SMC included in early top-25 hoops rankings

While we all should agree that it is entirely too early for next season’s preseason top 25 rankings, the Saint Mary’s men’s basketball is already earning some national attention.

With all five starters returning and ZERO seniors on this year’s team, defending WCC champion Saint Mary’s is listed by’s Eamonn Brennan as 23rd in the country in his “Way-Too-Early” top 25 rankings.

Gary Parrish of listed the Gaels at No. 17 in his ” Ridiculously Early” preseason top 25 (and one).

USA Today’s Scott Gleeson has the Gaels at No. 24 in its “Super Early” preseason top 25.

SMC went 29-5 overall, won its third regular season WCC title in the last six years with a 15-3 record and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals.  Randy Bennett was named the WCC and NABC District 9 Coach of the Year, while Emmett Naar and Joe Rahon earned first team all-league honors.

Season ticket renewals and deposits for new season tickets are currently being accepted by the SMC Athletic Ticket Office.  Renewals are currently being offered at a discounted price through April 30.  Click here or call (925) 631-GoTx (4689) for information.


About Richard Kilwien

Associate AD at the University of Texas at Arlington
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