00 PM. Comcast SportsNet will be providing Comcast SportsNet drawstring backpacks to the first 300 fans through the door.
After winning the West Coast Conference Tournament against No. 14 Gonzaga, the Gaels are a lock for the tournament, having received one of the tournament's 31 automatic bids.
The doors to McKeon Pavilion will open at 2:00 PM. The festivities will include a hosted bar (beer, wine, water and soda) and a few light snacks. At approximately 2:15 PM, Saint Mary's radio broadcasters, Mike Bouve and Alex Jensen will host a live radio show that will broadcast both in house and via SMCGaels.com. The broadcasting duo will recap the 2009-10 season, interview players and coaches, and also share their thoughts on where the Gaels will end up.
At 3:00 PM, the selection show, which will broadcast live on CBS, will be shown at the event. The team and coaches will be take part in the festivities with the fans and be available for autographs and photographs before and after the selection show.
The Athletic Department's Official Merchandise vendor, Gameday Souvenirs, will be on site selling a variety of SMC Merchandise including a few specialty items which include the following:
- WCC Tournament Champions T-Shirt
- 2010 NCAA Tournament Shirts