The Saint Mary’s men’s basketball team will kick off their NCAA Tournament with their first game on Friday. The Gaels are playing Purdue in Omaha with a scheduled tip-off time of 4:27 p.m. The game will be aired live on truTV.
The Gaels are the #7 seed in the Midwest bracket, while the Boilermakers are the #10 seed.
The winner of the Gaels’ first round game will advance to the Round of 32 to play either Kansas or Detroit.
The Gaels missed out on the NCAA Tournament last year, but they made sure they’d be in it this year by earning an automatic bid when they won the WCC Tournament.