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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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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...
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...
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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis nabs A-10 crown with 64-62 win at U-Mass

SLU snapped a three-game losing streak and won the Atlantic 10 Conference title outright with a dramatic 64-62 win over Umass on Sunday. Jordair Jett, who has been practicing through a knee contusion suffered against Dayton on Wednesday, drove to the basket and scored with 3.4 seconds left to give SLU its first lead since the first half. Umass had a long 3-pointer at the buzzer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 10, 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

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...
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...
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. "...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 28, 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

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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

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

No. 13 Saint Louis wins 16th straight

PHILADELPHIA -- Jordair Jett scored 19 of his game-high 25 points in the second half, including the game-winner with 4 seconds left, as Saint Louis extended its school-record winning streak to 16 games with a 65-63 victory over La Salle on Saturday. Dwayne Evans added 14 points to help the Billikens (22-2, 9-0 Atlantic 10) remain perfect on the road and in league play. Their 9-0...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 08, 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

Preview: SLU goes for school-record 15th straight victory at St. Joe's

Saint Louis is one of only three schools in the country to regularly start five seniors, and that experience has helped it pull through in tight games to remain unbeaten in Atlantic 10 play. It may have another tough test on its hands against surging Saint Joseph's. The 13th-ranked Billikens seek a school-record 15th straight victory and an eighth consecutive win over the Hawks...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 05, 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

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

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