Conference/Record: Atlantic-10 (26-6)
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Opponent: vs. New Mexico State
Famous Alums/Attendees: Former CEO of Anheuser-Busch August Busch IV, former NBA Player Larry Hughes, and former NYJ Placekicker Pat Leahy.
Social Media: The Billikens can be found on twitter at @SaintLouisMBB.
Random Fun Fact: SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River.
Tournament History/Most Recent: This will be the Billikens 8th tournament appearance, and they have had good luck in the (distant) past – reaching Sweet 16s in 1952 and 1957, and making it to the Elite 8 in 1952. They beat Memphis in the 8-9 game last year before losing to Michigan State in the Round of 32.
Good Wins/Bad Losses: Saint Louis has wins over VCU (twice), Butler, New Mexico. Their worst losses were home losses to Rhode Island and an underrated Santa Clara team.
Notable Player(s): Junior Forward Dwayne Evans is the best player (leads the team in scoring and rebounds), but this is a deep, balanced team. Four players average more than 10ppg, and 3 players average more than 2.5 apg. They are also ranked as the 32nd most experienced team according to KenPom.com.
All-Important Rankings: 21 (RPI), 17 (Pomeroy), 14 (Seven Overtimes)
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