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SLU facing big changes

From his chair in the corner of the crowded St. Louis University locker room late Saturday afternoon at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Billikens freshman forward Tanner Lancona could see both the program’s past and its future. “These guys have taught me so much,” Lancona said, looking out at the team’s seniors. “I’m grateful to be on this team and feel blessed. Now...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

It's up to the 'Sons of Majerus'

The Sons of Majerus will never pass this way again. This is their final NCAA Tournament, the last dance. You just hope that this isn’t their last game, not after all that the St. Louis U. seniors have done to redefine and rebrand the SLU program. Before SLU meets 12th-seeded North Carolina State tonight at Amway Center, let’s pause for a while to reflect. When none of the big...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 20, 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

Saint Louis 66, George Washington 59

Jordair Jett scored 16 points to lead the way as the host Billikens turned away the Colonials to extend their school record winning streak to 19 straight games. Rob Loe added 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds for Saint Louis (25-2, 12-0 Atlantic 10). Grandy Glaze notched 10 points and seven rebounds and Jake Barnett also grabbed seven boards to go with four points for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

A win tonight over Richmond could have big payoff for SLU

ST. LOUIS -- For the Saint Louis Billikens, this will be a game that could make the difference between a really good and a very special season. Beat Richmond at Chaifetz Arena on Wednesday night and the first-place and 19th-ranked Billikens will continue to separate themselves from the rest of the Atlantic 10 and gain a little more notoriety on a national level. "This is one...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 29, 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

Boost in McCall's shooting could take Billikens to another level offensively

ST. LOUIS -- Mike McCall Jr. missed his first shot Saturday. Then the Saint Louis University guard missed his second. After scoring on an easy breakaway layup, the beneficiary of an unselfish pass from teammate Jake Barnett, McCall missed two more 3-pointers before halftime. It has been a struggle at times for the senior from Chicago this season. McCall has contributed plenty from...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Billikens overcome occasional shooting woes with solid defense

ST. LOUIS -- The way the Saint Louis Billikens view their season, it is divided into three parts. "We have the non-conference play, we have the conference play and then we have tournament play," senior guard Jordair Jett said. The first part came to a conclusion Saturday afternoon with a convincing 75-55 victory over Yale (5-7) in front of 8,659 at Chaifetz Arena. The second...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Saint Louis takes care of business against D-II Rockhurst 68-43

ST. LOUIS -- Dwayne Evans scored a game-high 17 points -- including a layup off the opening tip -- as St. Louis defeated Division II Rockhurst 68-43 as part of the Jesuit Spotlight on Tuesday night. In the game-opening flurry, Evans followed his first bucket with another and a pair of free throws as the Billikens (7-2) zoomed ahead 13-0. Jake Barnett, in his first start since November...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis beats D-II Rockhurst 68-43

Dwayne Evans scored a game-high 17 points - including a layup off the opening tip - as St. Louis defeated Division II Rockhurst 68-43 as part of the Jesuit Spotlight on Tuesday night. In the game-opening flurry, Evans followed his first bucket with another and a pair of free throws as the Billikens (7-2) zoomed ahead 13-0. Jake Barnett, in his first start since November of 2012...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Well-rounded recruiting class gives Billikens a strong base to build on

ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis University basketball coach Jim Crews had a difficult challenge when he hit the recruiting trail during the offseason. With the Billikens set to return five seniors this season, including four starters, the coach basically had to rebuild the foundation of a SLU program that has made back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances. Saint Louis is expected to...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Well-rounded recruiting class gives Billikens a strong base to build on

ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis University basketball coach Jim Crews had a difficult challenge when he hit the recruiting trail during the offseason. With the Billikens set to return five seniors this season, including four starters, the coach basically had to rebuild the foundation of a SLU program that has made back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances. Saint Louis is expected to...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Louis Billikens: SLU records preseason win against Fontbonne

An exhibition game is still a game. The Saint Louis Billikens basketball team dominated and won an exhibition game against D-III Fontbonne University 94-38 at Chaifetz Arena last night. Dwayne Evans led all scorers with 14 points and he also snagged six rebounds. Evans didn’t miss a shot from the field and recorded two blocks and one steal. Jordair Jett was also in double figures...
Via STLSportsMinute
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

