OMAHA, NE - MARCH 16: Clint Steindl #11 of the St. Mary's Gaels stands on the court with his head down dejected after they lost 72-69 against the Purdue Boilermakers during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 16, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament 2012: Saint Mary's Loses Heartbreaker To Purdue At Buzzer

The St. Mary's Gaels came up short in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but the event barrels on ahead. Stick with this stream for schedules and bracket updates.

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March Madness Schedule 2012: Full TV Times For Thursday

The Sweet 16 round is here with March Madness continuing; eight of the sixteen teams left in the tournament are in action on Thursday. Two games in the East region will be played in Boston, Mass, while two games in the West region will take place in Phoenix, AZ. The winners of these games will move on to the Elite Eight round.

Here is a full schedule for Thursday night's games with TV broadcast information included:

East Region Semifinals (Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts)

No. 1 Syracuse Orange vs. No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers, 4:15 PM PT (7:15 ET) on CBS

No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. No. 6 Cincinnati Bearcats, 6:45 PM PT (9:45 ET) on CBS

West Region Semifinals (US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona)

No. 1 Michigan State Spartans vs. No. 4 Louisville Cardinals, 3:47 PM PT (7:47 ET) on TBS

No. 3 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. No. 7 Florida Gators, 7:17 PM PT (10:17 ET) on TBS

For up-to-the-minute scores on all NCAA Tournament games, please check out SI.com's complete scoreboard.

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March Madness Schedule 2012: Full TV Times & Announcer Info For Sunday

The St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels may have been knocked out in the Round of 64 in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but the chase to the national championship races on into Sunday nonetheless. Saturday's matchups in the Round of 32 proved to be every bit as thrilling and intriguing as the talent level keeps ramping up while the field of competitors gets ever narrower.

Sunday will feature another full slate of eight games, as the second half of the teams that will comprise the Sweet 16 will be revealed. If you wanted to know what will be happening, who will be playing whom, who will be announcing what, what channel it will be broadcast on, or when the tipoff times are happening, look no further.

Here is the full schedule for Sunday's games. All times are Eastern.

N.C. State vs. Georgetown, 12:15 p.m. on CBS
Announcers: Tim Brando and Mike Gminski

Saint Louis vs. Michigan St., 2:45 p.m. (tentative) on CBS
Announcers: Tim Brando and Mike Gminski

Creighton vs. North Carolina, 5:15 p.m. on CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg

Norfolk St. vs. Florida, 6:10 p.m. on TNT
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager

Ohio vs. South Florida, 7:10 p.m. on TBS
Announcers: Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel

Lehigh vs. Xavier, 7:45 p.m. (tentative) on truTV
Announcers: Jim Nantz and Clark Kellogg

Purdue vs. Kansas, 8:40 p.m. (tentative) on TNT
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr and Craig Sager

Cincinnati vs. Florida St., 9:40 p.m. (tentative) on TBS
Announcers: Ian Eagle and Jim Spanarkel

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March Madness Schedule 2012: Game Time & TV Info For Saturday

The St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels suffered a brutal last-minute defeat on Friday night, toppled by the Purdue Boilermakers. It was far from the only upset in the day, as No. 2 seeds Duke and Missouri also found themselves packing their bags as they prepared to take long flights home well short of the national championship.

Just because the Bay Area is no longer represented in the tournament, you should still do yourself a favor and tune in on Saturday, as the Round of 32 gets started with eight big matchups. There's truly no telling what might happen, especially if Friday's games were any indication.

Saturday's games will feature Thursday's winners duking it out to determine who enters the Sweet 16 as we get one day closer to crowning a national champion.

Syracuse. vs. Kansas St., 12:15 p.m. on CBS
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller

Ohio St. vs. Gonzaga, 2:45 p.m. (tentative) on CBS
Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller

Marquette vs. Murray St., 5:15 p.m. on CBS
Announcers: Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery

Wisconsin vs. Vanderbilt, 6:10 p.m. on TNT
Announcers: Spero Dedes and Bob Wenzel

Indiana vs. VCU, 7:10 p.m. on TBS
Announcers: Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner

Kentucky vs. Iowa St., 7:45 p.m. (tentative) on CBS
Announcers: Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery

Baylor vs. Colorado, 8:40 p.m. (tentative) on TNT
Announcers: Spero Dedes and Bob Wenzel

Louisville vs. New Mexico, 9:40 p.m. (tentative) on TBS
Announcers: Brian Anderson and Dan Bonner

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NCAA Tournament Bracket 2012, Saint Mary's Vs. Purdue: Last-Minute Heroics Weren't Enough

The St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels entered the 2012 NCAA Tournament as a No. 7 seed and had high hopes of proving they were for real. Fighting doubts about their Top 25 ranking throughout the 2011-12 season, they wanted a national championship to go in the trophy case alongside their 2012 WCC championship. Unfortunately, they fell far short, as they were eliminated in their first game on Friday in the Round of 64.

