Second-seeded Gaels to take on Kent St. in NIT


Second-seeded Gaels to take on Kent St. in NIT

March 13, 2011

MORAGA, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference co-champion Saint Mary's men's basketball team hosts Kent State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament Tuesday at 8 p.m. in McKeon Pavilion.Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday morning at 9 a.m. by calling (925) 631-4392, in person through the Saint Mary's College Athletic Ticket Office, or by visiting the ticket page on Ticket prices are as follows: Courtside, 85; VIP, 35; Lower Reserved, 35; Upper Reserved, 20; General Admission (Adult), 15; General Admission (SeniorChild), 10; Standing Room Only, 10.Tuesday's game will be televised live on ESPN2 with the exact broadcast crew yet to be announced. Local radio, audio streaming and livestats options should be finalized on Monday.Second-seeded Saint Mary's enters Tuesday's game with a 25-8 overall record following its convincing 77-54 victory over Weber State on Friday night. The Gaels finished the regular-season tied with Gonzaga for the WCC regular-season title and advanced to its third-straight WCC Tournament final last weekend in Las Vegas.Leading scorer Mickey McConnell was named the WCC Player of the Year by league coaches and earned all-district honors by the NABC and the USBWA. He is moving up the school's career charts in several categories and is among the national leaders in assists, three-point percentage, free throw percentage and assist-turnover ratio.McConnell and forward Rob Jones have started all 33 games this season for Saint Mary's, while guards Matthew Dellavedova and Stephen Holt as well as forward Tim Williams are expected to form the team's starting five.Seventh-seeded Kent State ended its regular-season with a 23-11 overall record and won the East division of the Mid-American Conference with a 14-5 record. The Golden Flashes lost a heart-breaking 66-65 decision to Akron in its conference tournament final.Junior forward Justin Green is the team's scoring and rebounding leader, averaging 15.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. the backcourt duo of Rodriguez Shermand and Carlton Guyton also score in double figures with averages of 12.9 and 12.5 points per game, respectively.The winner of Tuesday's game will play the winner of sixth-seeded Fairfield at third-seeded Colorado State. The date and site of the second-round game has not been determined.
Courtesy Saint Mary's media services

Reports: Former 49ers wide receiver to visit Bills


Reports: Former 49ers wide receiver to visit Bills

Aquan Boldin is looking for a new football home.

And the former 49ers wide receiver is visiting with the Bills on Monday, according to multiple reports.

Boldin started all 16 games with the Lions last season, recording 67 catches for 584 yards and eight touchdowns.

From 2013 to 2015 with the 49ers, he racked up 237 receptions, 3030 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns.

The three-time Pro Bowler will turn 37 years old in October.

Boldin entered the NFL as the 54th overall pick in the 2003 draft.

Steph Curry makes fun of 'China Klay' -- 'I had to do it'

Steph Curry makes fun of 'China Klay' -- 'I had to do it'

Steph Curry could not help himself.

The two-time NBA champion is currently in China, and just before wrapping up a clinic, he couldn't pass up on the opportunity to make fun of Klay Thompson.

Enjoy the video below:

Remember a month ago when Klay was in China and failed at his attempt (or attempts) to complete a 180 degree dunk?

Of course you do.

"I had to do it. I had to do it," Curry told all of the fans in attendance.

Is that an inside joke?

"Yeah, hashtag China Klay," Curry answered.

Any last words, Mr. Curry?

"Thank you for your support. It means a lot to me that I know I have a lot of fans here ... it means so much to me, to Seth (Curry). All year long we think about you guys, so thanks very much for inviting us. 

"And we're gonna have another great year."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller