Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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The Saint Louis Billikens' ugly overtime loss to Rhode Island apparently hasn't changed the mind of Butler coach Brad Stevens. The 9th-ranked Bulldogs will travel to St. Louis for a highly anticipated matchup with SLU on Thursday night. Despite a recent bad loss to Rhode Island, Stevens expects the Billikens to be a formidable foe. "It's a really hard game for us, there's no question about it," Stevens said. "Most of the people I know picked Saint Louis to win the league at the start of the year and most of the people I talked to still believe that they are a team to beat in the league when its all said and done. "They've had a great start to their season." SLU got off to a 12-3 start which included a nine-game winning streak and a dominating win over then-20th ranked New Mexico before losing back-to-back games at Temple and at home against Rhode Island last week. Rhode Island is just 6-12 on the season and their only Atlantic 10 Conference win was the triumph over SLU. The Bil...
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