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Men’s Basketball Looks to Returners for A-10 Championship Repeat

Men’s Basketball Looks to Returners for A-10 Championship Repeat

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

November 13, 2019

Preseason results/expectations: The Billikens were picked to finish 7th in the A-10 this season by the league’s coaches and media. With many new faces, the Billikens are like a penny stock—they could shoot up and be very successful, or they could spin their tires and stay in the middle of the pa...

Saint Louis Basketball gets a major tech upgrade

Saint Louis Basketball gets a major tech upgrade

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

“Oh-for-one…oh-for-two…oh-for-three,” the beautiful sound of progress in Chaifetz Arena as Support Service Coordinator Michael Wilson demonstrated, with three missed shots, the new technology leading SLU Men’s Basketball to a new era—ShotTracker. The system was installed in the arena and th...

Travis Ford’s 2019/2020 recruiting class sets the program up for future successes

Travis Ford’s 2019/2020 recruiting class sets the program up for future successes

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

The book on the 2019 Billikens has essentially come to a close, all that waits to be written is professional outcomes of a handful of players. Javon Bess and Tramaine Isabell Jr. look to be the most likely to get opportunities in NBA systems over the summer, and if not, are essentially locks to be off...

Billikens can’t overcome horrendous first half to continue march magic, fall 66-52

Billikens can’t overcome horrendous first half to continue march magic, fall 66-52

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

Going into the Billikens late-night game in San Jose, luck favored the under seeded. Each of the previous three matches on the Friday had gone to the lower seed team. It started with UC Irvine taking down the Kansas State Wildcats, then the Oregon Ducks took down the Wisconsin Badgers before the session brea...

Robb Hornett, The Billikens secret weapon who never touches the floor

Robb Hornett, The Billikens secret weapon who never touches the floor

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

A Conference Championship is a feat that any program has a right to be proud of. For most, they are extremely rare and even one can be world changing for the future of a program. That being said, to do it in the fashion that the Saint Louis University Billikens did it to win the 2019 A10 championshi...

What the Billikens are facing in Virginia Tech

What the Billikens are facing in Virginia Tech

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

The Virginia Tech Hokies are one of the nation’s most efficient offenses in the NCAA. Using an up-tempo, run and gun style, perimeter-oriented offense, the Hokies best compare to a “Golden State Warriors” lite. While the Hokies lack the interior presence that Draymond Green and Demarcus Cousin provi...

“Why not us” The Billikens ride March magic all the way to a A-10 Championship

“Why not us” The Billikens ride March magic all the way to a A-10 Championship

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

College basketball in March is a kind of magic. It’s the only sport that has consistent Cinderella stories where it seems that truly any team in the country has an opportunity to go on the perfect run and have a shot at glory. This week, the Basketball Gods smiled down upon Coach Travis Ford and his S...

Billikens will have to take the long route to a Championship

Billikens will have to take the long route to a Championship

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

The Billikens faced an uphill battle going into the past weeks stretch of games, on the outside looking in on the double bye that is granted to the top four teams in the Atlantic 10. A bye that all but two teams have needed to win the conference tournament since its introduction. They did have an opportunity to...

Billikens right the ship, get much needed win in the nation’s capital

Billikens right the ship, get much needed win in the nation’s capital

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Coming off their worst loss of the season, the SLU Men’s Basketball team now had their backs against the wall. After starting the season 5-0 in conference, the Billikens now sit with a 6-5 record and little momentum to speak of heading into the stretch of A-10 conference play. The identity of the te...

Billiken men can’t stop skid, fall to Richmond 84-81

Billiken men can’t stop skid, fall to Richmond 84-81

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Heartbreaking is an apt word to use when describing the Billiken loss Sunday to conference rival Davidson, especially for Jordan Goodwin. Having taken the lead with only 11.3 seconds left, Goodwin fouled Davidson star Jon Axel Gudmundsson who made both free throws to reclaim the lead. In a last second heav...

Billikens Storm out of the gate in A-10 play

Billikens Storm out of the gate in A-10 play

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

Travis Ford’s Billikens entered conference play with something new this season, expectations. Being named the preseason favorite to win the A-10 in the media day coaches’ poll, the Billikens would have a name to live up to for the first time since Coach Ford came to St. Louis. With a strong non-co...

Life after Gordon: SLU is going to be just fine

Life after Gordon: SLU is going to be just fine

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

Carte’Are Gordon, gone in a flash. The highly touted St. Louis native who was essentially the keynote freshmen piece going forward made his exit from SLU over the winter holiday. Rumors have swirled about what could possibly be the reason for his extraordinarily early departure, but that is all they...

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