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Men Drop Last two Games of Regular Season

Men Drop Last two Games of Regular Season

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The season ended on a sour note for the Billikens, who dropped two of their last three games prior to the A-10 Tournament. The sole win was a home game against George Washington on Saturday, Feb. 24, when SLU upended the Colonials 62-53. Early on, shots didn’t fall for either team. Redshirt juni...

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

“Basketball, in general, has changed my life,” said Jalen Johnson, sophomore Billiken basketball star. Johnson came in as the “Baton Rouge Bomber” but the voice of SLU basketball, Bob Ramsey, decided to change it up, and thus the “Bayou Billiken” was born. In his second year as a Bil...

Short-staffed Men See Success

Short-staffed Men See Success

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite Ty Graves withdrawing from SLU a few days prior, SLU Men’s Basketball prevailed over La Salle 70-62 at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10. SLU scored twice in the first two minutes, with layups from redshirt junior guard Javon Bess and freshman forward Hasahn French. La Salle struck b...

Four Players Off Men’s Basketball Team

Four Players Off Men’s Basketball Team

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

Early on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Office of the President sent out an email formalizing the end of the Title IX investigation that began after three women reported a sexual assault on Sept. 24 2017. As reported in local media, freshman guard Jordan Goodwin has been suspended for two months on the grounds...

Men Continue Rally

Men Continue Rally

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Billikens continue to prove themselves in the A-10, posting wins over Dayton and Fordham and a road win at St. Joseph’s before falling to St. Bonaventure. A-10 rival Dayton came to Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, Jan. 27. The 75-65 win was the first for SLU since January of 2014. Dayton took ...

Men learn on the road at Marine Corps Museum

Men learn on the road at Marine Corps Museum

Monica Ryan, Associate Sports Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

This school year, multiple SLU athletic teams have spent time going through physical training and learning leadership skills from the United States Marine Corp. Student athletes have learned to push their bodies to the max and how to encourage their teammates to do the same by being a better leader. ...

Men catch fire

Men catch fire

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

SLU Men’s Basketball caught fire when students returned to campus, posting wins against A-10 foes Duquesne and UMass before falling in a tight contest against VCU. The first game of the new semester brought Duquesne to Chaifetz Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 17. It was a night of records, with senior gu...

Men drop another close fight

Men drop another close fight

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite a career-high 27 points from senior guard Davell Roby, SLU Men’s Basketball just couldn’t pull off a win at George Mason on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Billikens fell 86-81. SLU led throughout the bulk of the first half, leading by as much as 10 points. The Patriots struck back with a quick...

Men drop close battle at home

Men drop close battle at home

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

SLU Men’s Basketball battled back from a nine-point deficit in the first half, but just couldn’t hold on the final minute of a contest against A-10 foe Rhode Island. The Billikens lost to the Rams on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Chaifetz Arena, with a final score of 72-65. The early minutes of the first half were clo...

Men rally for first A-10 win

Men rally for first A-10 win

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

January 7, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

SLU Men’s Basketball trailed by as much as 10 points early in the second half, before a late rally in a 69-62 rout of conference foe Richmond on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Chaifetz Arena. The Billikens’ offense was cold throughout the bulk of the first half, but a couple of small runs early in the ha...

Men drop hard-fought road battle

Men drop hard-fought road battle

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

SLU Men’s Basketball led by 11 points at the half, but lost 54-51 in a tight contest at Davidson on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The early minutes of the first half saw Davidson take an early lead, leading by as much as six points. Davidson went cold late in the half, shooting 8-25 from the field and 0-12 from...

Men fight hard in A-10 opener

Men fight hard in A-10 opener

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

December 31, 2017


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

SLU Men’s Basketball opened conference play on the road, facing La Salle in Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 30. Despite scoring the first basket, SLU was never able to overcome an early 8-0 run by the Explorers in the 83-60 loss. Freshman guard Jordan Goodwin led SLU with 16 points and 13 rebounds, notching ...

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