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Jeffers’ Defense Stymies Opponents

Dave Kvidahl

March 16, 2000

Got defense? Junior guard/forward Maurice Jeffers does. Come to think of it, he's got a lot. Jeffers, a transfer student from Westark Community College, was named the Billiken defensive player of the year at the end of the regular season. Jeffers, or Mo, as he's called, can play defense. Jeffers as...

Redden’s Intensity Guides Billikens In Tourney

Mark Sloan

March 16, 2000

John Redden is a spark plug. The energy he provided the Billikens helped turn games in SLU's favor all season. As the Conference USA tournament began, Redden knew that he would have to increase that intensity. He would have to do whatever was necessary to prevent his career at SLU from ending. Redden said,...

Pitching Guides Bills To 3-2 Win

Dave Kvidahl

March 16, 2000

The Saint Louis University baseball team did something Tuesday that they had only done three times before, beat Southwest Missouri State. "It was a good win for us," said head coach Bob Hughes. "They've got a great club. They're in the NCAA tournament every year. It's a good win for our program." The Billi...

Softball Splits Pair With Austin Peay

Brian Reardon

March 16, 2000

Last year, the Saint Louis University women's softball team had its struggles. But they're improving. Yesterday at the Billiken Sports Center, the Bills (5-14) split a double header with Austin Peay State 2-3, 7-0. Only one-third of the way through the season, they've already eclipsed last years wi...

Missed Free Throws Doom SLU In 68-56 Loss

Nick Weber

February 24, 2000

If only "free throws" were always freebies. The Saint Louis University men's basketball team was an atrocious 13 of 25 from the free throw line last night. As a result of the poor shooting, the Bills never could catch up with the Cardinals and lost 68-56 at Freedom Hall in Louisville. "We didn't get t...

Southern Miss Smothers Bills, 71-48

Brian Reardon

February 17, 2000

Just when things started to look good, it got ugly. Real ugly. The St. Louis University men's basketball squad suffered a 71-48 whopping at the hands of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., last night. In their most lopsided defeat of the year, the Billikens NCAA Tournament hopes were dealt a ...

Women Hit A Hot Streak; Beat UNCC 61-54

Mark Sloan

February 17, 2000

Three weeks ago, the Saint Louis University women's basketball team looked to be on the ropes. The team had lost five straight games and was 1-7 in Conference USA But SLU has turned things around as of late. The Billikens have won three of their last four games and stand at 4-8 in C-USA. SLU defeated UN...

Hockey Misses Nationals; GLCHA Playoffs Up Next

Nick Weber

February 17, 2000

Saint Louis University hockey coach John Bosch doesn't look at his team's 14-18-2 record as a negative. It could've been better, but he'll take it, considering the circumstances. "In my estimation, for being a first-year Division I club team, it was pretty much a success for us," said Bosch. "It mirrors th...

Billiken Bites

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February 17, 2000

Baseball SLU Takes On Hilltoppers The Saint Louis University baseball team kicks off its season this weekend with a three-game series against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The Bills and the Hilltoppers play a doubleheader that starts at noon on Saturday. The teams take the field at 1 p.m. on Sunda...

Freshman Oliver’s Intangibles Spark Women’s Basketball Team

Mark Sloan

February 17, 2000

Freshmen aren't supposed to be mature. They aren't supposed to possess the qualities of seniors in their first year. But Melissa Oliver does. "The intangibles she brings-hard work, intensity, scrappiness, energy, enthusiasm, heart and desire-are contagious. These intangibles boost the team more than he...

Wash. U. Women Tie Record

Ralph Bayoneto

February 17, 2000

(U-WIRE)- And the wins just keep on coming ... The Bears have won championships. They have had the Division III Player of the Year for two years running. They've even had a perfect season. With blowout triumphs over Case Western (78-58) and Rochester (90-43), the Bears extended their record winning strea...

Complete Effort Snags Bills Their First Close Win, 56-52

Mark Sloan

February 10, 2000

The Saint Louis University women's basketball team hasn't had much luck in close games this year. Of the five contests that have been decided by five points or less, the Bills were 0-5. Their luck changed on Monday night. The Billikens picked up a 56-52 nail-biting victory over the Louisville Cardinals at...

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