When the college basketball Top 25 polls came out on Monday, the Saint Louis Billikens came were listed as the first team receiving the most votes in both the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. In ESPN’s latest college basketball power rankings, the Billikens jumped into the 25th spot.
Riding an eight game winning streak, Saint Louis will have its toughest week this season, starting with a date with No. 24 Virginia Commonwealth Tuesday night. Tip off is at 8 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena.
This game is important to the Billikens, as they can jump VCU in the Atlantic 10 standings with a win. Here are 5 keys to watch for in this A10 showdown.
1. Look for SLU's bench to step up once again.
Anybody can score for the Billikens. Cody Ellis and Jordair Jett both play starter minutes for Saint Louis and they both come off the bench. Also, they are two of the top three scorers this season for the Billikens. Ellis is averaging 11.5 PPG and Jett is averaging ...