Saint Louis Rumors & News

  • Ex-UCF guard Adonys Henriquez transferring to Saint Louis

    The Score "Saint Louis has reportedly made a splash on the transfer market late Friday night. Former UCF guard Adonys Henriquez is heading to the Billikens, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. It's a solid get for new head coach Travis Ford, as Henriquez averaged more than 10 points per game last..." May 07

  • Saint Louis hires Travis Ford as head coach

    SI "Saint Louis has hired Travis Ford as its head coach, the university announced. Last week, Ford parted ways with Oklahoma State after eight seasons with the Cowboys. Ford compiled a 155—111 record. He left the program with three years and $7.2M in guaranteed salary remaining on his..." March 31

  • Saint Louis fires head coach Jim Crews after four seasons

    College Basketball Talk "Shortly after the team’s loss to George Washington in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament, Saint Louis AD Chris May announced that head coach Jim Crews would not be retained. Crews was named interim head coach in place of the late Rick Majerus just before the start of the 2012-13..." March 10

  • 5-star wing Jayson Tatum is down to 2 schools, decision will come soon

    SB Nation "Jayson Tatum is a special talent as one of the three best players in the loaded recruiting class of 2016. The 6'8 wing out of St. Louis cut his list to four schools in April. Now he says he's down to two schools, with a decision coming either this month or next month. Tatum did not specify..." June 04

  • Canadian forward/center verbally commits to Saint Louis

    College Basketball Talk "With Saint Louis set to lose two front court players at the end of the 2014-15 season in seniors Grandy Glaze and John Manning, adding some depth there wouldn’t be a bad move for head coach Jim Crews and his staff. Already holding a commitment from one power forward in the Class of 2015, the..." October 31

  • SLU's Glaze out with dislocated shoulder

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Although he witnessed the play in question, Jim Crews still isn’t sure how forward Grandy Glaze injured his shoulder last week in practice. What the St. Louis University coach does know is that the 6-foot-6 senior will be sidelined for several weeks after dislocating his right shoulder. “I was..." October 15

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • SLU facing big changes

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "From his chair in the corner of the crowded St. Louis University locker room late Saturday afternoon at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Billikens freshman forward Tanner Lancona could see both the program’s past and its future. “These guys have taught me so much,” Lancona said, looking out at..." March 25

  • Rick Majerus' impact still felt by Saint Louis players

    USA Today "Day 1. That's when Dwayne Evans began to question if he had made a mistake, if he could meet the physical and mental demands of playing for Rick Majerus and whether he would ever see a day it was all going to be worthwhile. "It was incredibly tough," Evans said Friday. "Anyone playing for Coach..." March 22

  • Louisville basketball defeats Saint Louis, 66-51

    Louisville Courier-Journal "It wasn't pretty at any point for Louisville over the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, but the fourth-seeded Cardinals are back in familiar territory. Louisville advanced to its third consecutive Sweet 16 with a rough-and-tumble 66-51 win over Saint Louis on Saturday at the Amway Center..." March 22

  • Saint Louis rallies from 16 down, beats NC State 83-80 in OT

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In what may be one of the most amazing comebacks in NCAA postseason history, St. Louis University came back from 16 points with 8:13 to go in the second half and beat North Carolina State 83-80 in the round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament. In the extra period, Austin McBroom scored on SLU's first..." March 21

  • It's up to the 'Sons of Majerus'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Sons of Majerus will never pass this way again. This is their final NCAA Tournament, the last dance. You just hope that this isn’t their last game, not after all that the St. Louis U. seniors have done to redefine and rebrand the SLU program. Before SLU meets 12th-seeded North Carolina..." March 20

  • N.C. State takes whirlwind path to play SLU

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A lot has happened to the North Carolina State basketball team in the past three days. On Monday, they traveled to Dayton, Ohio, and on Tuesday night they beat Xavier there in an NCAA first-round game. The game ended after 11 p.m. in Dayton, and the team went to the airport and flew to Orlando,..." March 20

