With the euphoria of a local professional football team earning an upcoming trip to the Super Bowl, coverage of college basketball by traditional Bay Area news outlets has been noticeably decreased this year.
Today, however, a couple of longtime local hoops scribes weighed-in on last week’s Saint Mary’s buzzer-beating victory at BYU and a couple of other Gael-related topics.
- Saint Mary’s basketball revs up with comeback win at BYU – Jeff Faraudo, Contra Costa Times
- Ranking the week’s best buzzer-beaters – Jake Curtis, San Francisco Chronicle
In addition, the Gaels continue to get some love in the 503. The Oregonian’s Nick Daschel wrote an extended game story that centered on the Portland-area influence on the SMC program, noting that the Gaels have more players from Portland-metro area than any other Division I school in the country.
- Oregon talent helps the Gaels hold the Pilots to their lowest point total in 24 years – Nick Daschel, The Oregonian
- Stephen Holt a key piece in Saint Mary’s recent success – Cory Mandina, OregonLive.com