ST. LOUIS BILLIKENS NEWS

It's trendy to transfer these days in college basketball -- a fad that isn't going away anytime soon

ST. LOUIS -- When Jim Crews played at Indiana in the 1970s, the only year he says he started consistently was his freshman season. Though he still saw plenty of minutes in his other seasons, the fact that he lost some playing time led a local sports writer to speculate that Crews might be longing for another situation. After one game, the writer approached Crews and said he had heard...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

It's trendy to transfer these days in college basketball -- a fad that isn't going away anytime soon

ST. LOUIS -- When Jim Crews played at Indiana in the 1970s, the only year he says he started consistently was his freshman season. Though he still saw plenty of minutes in his other seasons, the fact that he lost some playing time led a local sports writer to speculate that Crews might be longing for another situation. After one game, the writer approached Crews and said he had heard...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 SLU has all the tools necessary to wreck VCU's havoc defense

ST. LOUIS -- The VCU Rams won't be the best team the 12th-ranked Saint Louis Billikens have played this season. But the only two SLU opponents considered superior to the Rams are responsible for the Billikens' only losses. Neither Wisconsin nor Wichita State plays any harder or faster than VCU. The Rams employ a full-court pressure so ferociously and famously that it has earned their...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlantic 10 power rankings: SLU is pulling away from the pack

ST. LOUIS -- With another long break between games, the 12th-ranked Saint Louis Billikens have plenty of time to rest, relax and prepare for this weekend's showdown against VCU. There's one thing you can count on the Billikens not doing before Saturday afternoon: Getting ahead of themselves. It would be easy to do, too. Riding a school-record 16-game winning streak and creeping up...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

McNeal: Three takeaways from SLU's win over La Salle

  After a week in Philadelphia, the 13th-ranked Saint Louis Billikens will get a week off at home before they play again. They can use the time off to prepare for what will be their biggest game of the season so far, a Saturday afternoon matinee against VCU. Their fans can use the time off to return their heart rates to normal after a pulsating 65-63 last-second victory over La...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

#13 Saint Louis shuts down Saint Joseph’s 65-49

Philadelphia PA: On Wednesday February 5 from Hagan Arena on the Campus of Saint Joseph’s University, the Saint Joseph’s Hawks took on the number 13 ranked Saint Louis Billikens. Saint joseph’s came into game off a win over #21 Massachusetts on Feb 1, while Saint Louis comes into game off a win over George Mason on Feb […]
Via Philly Sports Live
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

McNeal: Three takeaways from SLU's record-setting win in Philly

After yet another impressive victory for the 13th-ranked Saint Louis Billikens, is it time to start thinking they can run the table in the Atlantic 10? Well, it certainly doesn't hurt to ponder as the Billikens arrived at the halfway point with a 65-47 victory at Saint Joseph's. With eight games down and eight to go, the Billikens are the Atlantic 10's lone unbeaten team and seem...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

'Oh, yeah!' says SLU, not at all sarcastically. 'Two games in Philly!'

Before the 13th-ranked Saint Louis Billikens left Monday for games at Saint Joseph's and La Salle, senior forward Dwayne Evans tweeted, "Off to Philly for the week!" Note the exclamation point. Though Philadelphia isn't exactly a tourist destination when buried by winter, Evans has at least one very good reason for being excited about this trip. His team has enjoyed much success...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlantic 10 power rankings: Thanks to Rob Loe, SLU keeps top spot

ST. LOUIS -- The Saint Louis Billikens have climbed to 13th in the Associated Press Top 25, 15th in the USA Today Coaches poll and 24th in the latest RIP rankings. SLU ranks among the nation's leaders in most of the major defensive stats, their offense has improved and two of their five senior starters, Jordair Jett and Dwayne Evans, are contenders for Atlantic 10 Player of the Year...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens showcase offense in thrashing of Richmond

ST. LOUIS -- For much of this season, my take on the Saint Louis Billikens has been this: Final Four defense, NIT offense. While that's a bit extreme on both ends, you get the idea. The Billikens have shot so poorly on a fairly regular basis that you'd think they were facing their own stingy defense. But on Wednesday night at Chaifetz Arena, we saw what happens when the Billikens...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A win tonight over Richmond could have big payoff for SLU

