Saint Louis University head men’s basketball coach Jim Crews announced today that point guard Jermaine Bishop(Queens, N.Y./Holy Cross H.S.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University and play basketball for the Billikens…
The Duquesne women’s basketball team recorded its 500th program victory after defeating Saint Louis on Saturday afternoon 59-47.
There must be something about the sight of the Saint Joe’s logo that makes the basket look extra big for Marah Strickland. After setting a career-high with 31 points against the fellow Jesuit institution a few weeks ago, the graduate student exploded for 22 points on Saint Joe’s home court in the Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals, leading Fordham to a 65-48 victory over Saint Louis.
No. 11 seed Saint Louis overcame a 10-point deficit early in the second half and defeated No. 6 Butler 44-41 Friday night in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship at Hagan Arena on the Saint Joseph’s University campus.
#12/12 University of Dayton women’s basketball defeated Saint Louis 71-61 Thursday night at Chaifetz Arena to clinch at least a share of the Atlantic 10 regular season title. The Flyers improve to 25-1 overall and 13-0 in the Atlantic 10 with just one conference game left to play. The 25 wins ties a school record for victories in a season since UD became an NCAA Division I school in 1985-86. The Billikens drop to 11-17 overall and 5-8 in A-10 play.
In addition to scoring a season-high 67 points and posting its largest victory margin this year, Saint Louis tied the school season record for holding opponents to fewer than 50 points. Rhode Island is the 10th Billiken opponent overall and fifth A-10 foe to fall short of the 50-point mark this season.
Courtney Webb scored a season-high 18 points and Lorreal Jones recorded her fifth double-double of the season in Saint Louis’ 61-56 Atlantic 10 Conference loss to Fordham Sunday afternoon at Chaifetz Arena.
With La Salle leading 46-43 with under five seconds to go, the onus was on Saint Louis to deliver. The Billikens did, knotting the game at 46-46 with 4.8 seconds to go and overtime all but certain. But Shanel Harrison was not having any of that, getting the ball on the inbounds and zipping the length of the court around Billiken defenders to launch a desperation heave at the buzzer – and sinking that attempt for three points and the 49-46 Atlantic 10 win at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday afternoon.
Charlotte played all 12 of its healthy bodies, using an all-around team effort, and rode the back of its All-Atlantic 10 performer, Jennifer Hailey for a near triple-double, for a 71-54 victory at Saint Louis Sunday afternoon. The win kept the 49ers unbeaten in true road games this season and tops the five they attained all of last year.
Saint Louis improved to 8-11 overall and evened its A-10 record at 2-2. The victory was the Billikens’ fourth road triumph this season, one more than the past two years combined. SLU has four road wins for the first time since the 2008-09 Bills finished with five.