The No. 10 Purdue Boilermakers were never going to be a slouch or a pushover for the Gaels. In fact, many oddmakers and analysts had St. Mary's pegged as the underdog heading into the contest. Throughout the first half, the Gaels looked rusty and disjointed, as if the time off since their WCC Tournament win had gotten them woefully out of sync. They had several runs where they took several attempts in a row, but nothing would fall for them. In true St. Mary's fashion, it all came down to the very last minute of the game.

The Gaels sunk a three-pointer with 40 seconds left to take their very first lead of the entire game, 69-68. St. Mary's was called for traveling while attempting to inbound the ball, which gave possession back to the Boilermakers with just over 30 seconds left. Lewis Jackson got hit with a foul and got one and one to shoot. He sank both shots to give Purdue the one-point lead with under 20 seconds to play. A three-point attempt was airballed and Purdue went to the line again, this time with Robbie Hummel taking the shots. Hummel sank both shots to seal the win for the Boilermakers.

It was a disappointing end to a fantastic SMC season, but they will learn from the experience and hopefully rebound even stronger next year.

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NCAA Tournament Scores: Saint Mary's Gaels Make Late Comeback Attempt, Fall At The Buzzer

After a rough first half and a slow start to the second, the Saint Mary's Gaels pulled off a monster 14-2 run in the closing minutes of their second round showdown with the Purdue Boilermakers. Trailing by two with 45 seconds left, SMC hit a 3-pointer from the corner to take the one point advantage. The crowd erupted and Purdue called a timeout, undoubtably stunned they blew a double-digit lead.

After forcing a travel, it looked like Saint Mary's was about to pull off the comeback. On an inbounds play, though, everything changed; because it was a traveling violation, the in-bounder could not move while passing the ball in. He moved, and the referee gave the ball back to Purdue.

The Boilermakers made two free throws to take the lead, and Jorden Page came down a missed a three. After two more free throws from Robbie Hummel, the Gaels would need a 3 to tie the game. Matthew Dellavedova brought the ball off and dished it to Rob Jones with just seconds left, but he missed it as the buzzer sounded.

Purdue had won 72-69 and will face the winner of Kansas-Detroit on Sunday.

As for the Gaels, it was a great season and the team should be very strong next year. They played their hearts out and that's all fans can ask for.

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NCAA Tournament Scores: Saint Mary's Gaels Struggle In First Half Against Purdue Boilermakers

The Saint Mary's Gaels knew they would have their hands full with the Purdue Boilermakers. For all the preparing the team did this week, they knew they would need to hit their outside shots if they hoped to have any chance of winning and advancing to the round of 32. SMC shot just 31.4% from the field in the first half, including 1-for-15 from behind the arc, and trail Purdue by a score of 31-24.

Rob Jones led the Gaels with six points and missed all five of his 3-point attempts. Matthew Dellavedova had just three points in the half, while Mitchell Young had six points and four rebounds off the bench. St. Mary's can only hope their shots start to fall in the second half, because they were simply missing wide open looks that they normally hit.

Terone Johnson led the Boilermakers with 15 points and did so making six of his eight shots from the field. Robbie Hummel scored five and brought down six rebounds, while Anthony Johnson provided Purdue with six off the bench.

The second half is about to get underway from Omaha. TruTV is airing the game live.

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NCAA Tournament 2012: Saint Mary's Vs. Purdue Start Time, TV Schedule And More

The Saint Mary's Gaels put together a fine regular season and won a thriller over Gonzaga to claim the conference championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The team received a No. 7 seed for their efforts and will face off with a talented Purdue Boilermakers squad led by forward Robbie Hummel. Many folks around the nation have this game split on their brackets and it figures to be a very closely contested game.