ST. LOUIS -- For the Saint Louis Billikens, this will be a game that could make the difference between a really good and a very special season. Beat Richmond at Chaifetz Arena on Wednesday night and the first-place and 19th-ranked Billikens will continue to separate themselves from the rest of the Atlantic 10 and gain a little more notoriety on a national level. "This is one of those...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlantic 10 power rankings: Billikens rise to the top

Moving the Saint Louis Billikens from second to first in these Atlantic 10 rankings was a no-brainer after Massachusetts lost at Richmond last week, with that game ending mere minutes after SLU had pulled out victory at Duquesne. Saint Louis enters this week as the only unbeaten team in A-10 play. The Billikens have won 12 straight and improved to a nation-best 7-0 in road games...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

McNeal: Five reasons why the Billikens should win the Atlantic 10 title

ST. LOUIS -- Good teams always find a way. Excuse the cliche but really there's no more apt way to describe the Saint Louis Billikens in 2014. Look at Wednesday night. The only other teams off to an unbeaten start in Atlantic 10 play, Massachusetts and La Salle, could not prevail on the road. But the Billikens came away with a victory at Duquesne on a night when Saint Louis' best...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 Billikens top Bonnies in typical grind-it-out fashion

ST. LOUIS -- The No. 24 Saint Louis Billikens say that making the Top 25 is no big deal. And they certainly didn't let their being ranked for the first time this season change the way they play. In their 66-60 victory over St. Bonaventure Wednesday night at Chaifetz Arena, SLU played its usual overpowering defense, was typically tough on the boards and shot, well, let's just say...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens set for early wake-up call in Dayton

ST. LOUIS -- If you plan on watching the Saint Louis Billikens go for their ninth straight win on Saturday, you might want to set your alarm clock. Tip-off for SLU's game at Dayton (12-3) is 10 a.m. Central time, the earliest for the Billikens since they played at Xavier nearly three years ago. SLU lost that one 76-68 mainly because they had trouble getting started in a 24-point...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens overcome occasional shooting woes with solid defense

ST. LOUIS -- The way the Saint Louis Billikens view their season, it is divided into three parts. "We have the non-conference play, we have the conference play and then we have tournament play," senior guard Jordair Jett said. The first part came to a conclusion Saturday afternoon with a convincing 75-55 victory over Yale (5-7) in front of 8,659 at Chaifetz Arena. The second part...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Saint Louis blows past Yale 75-55

ST. LOUIS -- Rob Loe scored a season-high 19 points as Saint Louis prepped for conference play in beating Yale 75-55 on Saturday. Yale (5-7) shot 50 percent in the first half but scored only 26 points in just 20 shooting tries after turning the ball over 12 times to the Billikens. Saint Louis is off to their best start since going 14-1 in the 1993-94 season and led 37-26 at the break...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jett's newfound offensive prowess paying off for the Billikens

ST. LOUIS -- Jordair Jett's dreadlocks are longer and his beard a bit fuller but otherwise, he looks the same as a senior guard as he did as a junior guard. His game has changed, though, and for that, the Saint Louis Billikens should be quite pleased. If Jett had not stepped up his game this season, the Billikens (12-2) would have at least one more loss. Without his 17 points and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens hang with No. 12 Shockers until final minutes

ST. LOUIS -- Don't worry about the way the Saint Louis Billikens are playing. While they lost to a ranked team for the second time in the past week on Sunday afternoon, this time 70-65 to No. 12 Wichita State, the Billikens again showed they have the makings of being as strong as last season's 28-7 team that reached the NCAA Tournament. As they did in a 63-57 loss to 10th-ranked...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Billikens hang with No. 12 Shockers until final minutes

ST. LOUIS -- Don't worry about the way the Saint Louis Billikens are playing. While they lost to a ranked team for the second time in the past week on Sunday afternoon, this time 70-65 to No. 12 Wichita State, the Billikens again showed they have the makings of being as strong as last season's 28-7 team that reached the NCAA Tournament. As they did in a 63-57 loss to 10th-ranked...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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