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Billikens' regular-season woes come back to haunt them in Louisville loss

There would be no dramatic comeback for the Saint Louis this time. The Billikens overcame a rough start against fourth-seeded Louisville and led briefly with 14:15 remaining, but the reigning national champion Cardinals were too much for SLU down the stretch and pulled away for a 66-51 victory in Orlando to advance to the Sweet 16. "We didn't play particularly well today...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rick Majerus' impact still felt by Saint Louis players

Day 1. That's when Dwayne Evans began to question if he had made a mistake, if he could meet the physical and mental demands of playing for Rick Majerus and whether he would ever see a day it was all going to be worthwhile. "It was incredibly tough," Evans said Friday. "Anyone playing for Coach Majerus has gone through that phase. I did, and I stuck it out, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

With wealth of recent NCAA experience, Billikens mentally ready for tourney test ahead

ST. LOUIS -- The suspense kept building during the Saint Louis University basketball team's watch party Sunday evening as the NCAA Tournament brackets were unveiled. Billiken players, coaches, school officials, family members, some fans and a few media members gathered at Lorenzini's inside Chaifetz Arena to watch as this year's brackets were shown on TV. The excitement...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 16, 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

No. 17 Billikens must find way to stop slump against high-scoring UMass

While Saint Louis has clinched the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament, the Billikens are hoping to regain some of their swagger before heading into the postseason. They'll have to find a way to end their slump against high-scoring Massachusetts, which has lost once at home all season. Seventeenth-ranked Saint Louis looks to stop its longest skid in more than three years...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 17 Saint Louis falls flat on Senior Night

ST. LOUIS -- The news was met with little to no fanfare. Dwayne Evans found out from his father before the postgame ceremony honoring the Saint Louis University basketball team's five seniors Wednesday night at Chaifetz Arena. Billikens coach Jim Crews wouldn't find out until later on, just seconds before walking into his postgame press conference. Saint Louis U. clinched...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

After failing at home, Billikens look to clinch share of A-10 title at VCU

ST. LOUIS -- There is no way to know whether the Saint Louis University basketball team was looking past Duquesne, its opponent Thursday night, with a showdown at VCU looming just two days later. Even SLU coach Jim Crews doesn't know. "I'm not smart enough to figure that out," Crews said after his team's 71-64 upset loss to the Dukes at Chaifetz Arena. "...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

VCU rally falls short in 64-62 loss to Saint Louis

Coming close was no consolation for VCU. Now, the Rams are really playing catch-up in the Atlantic 10. Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 12 Saint Louis broke a late tie with seven straight points, winning 64-62 for its 17th straight victory on Saturday. ''Obviously, they're in the driver's seat,'' VCU coach Shaka Smart said. ''We...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Undeniable Billikens win 17th straight with strong numbers from lead scorer Evans

  ST. LOUIS -- When VCU forward Juvonte Reddic headed to the bench for a rest in the second half Saturday afternoon, his coach stopped him, pulled him close and looked in his eyes. "He just wanted that ball more than you," Rams coach Shaka Smart told his leading scorer. The "he" in reference was the Saint Louis Billikens' leading scorer, Dwayne Evans, and...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Saint Louis holds off VCU 64-62

ST. LOUIS -- Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 12 Saint Louis broke a late tie with seven straight points, beating VCU 64-62 for its 17th straight victory on Saturday. The Billikens (23-2, 10-0 Atlantic 10) blew a 12-point second-lead before finally putting away VCU (20-6, 8-3) in a matchup of the Atlantic 10's top two teams. Jordair Jett and Rob Loe had 14 points...
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February 15, 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 10, 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 Saint Louis handles Fordham 70-48

Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Jordair Jett lacked a rebound for his first career double-double, leading No. 24 Saint Louis to a 70-48 rout over Fordham on Saturday. Saint Louis (17-2, 4-0 Atlantic 10) has won 11 straight games. The Billikens held Fordham (7-10, 0-4) to season lows for first half and game scoring on 29 percent shooting. Jett had 18 points, nine...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: No. 24 Saint Louis handles Fordham 70-48

