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NCAA Basketball Tournament

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    March 21, 2013

    Can Either Mizzou or SLU Get Past Louisville in NCAA Tourney?

    As the NCAA Tournament prepares to kick off, we're in a remarkably exciting position this year here in the Gateway City. Our very own Billikens are getting national hype from all corners as a team with the potential to make a deep tournament run, and just a couple hours to the west, the somewhat con ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    RFT Seeks St. Louis Comics for 2nd Annual "Standup Throwdown"

    It's that time of year again. Time for college basketball's March Madness and the second annual installment of Riverfront Times' Standup Throwdown. Here's how it works:

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Frank Haith Receives Key to St. Louis; Rick Majerus Asks: "What The ...?

    This morning at 10 a.m. Frank Haith is expected to arrive at Room 200 in City Hall where Mayor Francis Slay will bestow the Mizzou basketball coach with a key to the city. A press release sent out yesterday from the Mayor's Office notes that Haith "led the Tigers basketball team to one of their best ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    March 22, 2012
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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 Anthems From Around the Bracket

    Ah, March Madness. It's the period of time when gamblers around the world have hopes and dreams crushed by random, random schools. Basketball sometimes gets lost in the pomp and circumstance of college sports. It's become increasingly commonplace, for instance, for fans of schools to go a little o ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 8, 2012
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    February 27, 2012

    The Missouri Tigers' Awful Week

    ​Last Monday, the Missouri Tigers were the number three ranked team in the nation. They were 25-2. They were tied for first place in the Big XII Conference. They were looking at a #1 seeding in the NCAA Tournament. Life was good for the Missouri Tigers last Monday. Unfortunately, things aren' ... More >>

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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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    December 15, 2011
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Mizzou Moves to 8-0 With Win Over Villanova

    Ah, always nice to see college basketball season roll around again, if for no other reason than I can use my favorite picture. ​Last night was a very good night for the University of Missouri men's basketball team. Playing on a national stage -- ESPN, and not The Ocho -- in the early game of the J ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Frank Haith: The Most Hated Man in Columbia

    An eloquent question, to be sure. ​Frank Haith, new head coach of the Missouri Tigers basketball team, has yet to coach a single game in Columbia. For that matter, I honestly don't know if he's even met any of his players yet. Even so, he's already made quite an impression with Mizzou fans, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    The Mizzou Coaching Search Loses a Candidate: Cuonzo Martin to Tennessee

    This is the man Cuonzo Martin will be replacing. One can only hope he'll be able to do better at least from a fashion perspective. ​You can check Cuonzo Martin off your list of potential coaching hires for the University of Missouri. The former Missouri State basketball coach has accepted a job wi ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Mike Anderson Officially Flies the Coop at Mizzou

    Anderson, right, will be taking his talents to Fayetteville. ​It's a rough time to be a Missouri basketball fan. The Tigers went in the tank for much of the latter portion of the regular season, were treated to an unceremonious first-round exit from the NCAA Tournament by Cincinnati, and now they' ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Mike Anderson Panic Proves College Sports is the True Moneyball League

    livewire.missouri.eduMike Anderson: Playin' the game; makin' it rain.​This is not a personal slight against University of Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson. I like Mike. In fact, what's not to like about the man who resurrected the Tiger basketball program from the train wreck inherited from ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    An Angry Rant About Angry Ranting (and the NCAA Tourney)

    I am, in fact, mad as hell, and I would like to request I not be required to take it any longer. ​Today is one of the holiest of days on the sporting calendar, the start of the NCAA basketball tournament. (And yes, before you even start, I'm fully aware the powers that be would like for us all to ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Brandon Davies: Come Play for Saint Louis University, Sex Your Girlfriend All You Want

    ​Image ViaYou're okay with St. Louis, Brandon.​Brigham Young University, better known to sports fans the nation over as BYU, may very well have lost their chance at winning a national championship this year. They're currently ranked number three in the nation, and were widely expected to grab on ... 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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    March 29, 2010

    Photos Video: The Elite Eight in St. Louis -- Michigan State vs. Tennessee

    photo by Keegan HamiltonMagic Johnson and Korie Lucious celebrate another Michigan State Final Four​The NCAA was gracious enough to grant the RFT court-side seats on press row for the big games this weekend. We were stationed directly behind the Tennessee bench for both the Sweet Sixteen and the E ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Lessons From a Busted Bracket

    ​Well, at least I had Duke. I suppose one could put that squarely in the Good News column. Kind of sparse column, but not entirely empty. The Bad News column, on the other hand, that bitch is full. Overflowing, even. Going into the NCAA Tournament this year, I felt really, really good ab ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    NCAA Tourney to Boost Local Economy; Strip Clubs, Too

    vintagecotton.comWeekend weather forecast calls for rain. And that's a good thing!​St. Louis is abuzz with March Madness as the NCAA Tournament's Midwest Regional gets underway tonight at the Edward Jones Dome. First up, the sixth-seeded Tennessee Volunteers take on second-seeded Ohio State at 6:0 ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Get Your Bracket Ready: Alternatives to NCAA March Madness

