Despite the early hour, members of the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team were in surprisingly good spirits this morning when they departed campus this morning at 6:30 a.m. The team took a short Southwest Airlines flight to John Wayne Airport in Orange County and arrived at its headquarters hotel, adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center, around 11 a.m.
The team conducted a short practice at the Convention Center in preparation for tomorrow’s 1:30 p.m. game against Drexel in the first round of the DIRECTV Classic. ESPN announcers Roxy Bernstein and Stephen Bardo watched as the Gaels went through drills for about an hour – the allotted time provided to each participating team.
After practice, SMCGaels.com announcer Alex Jensen caught-up with Stephen Holt and Beau Levesque for this pre-tournament preview.