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March Madness 2013: Saint Louis Billikens are in the NCAA Tournament

We’ll be doing NCAA Tournament profiles for all automatic bid conference winners leading into the NCAA Tournament. See below for previous team profiles.

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)

Other NCAA Tournament profiles:

James Madison
Florida Gulf Coast
Harvard
Liberty
Creighton
Belmont
Bucknell
Gonzaga

 

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