Posted March 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
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: Rick Majerus. 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 two-time defending Western Athletic Conference champion Aggies (24-10) lost in the first round to Indiana last year and haven't won a game in the tournament since 1993.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

New Mexico State loses 64-44 to Saint Louis

New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies congratulated and consoled his players in the locker room following another season that included a Western Athletic Conference title and NCAA tournament berth. Coping with another opening-game loss could take more time. Bandja Sy had 17 points and nine rebounds in the lone bright spot of a horrendous shooting performance, and the 13th-seeded...

Evans leads Saint Louis past Aggies

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Saint Louis is carrying on the memory of Rick Majerus the best way it knows how: by advancing in the NCAA tournament. Dwayne Evans had 24 points and six rebounds, Cody Ellis scored 12 points and the fourth-seeded Billikens overwhelmed New Mexico State 64-44 in the second round Thursday behind a dominating defense. "...

Majerus on minds of Billikens, Aggies

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...

Scouting: New Mexico State

Saint Louis (27-6) faces New Mexico State in the Round of 64 in San Jose. BillikenReport.com watched four of the Aggies games and created a detailed scouting report of what to expect.

No. 4 SLU Dominates New Mexico State 64-44

Saint Louis (28-6) received yet another huge performance from junior forward Dwayne Evans, as his 24 points led the Billikens over New Mexico State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

New Mexico St.-Saint Louis Preview

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...

Majerus on the minds of SLU, New Mexico St

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 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...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.