The game is scheduled to tipoff at 4:27 PM PT from Omaha, Nebraska. As for who will call the game, Marv Albert will handle the play-by-play duties, Steve Kerr serves as the analyst and Craig Sager and his wacky ties will provide reports from the floor. Fans can find the game aired live on TruTV. Check local listings. You can also listen to the game via live online radio stream. Click here to listen

The winner of today's matchup will likely face the Kansas Jayhawks in the third round on Sunday.

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NCAA Tournament 2012: Schedule, TV Times, Announcers And More

The 2012 NCAA Tournament is off to a great start and the games will continue throughout the weekend. We saw upsets, heroics in the final moments and even heartbreak for seniors on Thursday, and we should expect nothing different for Friday. Win today and that team is one game away from being one of 16 finalists for the national championship. No pressure.

Here is the schedule for all of Friday's action:

Morning/early afternoon session:

Cincinnati vs. Texas,
9:15 AM PT, CBS (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)

San Diego St. vs. NC State, 9:40 AM PT, truTV (Columbus)
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

Creighton vs. Alabama, 10:40 AM, TBS (Greensboro)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Florida vs. Virginia, 11:10 AM, TNT (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

Florida State vs. St. Bonaventure,
30 minutes after conc. of Cincinnati/Texas, CBS (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)

Georgetown vs. Belmont, 30 minutes after conclusion of San Diego St./NC State, truTV (Columbus)
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

North Carolina vs. Lamar/Vermont, 30 minutes after conclusion of Creighton/Alabama, TBS (Greensboro)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Missouri vs. Norfolk St., 30 minutes after conclusion of Florida/Virginia, TNT (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

Late afternoon/evening session:

Memphis vs. Saint Louis, 3:50 PM PT, TBS (Columbus)
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

Duke vs. Lehigh, 4:15 PM PT, CBS (Greensboro)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Michigan vs. Ohio,
4:20 PM PT, TNT (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)


St. Mary’s (CA) vs. Purdue,
4:27 PM PT, truTV (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)


Michigan State vs. LIU Brooklyn, 30 minutes after conclusion of Memphis/St. Louis, TBS (Columbus)

Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

Notre Dame vs. Xavier, 30 minutes after conclusion of Duke/Lehigh, CBS (Greensboro)

Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Temple vs. California/South Florida, 30 minutes after conclusion of Michigan/Ohio, TNT (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)


Kansas vs. Detroit, 30 minutes after conclusion of St. Mary's/Purdue, truTV (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

We should be in for yet another great day of hoops. There really is nothing better than March Madness.

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Saint Mary's Stephen Holt Will Play In NCAA Tournament

After injury left his status is doubt, Saint Mary's guard Stephen Holt will suit up for the NCAA Tournament for the Gaels, starting with their matchup with the Purdue Boilermakers out in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday.

The Sophomore guard out of Portland has missed the last five games due to a knee injury he suffered in the first half against Loyola Marymount back on February 15. Holt was confident after Tueaday practice that he can return to a full enough capacity to be a productive member out on the court:

"There are no concerns up to this point," Holt said, "because I've really gone hard in practice the whole, entire week mainly just trying to test it, so I know in the game that I'll be prepared."

Head coach Randy Bennett noted that Holt will come off the bench and play as many minutes as his injury will allow, but that he'll have to get trough the mental aspect of knee injures as well:

"You have to get through that," Bennett said. "You're a little hesitant about getting hit, but he's been hit and he's been bumped and knocked to the ground."

Holt has averaged 10.4 points and 4.7 rebounds a game this season for the Gaels. He will wear a brace for this game.

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NCAA Tournament Predictions 2012: Saint Mary's Faces A Tough Pod

The 2012 NCAA Tournament is only a couple days away, which means time is running short to figure out who exactly will make a difference in your NCAA tournament bracket. For one Bay Area team, the disrespect card is coming in loud and clear. The Saint Mary's Gaels head into the tournament as a seven seed facing the tenth-seeded Purdue Boilermakers, and yet they sit as one and a half point underdogs.

The 7/10 matchup is always a tough one to project, with a lot of people jumping on the ten seed as an early upset special. Although it seems odds for the higher seed to be an underdog in this matchup, many tens are actually favored quite frequently over sevens.

Saint Mary's faces a physically demanding defensive team in the Boilermakers. SMC is not some kind of wallflower, but they will be a bit undersized as compared to Purdue. The Boilermakers are not a monstrous team, but they have a size advantage on the Gaels. At the same time, they struggle enough offensively that it will be interesting to see if they can stick around with Saint Mary's slightly more up-tempo and long range shooting game.

The big question will be if Stephen Holt plays. The guard is arguably Saint Mary's best defender and key overall contributor. He has been out for three weeks. While he did warm up in the two WCC tournament games, it remains to be seen if he will be able to go on Friday. If Holt is a go, I think Saint Mary's has an excellent shot at pulling this one out. However, an injured Holt limits the Gaels. During his absence, the team struggled mightily against some of the better teams in the WCC and could struggle early in the tournament.


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NCAA Tournament 2012: North Carolina Has Easiest Road To Elite Eight

The St. Mary's, Calif. Gaels are headed to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, but they face a tough task ahead of them if they hope to make some noise beyond their starting bracket.

SB Nation basketball editor Mike Rutherford offers five points of analysis regarding the bracket announcements. One of his points is that the Midwest Region, in which St. Mary's holds the No. 7 seed, represents the easiest bracket for any of the four No. 1 seeds. The North Carolina Tar Heels look poised for a straight shot to the Elite Eight, unless to Gaels -- or any other team -- play the spoiler.

The top half of the Midwest bracket appears to be the weakest in the tournament, and North Carolina gets to reap the benefits. Even though the Heels have been prone to seeming bored at times this season, there's no one they'll face before the regional final who is capable of throwing them off the road to New Orleans.

Click through to the article for a full look at his early analysis. It's very insightful and well worth the read.

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NCAA Tournament TV Schedule 2012: St. Mary's Plays Purdue Friday At 4:27 PM PT On TruTV

St. Mary's ended up with a pretty low seed for being the WCC regular season and tournament champions, and they'll be one of the last teams to play on Saturday afternoon. They will be one of the last teams to play in the Round of 64 when they take on Purdue in the Friday nightcap.

Take a look down for all the individual matchups. Times (all Pacific) are included, as well as TV channels, locations of games, and announcers.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Morning/early afternoon session

Murray State vs. Colorado State, 9:15 AM PT, CBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Kansas State vs. Southern Miss, 9:40 AM PT, truTV (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

Louisville vs. Davidson, 10:40 AM PT, TBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Wisconsin vs. Montana, 11:10 AM PT, TNT (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Marquette vs. BYU/Iona, 30 minutes after conclusion of Murray St/Colorado St, CBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Syracuse vs. UNC Asheville, 30 minutes after conclusion of Kansas St/Southern Miss, truTV (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

New Mexico vs. Long Beach St., 30 minutes
after conclusion of Louisville/Davidson, TBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Vanderbilt vs. Harvard, 30 minutes after conclusion of Wisconsin/Montana, TNT (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Late afternoon/evening games

Kentucky vs. Mississippi Valley State/Western Kentucky, 3:50 PM PT, TBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Wichita State vs. VCU, 4:15 PM PT, CBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Gonzaga vs. West Virginia, 4:20 PM PT, TNT (Pittsburgh)

Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

Baylor vs. South Dakota State, 4:27 PM PT, truTV (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)

Iowa State vs. Connecticut, 30 minutes after conclusion of Kentucky/MVS-WKU winner, TBS (Louisville)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst), Lesley Visser (sideline)

Indiana vs. New Mexico State,
30 minutes after conclusion of Wichita St/VCU, CBS (Portland)
Announcers: Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Dan Bonner (analyst), Jenn Hildreth (sideline)

Ohio State vs. Loyola Maryland, 30 minutes
after conclusion of Gonzaga/West Virginia, TNT (Pittsburgh)
Announcers: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Len Elmore and Reggie Miller (analysts), Marty Snider (sideline)

UNLV vs. Colorado, 30 minutes after conc. of Baylor/South Dakota State, truTV (Albuquerque)
Announcers: Spero Dedes (play-by-play), Bob Wenzel (analyst), Jamie Maggio (sideline)


FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Morning/early afternoon session


Cincinnati vs. Texas,
9:15 AM PT, CBS (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)

San Diego St. vs. NC State, 9:40 AM PT, truTV (Columbus)
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

Creighton vs. Alabama, 10:40 AM, TBS (Greensboro)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Florida vs. Virginia, 11:10 AM, TNT (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

Florida State vs. St. Bonaventure,
30 minutes after conc. of Cincinnati/Texas, CBS (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)

Georgetown vs. Belmont, 30 minutes after conclusion of San Diego St./NC State, truTV (Columbus)
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

North Carolina vs. Lamar/Vermont, 30 minutes after conclusion of Creighton/Alabama, TBS (Greensboro)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Missouri vs. Norfolk St., 30 minutes after conclusion of Florida/Virginia, TNT (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

Late afternoon/evening session.

