In the only Men’s NCAA Division I game being played today involving a Kiwi, Dan Fotu and St Mary’s Gaels played Gonzaga (ranked #2 nationally) in the West Coast Conference Championship game.
St Mary’s were defending champions having beaten Gonzaga in the 2019 Final but struggled in this one going down 84-66.
Dan Fotu finished with 5 points and 2 rebounds.
St Mary’s now have to wait until Selection Sunday (March 15) to see if they receive one of 36 at-large invitations to the NCAA Tournament.
At a glance – see who is playing where and when as the Men’s NCAA Division I Conference Tournaments continue this week.
NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ – ie games scheduled for March 11 in the States are played March 12 in NZ.
Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami)
Miami head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to take on Clemson.
Sam Timmins (University of Washington)
Washington Huskies play in the First Round of the Pac 12 Tournament.
Flynn Cameron (DePaul University)
De Paul face Marquette or Xavier in the Big East Tournament first round.
Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University)
Sacramento State take on Weber State in the Big Sky Conference play-offs first round.
Anzac Rissetto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers)
Charlotte 49ers play quarter-final game at Conference USA Tournament.
Max de Geest (Long Beach State University)
Long Beach State face UC Irvine in a Big West Conference quarter-final.
Matt Freeman (UC Santa Barbara)
UC Santa Barbara will take on University of California, Riverside in Big West Conference play .
Callum McRae & Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)
The third Big West Conference team with Kiwi interest are UC Riverside (7-9) and they face UC Santa Barbara in the BWC quarters.
Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)
Second seed Abilene Christian will take on an unconfirmed opponent in the Southland Conference Tournament semi-final.
Roll of Honour
Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)
Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions
Mountain West Tournament Runners-up
Mountain West All-Conference Third Team
Callum McRae (University of California, Riverside)
Honourable Mention All-Big West Conference