Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 3/21/13
By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. -- New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies watched video of Saint Louis all week, and a common theme kept showing up on every play he analyzed. "You can see Rick Majerus all over them, throughout the fiber of how they play," said Menzies, who coached against Majerus' Utah teams while at San Diego State from 1999 to 2003. "There's no question that they're playing inspired by him, and especially on the defensive end." More than three months since his death, Majerus' style still lives on through his players. Saint Louis (27-6) will be looking to carry on the memory of the affable and animated coach in the way he so often made his mark in March: with a deep run in the NCAA tournament. The fourth-seeded Billikens must first find a way to get past 13th-seeded New Mexico State and 7-foot-5 freshman Sim Bhullar on Thursday. "The way we play, we play 40 minutes, from the tip to the end with hard work and competitiveness of our team. Tha...
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