Memphis vs. Saint Louis, 3:50 PM PT, TBS (Columbus)
Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

Duke vs. Lehigh, 4:15 PM PT, CBS (Greensboro)
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Michigan vs. Ohio,
4:20 PM PT, TNT (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)


St. Mary’s (CA) vs. Purdue,
4:27 PM PT, truTV (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)


Michigan State vs. LIU Brooklyn, 30 minutes after conclusion of Memphis/St. Louis, TBS (Columbus)

Announcers: Tim Brando (play-by-play), Mike Gminski (analyst), Otis Livingston (sideline)

Notre Dame vs. Xavier, 30 minutes after conclusion of Duke/Lehigh, CBS (Greensboro)

Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Clark Kellogg (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Temple vs. California/South Florida, 30 minutes after conclusion of Michigan/Ohio, TNT (Nashville)
Announcers: Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Jim Spanarkel (analyst), Lewis Johnson (sideline)


Kansas vs. Detroit, 30 minutes after conclusion of St. Mary's/Purdue, truTV (Omaha)
Announcers: Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst), Craig Sager (sideline)

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NCAA Bracket 2012: How Saint Mary's Basketball Got To March Madness

Saint Mary's had a very dominant 2011-12 season in the WCC. They're hoping their success will carry over to the NCAA Tournament.

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2012 NCAA Bracket: Saint Mary's Lands In Midwest Region, Could Face Kansas

After the most successful regular season in school history, the Saint Mary's Gaels have landed the No. 7 seed in the Midwest region for this year's NCAA Tournament. One of three teams from the West Coast Conference to get a bid, the Gaels received solid seeding. Of course, considering they claimed the regular season and postseason titles, one might have expected a slightly higher spot.

The Midwest region should pose numerous challenges for a talented Saint Mary's squad. In the first round, the Gaels will be facing tenth-seeded Purdue, with the winner moving on to likely face No. 2-seeded Kansas in the second round. The Jayhawks face a solid enough Detroit Titans team, but the odds are long for Detroit.

Saint Mary's returns to the tournament two years after they made a modest Cinderella run as a ten seed. They knocked off seventh-seeded Richmond and second-seeded Villanova before losing to Baylor. They are back in the 7/10 matchup and will look for some more magic if they can get into a game with Kansas. If they can upset Kansas, Saint Mary's would get a chance at the likes of San Diego State, Georgetown, NC State or Belmont.

The Midwest region has a lot of talented teams, but the Gaels have a chance to make some noise. They tripped up a bit late in the regular season and almost blew the WCC championship game against Gonzaga, but they have enough talent to do some damage in March.

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March Madness Bracket 2012: Saint Mary's To Play Purdue In First Round

After landing the No. 7 seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the Saint Mary's Gaels will be playing the 10th-seeded Purdue Boilermakers to kick things off in the first round. The Gaels received an automatic bid from the tournament's selection committee after winning the WCC postseason tournament. That combined with the regular season conference title and a 27-5 record was enough to warrant a solid seed.

Althoguh Saint Mary's has been in the shadow of Gonzaga for many years, the 2011-12 squad finally broke through in claiming both the regular and postseason conference titles. SMC returns to the tournament for the first time since their Sweet 16 run in 2010. That year the Gaels were a ten seed and upset No. 7 Richmond and No. 2 Villanova before falling to the No. 3 Baylor Bears.

Purdue earned an at-large bid to the tournament following a 21-12 season and a second round Big Ten tournament loss to Ohio State. The Boilermakers biggest wins of the year included early season neutral court victories over Temple and Iona, and a late season road upset of the ranked Michigan Wolverines. The Boilermakers are led by senior forward Robbie Hummel, who leads the team with 16.3 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Brackets on the brain? Us too! Play Yahoo! Tourney Pick'em and be a part of the craziest month of college basketball. It is fun, easy, and free. For more coverage of St. Mary's in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, visit the SB Nation Bay Area NCAA Tournament Storystream. Click here for a link to our 2012 NCAA Bracket. And of course, make sure and get your printable bracket!

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NCAA Tournament 2012 Bracket Update: Saint Mary's Is No. 7 Seed, Will Face Purdue Boilermakers On Friday

The St. Mary's Gaels will be playing in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

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