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Billikens extend winning streak to 10 games

Billikens extend winning streak to 10 games

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January 16, 2014

It’s always a good thing when a team can learn valuable lessons and further its development while still winning games. Case in point: as they entered the academic break, the Billikens appeared to be in stuck in neutral—they were winning games (vs. Rockhurst, at Valparaiso, vs. Wofford), but they w...

Breaking down the Billikens path through the Atlantic 10

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January 16, 2014

The Billikens men’s basketball team improved to 3-0 in conference play (16-2 overall) with their victory over St. Bonaventure at Chaifetz arena on Wednesday night. The defending champions of the Atlantic 10 conference, the Billikens are poised to compete for yet another conference championship this...

Know Your 2012-13 Atlantic 10 Opponents

Know Your 2012-13 Atlantic 10 Opponents

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November 8, 2012

Teams in order of 2012-13 preseason coaches' poll St. Joe’s features one of the best backcourt duos in the nation with Carl Jones and Langston Galloway, who averaged a combined 32.5 points per game last season. The Hawks were picked to win the conference by the A-10 coaches and have five preseason all-Atlantic 10 picks on t...

“Rammer” ready for March Madness

“Rammer” ready for March Madness

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November 8, 2012

There is nothing quite like team achievement. As Billiken fans we had the opportunity to watch a program grow and achieve from the ground up.  Last season’s Billiken squad was put together piece by piece.  It overcame much adversity and made some noise in the NCAA tournament, which was the perfect...

Billikens to be tested by USC Upstate in season opener

Billikens to be tested by USC Upstate in season opener

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November 7, 2012

The Billiken men’s basketball team will tip off their season on Nov. 9 against South Carolina Upstate, an opponent who, despite its lack of name recognition, is still one to watch. Spartan coach, Eddie Payne, won the Hugh Durham Award as the nation’s top mid-major coach after he led the Spartans to a 21-1...

The Odyssey of Jim Crews

The Odyssey of Jim Crews

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November 5, 2012

INTERACTIVE FEATURE: The Journey of Jim Crews via Dipity (If feature does not load immediately, refresh page) Jim Crews had no intention of returning to coaching when Rick Majerus called him last October. It had been over three years since his tenure as the men’s basketball coach at ...

Billikens cruise past Rockhurst in lone exhibition

Billikens cruise past Rockhurst in lone exhibition

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November 3, 2012

ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis University overcame a sluggish first half to knock off Rockhurst University 79-47 in its first “official, unofficial" game under interim coach Jim Crews. “The players did a real nice job of making those halftime adjustments and tightening up some things that we thought...

Bills 26th in USA Today Preseason Poll

Bills 26th in USA Today Preseason Poll

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October 17, 2012

The Saint Louis University men’s basketball squad was ranked 26th in the USA Today Sports preseason men’s college basketball poll. With 58 points, the Billikens were the highest ranked team out of the Atlantic 10 conference and just three points behind Florida State and Texas, who tied for the final...

Mitchell out at least six weeks with fracture in left foot

Mitchell out at least six weeks with fracture in left foot

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October 15, 2012

The Saint Louis University Billikens will open the 2012-13 campaign without one of their top players from a year ago. Point guard Kwamain Mitchell underwent surgery Monday to repair a fracture in his left foot and is expected to miss at least six weeks. The team hopes to have him back in time for co...

Jim Platt named to men’s basketball staff

Jim Platt named to men’s basketball staff

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September 25, 2012

Jim Platt has been named an assistant coach for Saint Louis University’s men’s basketball team. Platt, who was director of basketball operations at Liberty last season, will fill the spot left by Jim Crews who was named interim head coach after Rick Majerus took a leave of absence due to health ...

Basketball players Mitchell, Reed seek readmission to Saint Louis University

Basketball players Mitchell, Reed seek readmission to Saint Louis University

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January 4, 2011

(This story has been updated, click here.) Former students and Billiken basketball teammates Kwamain Mitchell and Willie Reed are seeking readmission to the University this week following a suspension last fall from the school until Jan. 3, after the Student Conduct Board found them in violation o...

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