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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

SLU: 5 thoughts on Billikens' chances in NCAA Tournament

For the third season in a row, the Saint Louis Billikens men's hoops team is going dancing and for long-time SLU fans that can remember the glory days of Erwin Claggett and H Waldman and the brief sting Larry Hughes spent wearing the royal blue, these are good times.Maybe the best times in the history of the SLU program.But making the dance is one thing. Advancing is another...
Via STLSportsMinute
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Saint Louis Billikens Struggling Mightily Heading Into NCAA Tournament

Less than a month ago, the Saint Louis Billikens were ranked among the top 10 teams in the country. But heading into the NCAA Tournament, Saint Louis is 1-4 in their last 5 games. Their lone win came against Massachusetts on a last second shot. They lost in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament to St. Bonaventure on a buzzer beating 3 pointer. When watching the Billikens...
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March 14, 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

It's not lucky when the Billikens win 19 straight; they're just that good

ST. LOUIS -- Their leading scorer spent the night in foul trouble and finished with only four points. Their best player missed two drives down the stretch that he hasn't been missing all season. They were badly out-rebounded for half the game. And they had another lousy night shooting free throws. Yet the 10th-ranked Saint Louis Billikens won another close game Saturday night...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 23, 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

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 14, 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 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

Billikens on NCAA bubble after loss to Temple

ST. LOUIS The Saint Louis Billikens fueled talk of an NCAA Tournament appearance by starting the year 11-1, winning the 76 Classic in Anaheim and beating familiar names including Washington, Boston College, Villanova and Oklahoma. But if the Billikens have aspirations of making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000, defeats like Wednesday's 72-67 home loss to Temple...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 12, 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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