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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