ST. LOUIS -- Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Jordair Jett lacked a rebound for his first career double-double, leading No. 24 Saint Louis to a 70-48 rout over Fordham on Saturday. Saint Louis (17-2, 4-0 Atlantic 10) has won 11 straight games. The Billikens held Fordham (7-10, 0-4) to season lows for first half and game scoring on 29 percent shooting. Jett had 18 points...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview: SLU faces Fordham in pursuit of 11th straight win

Already having matched the second-best start in school history, Saint Louis is a win away from matching its best start in conference play in nearly five decades. The 24th-ranked Billikens will look to improve to 4-0 in Atlantic 10 action when they host Fordham on Saturday. Saint Louis' 16-2 record is its best since opening 17-1 in 1993-94. The Billikens have won 10 in a row following...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 18, 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 Saint Louis beats St. Bonaventure

Saint Louis' first game since cracking the Top 25 this season wasn't pretty. Dwayne Evans scored 18 points, Rob Loe had 11 rebounds and three blocked shots and the 24th-ranked Billikens held off St. Bonaventure 66-60 on Wednesday night. ''It's not easy to score against them, it's not easy to defend them,'' coach Jim Crews said. ''I'm...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: No. 24 Saint Louis fights past St. Bonaventure 66-60

ST. LOUIS -- Dwayne Evans scored 18 points and No. 24 Saint Louis won its first game since breaking into the Top 25 for the first time, holding off St. Bonaventure 66-60 on Wednesday night. Jordair Jett scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half for Saint Louis (16-2, 3-0 Atlantic 10), which has won 10 in a row. The start is the school's best since the 1993-94 team was 19...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Saint Louis defeats North Carolina A&T 79-57

ST. LOUIS Dwayne Evans scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Saint Louis won its fifth straight with a 79-57 victory over North Carolina A&T Saturday. Evans made two free throws to give Saint Louis (11-2) a 10-8 lead, and the Billikens led the rest of the way. Evans hit another pair of free throws to stretch the lead to 50-30 with 16:13 remaining. Saint Louis never led...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Louis defeats North Carolina A&T 79-57

Dwayne Evans scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Saint Louis won its fifth straight with a 79-57 victory over North Carolina A&T Saturday. Evans made two free throws to give Saint Louis (11-2) a 10-8 lead, and the Billikens led the rest of the way. Evans hit another pair of free throws to stretch the lead to 50-30 with 16:13 remaining. Saint Louis never led by less than...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Evans provides spark that ignites Billikens in key victory over Indiana State

SLU senior forward Dwayne Evans bounces back from one of his worst outings of the season to deliver one of his best in the Billikens' win over the Sycamores.
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Louis puts away Indiana State 83-66

Dwayne Evans scored a season-high 24 points and Rob Loe added 15 with nine rebounds as Saint Louis defeated Indiana State 83-66 Wednesday night. The Billikens (10-2) had an early 11-point lead in the first half, but Indiana State countered with a 15-4 run to tie the game. Saint Louis closed on a 7-0 stretch capped off by a 3-pointer from Loe to grab a 34-27 halftime advantage. ...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Saint Louis puts away Indiana State 83-66

ST. LOUIS -- Dwayne Evans scored a season-high 24 points and Rob Loe added 15 with nine rebounds as Saint Louis defeated Indiana State 83-66 Wednesday night. The Billikens (10-2) had an early 11-point lead in the first half, but Indiana State countered with a 15-4 run to tie the game. Saint Louis closed on a 7-0 stretch capped off by a 3-pointer from Loe to grab a 34-27 halftime...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Saint Louis narrowly defeats Valparaiso 67-65

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Dwayne Evans scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds in helping Saint Louis squeeze by Valparaiso 67-65 on Saturday night.Grandy Glaze added 14 points for Saint Louis.St. Louis (8-2) led 39-30 at intermission due in part to Valpo's 13 turnovers, but the Crusaders (6-5) took care of the ball in the second half and narrowed the deficit to four points (62-58)...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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