    Does anybody else not give a shit about college basketball? And, despite that, does anybody else feel slightly left out of all the never-ending discussions of brackets? Fortunately, all across the wondrous world of the Interwebz, there's a plethora of tournament brackets to rank things other than c ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Lorenzo Romar: The Sweet 16 Coach SLU Let Slip Away

    Image via the Seattle Times These nets could've been yours, St. Louis​Full disclosure: The author is a graduate of the University of Washington, a four-year member of the school's student rooting section the Dawg Pack (aka Romarville) and one of the most rabid Husky fans on the planet. Now ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    The Tigers' Tournament Post-Mortem

    I love this picture. No idea why, but I do. ​In the end, the Missouri Tigers just weren't quite good enough this year. I feel perfectly all right saying that, not as a slight, but as a fact. The Mizzou basketball program has made remarkable strides in just a few short years since Mike Anderso ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    NCAA Tourney Makes Today One of Least-Productive Work Days of Year

    This week saw some of the least-productive days for office workers (with Internet access) of the year, according to various studies. The reason? The NCAA tournament. Even fickle fans of college basketball turned into jabbering stat-regurgitators this week, coughing up quotes from the likes of Billy ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Study: Black Mizzou Hoopsters Graduate FAR Less Often Than Their White Counterparts

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirkhansen/ / CC BY 2.0Graduation rates for white vs. black players = out of whack​Here are some alarming race-related stats, released this week, to keep in mind as March Madness invades your thoughts and the entire universe. According to a study of 64 teams in the men ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Tigers' Run Ends

    It was a hell of a ride while it lasted. Alas, nothing lasts forever, and Missouri is going home, richer for the experience, but still disappointed. Personally, I absolutely hate losses like that. I could handle it if they had gotten blown out; hey, you just ran into a much better team. But thi ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Four Reasons Mizzou Will Make the Final Four

    Mizzou's win last night over Memphis combined all the ingredients for a March Madness special.A three-quarter court shot at the buzzer? Check. Enough bricks from the free throw line to rebuild Mizzou Arena? Check. 102 points against the most efficient defense in college basketball? Check.Yup, the Ti ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Eight Reasons Mizzou Will Make the Elite Eight

    Just before the Madness began last week, I laid out a lengthy list of reasons why Missouri would fail in the first few rounds of the tournament, pointing out a few of the Tigers' most glaring weaknesses and the dangers of each potential early round match-up.Now Mizzou has reached the Sweet Sixteen f ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Mizzou - Cornell Matchup No Slam Dunk?

    Keegan Hamilton took a little grief for his recent post "Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen." Fair enough. We all know the boy's a Washington Huskies fan (and alum).But he isn't alone in noticing the Tigers' potential vulnerability.Exhibit A: Today's New York Times story o ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen

    Mizzou surprised even its most optimistic fans when it won the Big 12 tournament last week. It was an impressive performance, especially for a team that absolutely stunk in road games all season. Now the Tigers seem to be hitting their stride at just the right time of the year, winning ten of their ... 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 26, 2009

    The Rebirth of Mizzou Basketball

    I hate the NBA pretty much unequivocally, and the college game is only marginally better.While it can certainly be a beautiful game at its best, when the execution is just right, most of the time modern basketball consists of a hulking giant who would be under investigation for massive steroid use i ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Local College Hoops: A Rundown on The Rundown

    So what if March is still two months away? It certainly hasn't stopped ESPN's Joe Lunardi from updating his highly addictive Bracketology feature and projecting the entire 65 team NCAA tournament field despite the fact that most teams have only played one or two conference games and perhaps a pushov ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    St. Louis Eliminated from Final Four: 2012-2016

    The NCAA announced this morning the cities that will host the Final Four from 2012 to 2016, and St. Louis isn't one of them. From the press release: The committee received bid proposals from 10 cities – Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, North Texas, Phoenix/Glend ... More >>

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    January 8, 2008

    Larry Hughes: URL All-Star

    With Saint Louis University’s anointed star Tommie Liddell off to a mediocre start to the year -- averaging just 11.6 points per game -- some Billiken basketball fans may be pining for the days when NBA star Larry Hughes suited up for the team. heylarryhughes During his lone season at SLU befo ... More >>

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    January 8, 2008

    Larry Hughes: URL All-Star

    With Saint Louis University’s anointed star Tommie Liddell off to a mediocre start to the year -- averaging just 11.6 points per game -- some Billiken basketball fans may be pining for the days when NBA star Larry Hughes suited up for the team. heylarryhughes During his lone season at SLU befo ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2007

    Big Man on Campus

    Sit back and marvel as Rick Majerus hoists SLU basketball from the morass of mediocrity. (Just don't let him near your pizza.)

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    March 22, 2006

    Bracketology

    Two SLU professors say theyve solved the worlds most challenging math problem: your office NCAA pool

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2006

    Arch Madness

    For the love (or like) of the game

  • News

    April 6, 2005

    Unreal Fouls Out of the Final Four

    The beer-drinking, the game-watching, the east-side partying: We took it all in so you wouldn't have to

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    March 30, 2005
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    March 30, 2005

    The Sporting Crowd

    No Final Four tickets? No problem -- just grin and bar it!

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    March 30, 2005
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    November 3, 2004

    Return of the Taller Ballers

    SLU's basketball season kicks off at Savvis

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
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