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It’s time for Saint Louis to make a statement

If the Billikens are going to be what they’re capable of becoming — the best non power conference team in college basketball — they need to go on a run over the next few games. Saint Louis (11-3) has won four straight following back-to-back losses on the heels of a 30-day pause due to COVID-19, but the weight class for its opponents will be raised over the next few games. Travis Ford’s squad will play at Dayton tonight on Senior Night and then travel to VCU next week; the Rams are currently in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10. Remember: Saint Louis beat LSU and NC State before going on pause due to COVID-19 and was ranked in the AP Top 25. The Billikens have experience, depth, and bonafide star power with Jordan Goodwin, Javonte Perkins, and Hasahn French, but they’re going to have a hard time earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament if they don’t play well during the final stretch of the regular season.

- Jon Rothstein 

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22 minutes ago, majerus mojo said:

It’s time for Saint Louis to make a statement

If the Billikens are going to be what they’re capable of becoming — the best non power conference team in college basketball — they need to go on a run over the next few games. Saint Louis (11-3) has won four straight following back-to-back losses on the heels of a 30-day pause due to COVID-19, but the weight class for its opponents will be raised over the next few games. Travis Ford’s squad will play at Dayton tonight on Senior Night and then travel to VCU next week; the Rams are currently in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10. Remember: Saint Louis beat LSU and NC State before going on pause due to COVID-19 and was ranked in the AP Top 25. The Billikens have experience, depth, and bonafide star power with Jordan Goodwin, Javonte Perkins, and Hasahn French, but they’re going to have a hard time earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament if they don’t play well during the final stretch of the regular season.

- Jon Rothstein 

Crap.  Senior Night at Dayton.  As if Crutcher needed more incentive to play his best game of his career tonight.  We may hit Senior Night at VCU too, but they have Stockard, who wants to come back for a 5th season and Douglas.  Not as big a deal, but still two Senior Nights at visiting venues.

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Crutcher hit the deck hard late in the game at URI. I really thought he was down for the count, but he finished. Tough guy, but he might be a bit dinged up. Any event, Fred’s gotta shut him down. And don’t forget Watson, he stuck it to us as well. Really need this one. Actually, we need them all from here on out, so says Captain Obvious. 

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9 minutes ago, HoosierPal said:

Crap.  Senior Night at Dayton.  As if Crutcher needed more incentive to play his best game of his career tonight.  We may hit Senior Night at VCU too, but they have Stockard, who wants to come back for a 5th season and Douglas.  Not as big a deal, but still two Senior Nights at visiting venues.

I literally don't know what more motivation WE could possibly need than this. Prime bulletin board material if you ask me.  Crutcher has killed us. His last game at home....his senior night...I can't think of a better time for redemption.  

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35 minutes ago, majerus mojo said:

It’s time for Saint Louis to make a statement

If the Billikens are going to be what they’re capable of becoming — the best non power conference team in college basketball — they need to go on a run over the next few games. Saint Louis (11-3) has won four straight following back-to-back losses on the heels of a 30-day pause due to COVID-19, but the weight class for its opponents will be raised over the next few games. Travis Ford’s squad will play at Dayton tonight on Senior Night and then travel to VCU next week; the Rams are currently in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10. Remember: Saint Louis beat LSU and NC State before going on pause due to COVID-19 and was ranked in the AP Top 25. The Billikens have experience, depth, and bonafide star power with Jordan Goodwin, Javonte Perkins, and Hasahn French, but they’re going to have a hard time earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament if they don’t play well during the final stretch of the regular season.

- Jon Rothstein 

-this is excellent!! we get to AGAIN ruin Senior Night at SVU, I love it

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12 minutes ago, HoosierPal said:

Crap.  Senior Night at Dayton.  As if Crutcher needed more incentive to play his best game of his career tonight.  We may hit Senior Night at VCU too, but they have Stockard, who wants to come back for a 5th season and Douglas.  Not as big a deal, but still two Senior Nights at visiting venues.

True..but let’s flip the script.  Goodwin, French, Perkins...they are seniors and you can bet they know every game is critical for us to make the tourney.  This is their senior year and no way do they want to even entertain the idea of not being invited to the big dance as seniors.  We will be on a mission.

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28 minutes ago, HoosierPal said:

Crap.  Senior Night at Dayton.  As if Crutcher needed more incentive to play his best game of his career tonight.  We may hit Senior Night at VCU too, but they have Stockard, who wants to come back for a 5th season and Douglas.  Not as big a deal, but still two Senior Nights at visiting venues.

We own Dayton on senior night.

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Per the Dayton Daily News, KenPom gives Dayton a 39% chance to win tonight.  Dayton leads series 37 to 28.  Five seniors for Dayton tonight, Crutcher, Watdson, Chatman, Tshimanaga and walk-on Camron Greer.  Still not many fans allowed in the Arena.

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