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SLU adds 6-foot-8 recruit Reggie Agbeko

SLU adds 6-foot-8 recruit Reggie Agbeko

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April 18, 2013


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The Billiken basketball team picked up their second recruit last week when 6-foot-8 power forward Reggie Agbeko choose SLU to play his college ball. Agbeko, who was born in Ghana, played high school basketball at South Kent High School in Connecticut. The 225-pound forward is rated as a three-star recruit...

SLU removes interim tag, names Crews head coach

SLU removes interim tag, names Crews head coach

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April 12, 2013


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It has been nearly three weeks since Saint Louis’ 2012-13 season came to an abrupt end in San Jose, but Saint Louis University officially named Jim Crews its full time men’s basketball coach Friday afternoon, making him the program’s 25th full-time coach in the program’s history and the third...

SLU ends historic season with 74-57 loss to Oregon

SLU ends historic season with 74-57 loss to Oregon

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March 23, 2013


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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Saint Louis University had to overcome a lot of adversity during the regular season. Off the court, the issues were wholly out of its control. The death of a beloved coach, the loss of friends and former players, the adversity that seemed to define the team’s historic run seemed...

Looking ahead: No. 5 Billikens vs. No. 12 Oregon

Looking ahead: No. 5 Billikens vs. No. 12 Oregon

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March 22, 2013


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After cruising past New Mexico State, No. 4 seed Saint Louis University figures to face more of a challenge Saturday evening when it takes on No. 12 seed Oregon in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The Billikens, who claimed just the second conference tournament title in school history last...

No. 5 Billikens vs. No. 12 Oregon preview

No. 5 Billikens vs. No. 12 Oregon preview

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March 22, 2013


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SLU vs. Oregon, NCAA Third Round Preview   The University News coverage of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship is brought to you by Humphrey’s Restaurant and Tavern.   Saint Louis University vs. University of Oregon For the second year in a row, the Billikens advance to t...

Billiken Briefs: Thoughts from San Jose

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March 21, 2013


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The University News' coverage of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship is brought to you by Humphrey’s Restaurant and Tavern. Here’s a peek at some of the unscripted banter exchanged between our on-location Billiken Basketball insiders, Michael Johnson and Chris Ackels. CA: Billikens looked goo...

SLU tops NMSU 64-44, to face Oregon in third round

SLU tops NMSU 64-44, to face Oregon in third round

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March 21, 2013


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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Despite traveling from Brooklyn-to-St. Louis-to-San Jose in a less than 24-hour span, the No. 4 seed Saint Louis University Billikens did not miss a beat, blowing past New Mexico State 64-44 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday. The 20-point margin of victory was th...

First up: No. 13 New Mexico State

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March 21, 2013


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Even as No. 13 Saint Louis University celebrated its lofty seeding Sunday evening at a New Jersey Best Buy, interim head coach Jim Crews reminded his team of a message he has been emphasizing since the start of the year: “Don’t listen to the noise.” “It’s definitely the toughest thing to...

No. 5 Oklahoma State vs. No. 12 Oregon

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March 21, 2013


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SLU looks to face winner of second round matchup Oregon Despite winning the Pacific 12 tournament, the University of Oregon Ducks (26-8, 12-6 Pac-12) find themselves as a No. 12 seed in the Midwest region. In his third season with the Ducks, head coach Dana Altman was named Pac-12 coach of the...

Do you know the way to San Jose?

Do you know the way to San Jose?

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March 21, 2013


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San Jose, Calif., the often-forgot third-largest city in California, will play host to the Saint Louis University Billikens for the next few days. The largest city in Silicon Valley is an eclectic mix of Spanish colonial and bustling, innovation-driven modernism. On one corner is a 200-year old basilica,...

How the Midwest can be won: The region of death

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March 21, 2013


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Pitino. Krzyzewski. Izzo. The list reads like a hall of fame ballot. But for the next few weeks, these legendary coaches of Louisville, Duke and Michigan State, respectively, headline the Midwest region of this year’s NCAA Tournament. The coaches of the top-three seeds in the region have 22 Final Four...

March Madness: Are you ready?

March Madness: Are you ready?

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March 21, 2013


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MIDWEST Best of the best: Louisville (1-overall) The Cardinals, who boast experience, depth and defensive prowess, headline what has been dubbed the “Region of Death.” Peyton Silva (10 ppg, 5.9 apg) and Russ Smith (18.1 ppg) may be the best guard duo in the nation. Best of the rest: Saint Louis (4) Defense may be the Billikens' t...

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