St. Mary's College center, No. 50 Omar Samhan, controls the opening tip-off in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Providence, RI. The St. Mary's Gaels beat the Richmond Spiders, 80 to 71.
Samhan, who is from Danville and graduated from San Ramon Valley High, led all scorers with 29 points. He also had 12 rebounds and one blocked shot, clearly the dominant player in the game.
Tonight was the first NCAA win for St. Mary's since 1959.