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Crews to be tested with Billikens light on experience, heavy on youth

ST. LOUIS -- The degree of difficulty has really gone up for Jim Crews. Saint Louis has played in the NCAA tournament a school-record three straight seasons, but a fourth will be tough with so many go-to players gone. The third-year coach must replace all five starters from a 27-win team that won the Atlantic 10 for the second straight season and kept the program on the national...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A-10 champ Saint Louis replacing 5 starters

ST. LOUIS (AP) The degree of difficulty has really gone up for Jim Crews. Saint Louis has played in the NCAA tournament a school-record three straight seasons, but a fourth will be tough with so many go-to players gone. The third-year coach must replace all five starters from a 27-win team that won the Atlantic 10 for the second straight season and kept the program on the national...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

No SLU guys figure to get drafted, but pro careers are quite likely

ST. LOUIS -- When the NBA Draft is held Thursday night, don't expect to hear the names called of any players from Saint Louis University. But that's not a surprise, nor does it mean the end of their hoop dreams. By this time next week, in fact, Dwayne Evans, Jordair Jett and Rob Loe all could have jobs in the NBA. Temporary jobs, anyway. After the two-round draft, NBA teams will...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlando Region: #4 Louisville 66 #5 St. Louis 51

Steve Etter at the Amway Center/collegehoopsdigest.comThe Saint Louis Billikens were out to dethrone the defending champion Louisville Cardinals this afternoon in Orlando, FL but fell short. The Billikens struggled and I mean struggled from 3-point land. They were 0-15 from beyond the arch.(Yes, that is not a misprint 0-15). They shot 39.6% from the floor. We those numbers you are...
Via College Hoops Digest
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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," Saint...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Beware of the 12 seed? Crews says thanks, but no thanks

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jim Crews isn't buying the notion that Saint Louis may be in a precarious position as a No. 5 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Billikens (26-6) face No. 12 seed North Carolina State (22-13) in the second round of the Midwest Region, however the coach stressed Wednesday the outcome will be determined by how well the teams play -- not recent history, which suggests...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 20, 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 evident...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Bonaventure Upsets No. 18 Saint Louis On Jordan Gathers’ Buzzer-Beater

NEW YORK — Regular season, conference tournament, regular season. Saint Louis won three straight championships in the Atlantic 10 before the run slammed to a halt on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. St. Bonaventure stunned the 18th-ranked Billikens 71-68 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday on Jordan Gathers’ 3-point shot. “They won three in a row,” coach...
Via NESN.com
March 14, 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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Bonaventure stuns No. 18 Saint Louis in A-10 quarterfinal

NEW YORK -- Jordan Gathers hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and St. Bonaventure stunned No. 18 Saint Louis 71-68 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday. The ninth-seeded Bonnies (18-14) came into the tourney on a four-game losing streak before beating La Salle on Thursday. They trailed the top-seeded Billikens by 10 points at halftime but rallied behind a swarming...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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 racked...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlantic 10 keeps right on winning after defections

NEW YORK -- The Atlantic 10 Conference lost some big-name programs and keeps right on winning. The A-10 is in position to possibly send a league-record six teams to the NCAA tournament. It could wind up with more bids than the ACC, SEC or Big East -- the conference that poached Butler and Xavier after last season. Temple also departed for the American Athletic Conference and Charlotte...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 11, 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 while...
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 a share...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens have been focusing on the details in practices following losses

ST. LOUIS -- These past few days have been a time for reflection for the Saint Louis University basketball team. The Billikens' 19-game win streak is gone, replaced by a two-game losing streak after setbacks against Duquesne and VCU. Their No. 10 national ranking ... poof. They are now ranked 17th. Everything was going right for Saint Louis just one week ago. Now the Billikens are...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nothing coming easy for Billikens as they enter final week of regular season

The Saint Louis University basketball team went nearly three months without losing a game. Then it took just two days to lose another one. SLU's 67-56 loss at VCU on Saturday night, its first road defeat of the season, sets the stage for what could be a dramatic final week of the regular season for the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Billikens went into Thursday's game against Duquesne...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 01, 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. "I don't think so. I don't...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 SLU welcomes upset-minded George Washington to Chaifetz

After sweating out three straight close calls, Saint Louis braces for what figures to be another difficult test against a 20-win Atlantic 10 opponent. The 10th-ranked Billikens look to extend the longest winning streak in school history while moving to 12-0 in league play for the first time Saturday night against George Washington. While Saint Louis (24-2, 11-0) has won 18 consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

George Washington-Saint Louis Preview

After sweating out three straight close calls, Saint Louis braces for what figures to be another difficult test against a 20-win Atlantic 10 opponent. The 10th-ranked Billikens look to extend the longest winning streak in school history while moving to 12-0 in league play for the first time Saturday night against George Washington. While Saint Louis (24-2, 11-0) has won 18 consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 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 the experience that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlantic 10 power rankings: SLU is No. 10 in the country, No. 1 in the league

ST. LOUIS -- Saint Joseph's coach Phil Martelli said it two weeks ago about the Saint Louis Billikens. "This is a Top 10 in America team," Martelli said. VCU coach Shaka Smart chimed in Saturday. "They have all the elements of a terrific team," Smart said. "They have great coaching, very good talent, terrific experience. "I don't know why they're not in the Top 10 now." Well, they...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 17, 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've just got to focus on our next...
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 "that ball" in question...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Saint Louis holds off VCU 64-62

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 apiece for...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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