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Returning Billikens already are putting a bounce in Crews' step

ST. LOUIS -- The Saint Louis Billikens are losing their entire starting lineup that won a second straight Atlantic 10 championship this season, but expectations for next year will remain the same. "What we believe in is a championship attitude, a championship mentality, being a gentleman, doing things with class," coach Jim Crews said Wednesday afternoon, five days after...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens pull of the improbable with comeback win over NC State

The Saint Louis Billikens did not lead in the final 35 minutes of regulation. They trailed by 16 with 8:13 left. For the night, they missed 14 of their 26 free throws. And they won. Yes, their 83-80 overtime victory over North Carolina State in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night was that unlikely. March Madness, indeed. Who else, but Jett? Billikens Senior guard Jordair Jett was...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens roll into Brooklyn looking to capture more A-10 hardware

The Saint Louis Billikens have been busy since wrapping up the regular season with a 64-62 win at Massachusetts on Sunday that secured their second straight outright Atlantic 10 Conference championship. The No. 18 Billikens (26-5 overall, 13-3 A-10) then visited the West Point campus in New York, where coach Jim Crews led Army's basketball team from 2002-2009. On Tuesday, SLU...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Loe quietly keeps No. 10 SLU on course

Standing 6-foot-11, Saint Louis Billikens senior center Rob Loe is difficult to miss on a basketball court. But when reasons are given for the success of the 10th-ranked Billikens this season, Loe's contributions often are overlooked. You think about Jordair Jett's driving and Dwayne Evans' scoring. You think about the Billikens' lockdown defense and the experience...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The pick-and-pop post: Rob Loe quietly keeps No. 10 SLU on course

ST. LOUIS -- Standing 6-foot-11, Saint Louis Billikens senior center Rob Loe is difficult to miss on a basketball court. But when reasons are given for the success of the 10th-ranked Billikens this season, Loe's contributions often are overlooked. You think about Jordair Jett's driving and Dwayne Evans' scoring. You think about the Billikens' lockdown defense and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 18, 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

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

SLU's Glaze is a player you can feel good about cheering

ST. LOUIS -- If you're looking for a college basketball player to root for this season, turn your attention to the Saint Louis Billikens. No. 1, Grandy Glaze, is your man. Besides the catchy name, you'll love his hustle, appreciate his attitude and be delighted by his personality. His game isn't bad, either. Let's start with his attitude. How many college juniors...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Louis Billikens: Jared Drew leaves the program

Jared Drew becomes the second freshman from the lastest recruiting class to leave the Saint Louis Basketball program. It was announced on Tuesday, May 14 that Drew, a 6-foot-4 forward from Indianapolis, will transfer. Billiken head coach Jim Crews made a statement saying, “We have released Jared from his men’s basketball scholarship and wish him nothing but the best.” ...
Via STLSportsMinute
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Louis Basketball: Where does Kwamain Mitchell rank among SLU's all-time greatest players?

Kwamain Mitchell. What more can you say; the point guard has been the face of Saint Louis Billiken basketball program since he emerged on the scene back in 2008.              Mitchell's career that has seen him score nearly 16 points per game in his sophomore season and then he had to sit out the next season because of sexual assault allegations. But, where does Mitchell...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Louis Billikens: SLU will say goodbye to three seniors on Saturday

On Saturday, the Saint Louis Billikens (23-6, 12-3 A 10) will play La Salle (21-7, 11-4 A 10) at Chaifetz Arena to decide the winner of the Atlantic 10 conference. Also, this game will be senior night and the last time Kwamain Mitchell, Cody Ellis, and Cory Remekun will step on the floor at Chaifetz Arena. Each player had a different path to this point in their career. All three...
Via STLSportsMinute
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Referee vs. Radio Announcer in VCU vs. St. Louis Game (Video)

#24 VCU got smoked on Tuesday night by Saint Louis 76-62.  Being a VCU fan I wasn't too happy seeing this massacre go down.  This video made me a little happier though.  Check out Saint Louis Billikens radio announcer Bob Ramsey saying that referee Bo Borowski just called a "cheap foul."  Bo overheard his comments and got in Ramsey's face while on air, and gave...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Defense fueling offense for Billikens

Saint Louis University basketball games are seldom pretty to look at. Forward Cody Ellis compared SLU's 64-50 win over Richmond on Wednesday to pulling teeth, and nine out of dentists would agree. While SLU's defense drives opponents nuts -- Richmond shot just 35.3 percent against SLU, the fourth straight SLU opponent to be at 40 percent shooting or less -- the Billikens...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Mitchell making all the difference for Billikens

Saint Louis paid the price last season when it was forced to go with freshmen and sophomores in key roles. The Billikens finished with a 12-19 record and a quick one-and-done appearance against Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. They are still young, but having Kwamain Mitchell back on the floor has given them a proven leader. The junior was suspended just...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

SLU's Conklin named A-10 Player of the Week

LOS ANGELES For the first time since the 1993-94 season, the Saint Louis Billikens have garnered a national ranking as they come in at No. 23 in the AP Top 25 poll, which was released Monday. Also on Monday, the Atlantic 10 Conference announced that senior forward Brian Conklin was named A-10 co-Player of the Week. The Billikens ranking comes on the heels of claiming the 76 Classic...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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