  • NCAA Tournament snubs and surprises

    CBS Sports "Heading into the Selection Show, most bracketologists seemed to reach a relative agreement and consensus on the 68 teams in the field – and the four No. 1 seeds. Of course, the selection committee isn't part of the bracketology world, and messed up the consensus. So, who got snubbed and who..." March 17

  • Gathers' buzzer-beater gives St. Bonaventure upset of #18 Saint Louis "Jordan Gathers' three-pointer as time expired gave St. Bonaventure a thrilling, 71-68 victory over No. 18/17 Saint Louis and put the Bonnies into Saturday's semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament at the Barclays Center. Gather's game-winning capped a stunning second-half comeback..." March 15

  • Looking for Cinderella? Try the A-10

    USA Today "AT THE WATER COOLER: Every year, we search for it. That diamond-in-the-rough team that we dub Cinderella. If we're trying to find a team to become this year's NCAA tournament darling, look no further than the Atlantic 10 Conference, a league that hasn't skipped a beat in spite of losing..." March 12

  • St. Louis nabs A-10 crown with 64-62 win at U-Mass

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "SLU snapped a three-game losing streak and won the Atlantic 10 Conference title outright with a dramatic 64-62 win over Umass on Sunday. Jordair Jett, who has been practicing through a knee contusion suffered against Dayton on Wednesday, drove to the basket and scored with 3.4 seconds left to..." March 10

  • Stunner in St. Louis, Dayton Flyers knock off #17 Billikens, 72-67 "It was a game breaking a lot of O-fers for the Dayton Flyers. Jordan Sibert scored 14 points, Dyshawn Pierre tallied 11 and Jalen Robinson scored 10 off the bench to lead Dayton past the No. 17 Saint Louis Billikens on the road, 72-67. Prior to Wednesday's victory, Dayton had never in its..." March 06

  • Second straight loss damages SLU's stock

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "St. Louis University has embarked on a new streak, and as much as the Billikens didn’t want to dwell too much on their 19-game winning streak while it was going on, they’ll probably want to think about the current one even less. The 10th-ranked Billikens, destined to drop when the next polls..." March 04

  • Graham, Weber lead Rams past #10 St. Louis, 67-56

    VCUAthletics "The Basics Score: VCU 67, #10 Saint Louis 56 Records: VCU (22-7, 10-4), Saint Louis (25-4, 12-2) Location: Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center inside the HDL, Inc. Athletic Village The Short Story: Junior Treveon Graham scored 17 points and grabbed eight..." March 02

  • Duquesne stuns No. 10 Saint Louis, 71-64

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Saint Louis' 19-game win streak may have been fun while it lasted and it was certainly no fun for the Billikens when it ended. Saint Louis players, looking as glum as they have looked since their last loss, back on Dec. 1, admitted they were outplayed on Thursday night in a 71-64 loss to..." February 28

  • Saint Louis 66, George Washington 59

    ProSportsDaily "Jordair Jett scored 16 points to lead the way as the host Billikens turned away the Colonials to extend their school record winning streak to 19 straight games. Rob Loe added 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds for Saint Louis (25-2, 12-0 Atlantic 10). Grandy Glaze notched 10 points and..." February 23

  • St. Louis 89, George Mason 85: Billikens resist Patriots’ upset bid in OT

    Washington Post "Saint Louis might end up winning the Atlantic 10 title again, posting one of the nation’s best overall records and making a deep run in the NCAA tournament. Along the way, though, the Billikens will have felt fortunate to endure two overtime thrillers against George Mason. For the second time..." February 20

  • SLU again needs OT to beat George Mason

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "St. Louis University overcame two tough opponents, George Mason and its own free throw shooting, on Wednesday to keep doing what it’s been doing all season. The 10th-ranked Billikens won for the 18th consecutive time, beating the Patriots 89-85 in overtime to tighten their grip on first place..." February 20