#36 St. Louis Billikens: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
October 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Pair of SLU seniors to spend portion of summer overseas

ST. LOUIS - Dwayne Evans has a list of goals for 2013. "We're still trying to be the first SLU team to make it to the Sweet 16," the Billikens' best player said last week. "That's the overall goal. Obviously, win another Atlantic 10 Championship. And personally, I want to become a better leader on the court." He thinks he will get a head start this...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pair of SLU seniors to spend portion of summer overseas

ST. LOUIS - Dwayne Evans has a list of goals for 2013. "We're still trying to be the first SLU team to make it to the Sweet 16," the Billikens' best player said last week. "That's the overall goal. Obviously, win another Atlantic 10 Championship. And personally, I want to become a better leader on the court." He thinks he will get a head start this...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Crews gets Saint Louis recruiting back on track

ST. LOUIS Jim Crews stood front and center, a microphone in one hand and a fake gold medal in the other. Before he began passing out awards to the sweaty, waist-high kids who had just finished a Saint Louis University basketball summer camp, the coach made one last request. "Raise your hand if you met someone new this week," Crews said. The children, seated in rows on...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Crews gets Saint Louis recruiting back on track

ST. LOUIS Jim Crews stood front and center, a microphone in one hand and a fake gold medal in the other. Before he began passing out awards to the sweaty, waist-high kids who had just finished a Saint Louis University basketball summer camp, the coach made one last request. "Raise your hand if you met someone new this week," Crews said. The children, seated in rows on...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

SLU takes lead in A10 with huge win over VCU

The Saint Louis Billikens needed a statement win on Tuesday night and that is exactly what they got against Virginia Commonwealth. The Billikens won 76-62 at Chaifetz Arena on Tuesday night. Jordair Jett’s 16 points led Saint Louis and the Billikens never trailed throughout the game.           After leading 11-8 early on, the Billikens took control. Saint Louis extended the...
Via STLSportsMinute
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Saint Louis Billikens: SLU's win over Charlotte sets stage for showdown with VCU

The Saint Louis Billikens took care of business against Charlotte on Saturday night. Saint Louis beat the 49ers 75-58 at home. The Billikens have won seven games in a row, and move within a half game of Virginia Commonwealth, who Saint Louis plays on February 19th.           Cody Ellis, Jake Barnett, and Jordair Jett combined for 47 points off the bench to lead the Billikens...
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February 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bench mob propels Billikens past Charlotte

ST. LOUIS -- The late Rick Majerus had a saying. Well, he had many sayings, but one that often times gets quoted around Saint Louis University is starting is for high school. A philosophy of sorts that focused zero on who started the game, but rather who finished and those 39 minutes 58 seconds in between. The Billikens truly embodied that philosophy on Saturday night against the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Billikens cruise to win over Loyola-Marymount

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mike McCall Jr. hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points to lead Saint Louis to a 65-44 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday. Jordair Jett and Jake Barnett each scored 11 points for the Billikens (8-3), and Dwayne Evans contributed 10 points and nine rebounds. Anthony Ireland led Loyola Marymount (5-6) with 16 points and eight rebounds. Alex Osborne...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Billikens battle Washington late night in Seattle

ST. LOUIS The favored Washington Huskies didnt just get beat by the Saint Louis Billikens last November. They got embarrassed. So when the two teams meet again Wednesday night in Seattle to complete the home-and-home series, the Billikens expect to see a fired up bunch on the other side. Certainly they remember that game last year, interim SLU coach Jim Crews said. The Billikens...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

At SLU Majerus' rebuilding program clicks

ST. LOUIS (AP) There's a stool in every corner of the Saint Louis gym so Rick Majerus can roam the building and do his scrutinizing comfortably. The 64-year-old coach likes what he's seeing these days. Majerus was hired five years ago to elevate the school's national profile, and his work is finally bearing fruit. The Billikens (25-7) are in the NCAA tournament for...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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