Found November 10, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS Absence makes the clock spin slower. For Saint Louis, each day without senior Kwamain Mitchell the guard at the heart of Great Expectations will pass with a slug's pace. A swift return to normalcy would be preferred, but sometimes a grimace comes before the grin. Take interim coach Jim Crews' word for it. Friday, the Billikens popped the cork on one of their most anticipated seasons in recent memory by thumping USC Upstate 76-59. Most pieces for a drama-free night at Chaifetz Arena were in place: Diverse scoring (four SLU players finished in double figures, led by junior forward Dwayne Evans' 21 points); strength on the glass (the Billikens outrebounded the Spartans by 11); and scrappy defense (USC Upstate committed 15 turnovers). But one chunk of the jigsaw was missing. It was seen with Mitchell hobbling off the court in street clothes on crutches, sidelined because of a fracture in his left foot sustained in October. So, Coach, how did the first regula...
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