  • Rob Loe quietly keeps No. 10 SLU on course

    Fox Sports Midwest "Standing 6-foot-11, Saint Louis Billikens senior center Rob Loe is difficult to miss on a basketball court. But when reasons are given for the success of the 10th-ranked Billikens this season, Loe's contributions often are overlooked. You think about Jordair Jett's driving and Dwayne Evans'..." February 19

  • Big win for streaking Billikens

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There were lapses. They felt there were times when they did not play as well as they could have. And yet, as the St. Louis University Billikens have done throughout their 17-game winning streak, when they had to get something done, they did it. The 12th-ranked Billikens extended their..." February 16

  • Billikens jet away with 16th win in a row

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "About 15 minutes after 13th-ranked St. Louis University’s dramatic, last-second win over La Salle on Saturday, SLU guard Jordair Jett stood in a hallway just off the court at Tom Gola Arena when La Salle coach John Giannini walked past. Giannini walked over and shook Jett’s hand. “Big time,”..." February 09

  • SLU's offense picking up speed

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In an effort to put some life into St. Louis University’s sometimes hard-to-find offense, Billikens coach Jim Crews has been invoking the words of one coach with Indiana roots, John Wooden, rather than the one he played for, Bob Knight. “Be quick, but don’t hurry.” Crews has, in recent..." February 08

  • Bench steps up as SLU wins 15th in a row

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With 6 minutes, 56 seconds to go in the first half Wednesday, St. Louis University was up by three when guard Jordair Jett picked up his second foul and joined forward Rob Loe on the bench. Less than two minutes later, guard Mike McCall picked up his second foul, leaving three of SLU’s starters on..." February 06

  • Billikens battle back for record-tying victory

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "While the results keep being the same for the St. Louis University basketball team, now winner of 14 in a row, at least the way the Billikens get there is showing some variety. SLU trailed almost the entire second half on Saturday against George Mason at Chaifetz Arena, got pummeled on the..." February 02

  • Billikens turn defense into points in 77-57 win over Spiders

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the search for St. Louis University’s offense, Wednesday’s 77-57 win over Richmond provided a reminder of what drives the team’s scoring best: its defense. In what could have been the 19th-ranked Billikens’ best defensive showing of the season — which is saying a lot for a team that plays..." January 30

  • Richmond Plays At No. 19 Saint Louis "Richmond takes its four-game winning streak to No. 19 ranked Saint Louis Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET in a game televised on Fox Sports Midwest. The Game is available on DirecTV Ch. 671, Dish Network Ch. 418 with the Sports Package. In the Richmond area it is available on Verizon Fios Ch. 300 (Fox..." January 28

  • Defense sets tone for Billikens

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "To watch the St. Louis University basketball team play defense — to watch the Billikens grind one opponent after another into offensive oblivion, denying shots, forcing bad shots, causing turnovers — you would think it was something they were born to do, that defense is part of their DNA. You..." January 28

  • No. 19 SLU avoids upset at Duquesne

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "St. Louis University coach Jim Crews is one of only a select few in NCAA Division I that starts five seniors. The No. 19 Billikens needed all of their experience to avoid an upset against Duquesne. Mike McCall scored 13 points, including two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, as SLU edged..." January 23

  • SLU’s McCall struggles, still contributes

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "St. Louis University guard Mike McCall is not shooting well this season. That fact is not in doubt. Effectively two-thirds of the way through the season entering tonight’s game at Duquesne, McCall is shooting 38 percent from the field, which would be the lowest rate in his four seasons with the..." January 22

  • Duquesne coach raves about Saint Louis defense

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There’s no rest for road-weary Duquesne. After a fruitless two-game road swing last week, the Dukes resume the Atlantic 10 gauntlet tonight when No. 19 Saint Louis visits Palumbo Center. “This is a tough league, an unforgiving league,” second-year Duquesne coach Jim Ferry said, adding,..." January 22

  • College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    College Basketball Talk "Last week, the thing I got the most heat about in these rankings were where I had Syracuse situated: sitting at No. 3, sitting directly behind a Michigan State team that has a loss to a North Carolina team that the Orange have already beaten. So I figured this week I would explain my reasoning..." January 20