Brian Conklin

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    March 18, 2012

    SLU Moves On; Mizzou Goes Home

    ​Okay, so who had St. Louis U advancing and the Missouri Tigers going out in the opening round? Show of hands, please. Alright, everyone look around. See those people with their hands up? Those people are liars. Do not trust them, no matter what they tell you. You do, and you'll end up with t ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    March Madness Game Preview: SLU Billikens vs. Memphis Tigers

    ​I wrote a print edition article this week, looking at the brackets in the NCAA Tournament, doing some complaining about the selection committee's seeding choices, and previewing the road the Missouri Tigers will have to travel -- through the first couple rounds, at least -- if they want to get th ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    January 13, 2012

    Majerus on SLU's Loss to Temple: "It Just Breaks Your Heart"

    Image via slubillikens.comTemple's stars were too much for the Billikens on Wednesday night.Throughout the season so far, Saint Louis University has thrived on powerful surges, pulling away from opponents with suffocating defense and crisp ball movement. But on Wednesday night, Temple's cold blooded ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Billikens Chase Sloppy First Half with Strong Second Half to Top George Washington

    Image via slubillikens.comDwayne Evans' double-double led the Billikens to a 78-56 victory over George Washington.​The Billikens, up two points over George Washington with a few minutes left in the first half, were knee deep in an uptempo slop and the boys in the front couple rows of the student s ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 28, 2011

    Billikens Stomp Texas Southern With Steel-Toed Defense

    Albert SamahaBrian Conklin and company held Texas Southern to 39 points on 30.6 percent shooting.​The biggest lead was 37 points. When the starters were pulled with a few minutes left in the game, Saint Louis University was shooting nearly 60 percent from the floor. Last night, the Billikens did w ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Billikens Shut Down Vermont; Majerus Compares Mitchell's Return To "That Movie Girl Interrupted."

    Albert SamahaKwamain Mitchell puts up a long range jumper over Catamount defender Matt Glass in the second half of the Billikens' 62-43 win.​Forty-five minutes before tip-off, a man in a black beenie and black jacket with fur-lined hood was shuffling down South Compton Avenue shouting at the packs ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    SLU Ranked In Top 25 for First Time in 18 Seasons

    Congratulations to the Saint Louis University Billikens. The men's basketball team dismantled University of Oklahoma yesterday 83-63 in the 76 Classic in California. The Billikens are now 6-0 (with wins over University of Washington and Villanova, to name a few big victories) and ranked No. 23 in ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    SLU Basketball Ends The Longest Season in School History

    Image via Rick Majerus, Kwamain Mitchell and Kyle Cassity have SLU's future looking up.​With all the faux-controversies that dogged Billiken basketball this year -- television snafu's, Rick Majerus' canceled radio show, the coach's views on stem-cell research and a dubious Internet rumor ab ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Five Reasons Rick Majerus and SLU Will Make the Big Dance

    Image ViaNot even the mascot expected SLU to be this good.​Shhh! Don't tell anyone. We don't want to jinx it but the SLU Billikens are just a few wins away from an NCAA tournament berth.You may not have noticed since the Bills' games are rarely televised locally (and even when they are, they somet ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    SLU vs. La Salle: A Not-So-Special Senior Moment

    The Saint Louis University basketball team tried hard on Saturday against La Salle, they really did. They clawed for every rebound, dove for every loose ball and hustled themselves to exhaustion on defense, erasing any lingering doubts about whether they have bought into Rick Majerus' grind-it-out, ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    SLU vs. Duquense: A Rundown Diary

    SLU defeated Duquense at Chaifetz Arena last night, 78-74 in overtime. Here's a log of the game, updated this morning to include a few pictures and the highlights from coach Rick Majerus' post game comments.  Pre-game notes: The Billikens are coming off an impressive 88-58 at Fordham in which t ... More >>

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    January 26, 2009

    SLU Ski Team Loses to Richmond

    Just when I point out that SLU needs to give "veteran" players like senior Barry Eberhardt and sophomore Paul Eckerle more minutes, a game like the one yesterday against Richmond happens. SLU fought hard in their 70-62 loss, but with freshman point guard Kwamain Mitchell out with a concussion, they ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    SLU Beats UMass, Realizes It Has Experienced Players

    There's been much ado in the land of SLU about the youth of the Billikens. When the season started, there were seven true freshmen on the roster and, thus far, freshman have played about half of the team's minutes. With an average player age of just older than 19 years old, they are the fourth young ... More >>