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2012–13 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team

The 2012–13 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team represented Saint Louis University in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Billikens' head coach Rick Majerus was to sit the season out for health concerns while Jim Crews served as the interim head coach. Majerus died on December 1, 2012.[1] The team played their home games at Chaifetz Arena. They were a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 28–7, 13–3 in A-10 play to win the regular season conference championship. They were also champions of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, defeating VCU in the championship game, to earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament where they defeated New Mexico State in the second round before losing in the third round to Oregon.

2012–13 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 13
2012–13 record28–7 (13–3 A-10)
Head coachRick Majerus (6th year)
(medical leave of absence)"(Died 12/1/12)"
Assistant coachJim Crews (2nd year)
(interim head coach)
Assistant coachJim Whitesell (2nd year)
(associate head coach)
Assistant coachTanner Bronson (1st season)
Home arenaChaifetz Arena
Seasons
2012–13 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#16 Saint Louis 13 3   .813     28 7   .800
#25 VCU 12 4   .750     27 9   .750
Butler 11 5   .688     27 9   .750
La Salle 11 5   .688     24 10   .706
Temple 11 5   .688     24 10   .706
UMass 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
Xavier 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Charlotte 8 8   .500     21 12   .636
Saint Joseph's 8 8   .500     18 14   .563
Richmond 8 8   .500     19 15   .559
Dayton 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
St. Bonaventure 7 9   .438     14 15   .483
George Washington 7 9   .438     13 17   .433
Rhode Island 3 13   .188     8 21   .276
Fordham 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
Duquesne 1 15   .063     8 22   .267
2013 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
As of March 28, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

RosterEdit

[2][3]

2012–13 Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Grandy Glaze 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Notre Dame Prep Toronto, ON
G 2 Austin McBroom 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS So Campbell Hall North Hollywood, CA
G 3 Kwamain Mitchell 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Dominican Milwaukee, WI
G 5 Jordair Jett 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Notre Dame Prep St. Paul, MN
G 10 Joey LePak 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Cedarburg High School Cedarburg, WI
G 11 Mike McCall Jr. 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Foreman Chicago, IL
G 15 Sean Duff 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr St. Francis Borgia Regional High School St. Louis, MO
F 21 Dwayne Evans 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Neuqua Valley Bolingbrook, IL
F 22 Jared Drew 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Cathedral Indianapolis, IN
F 24 Cody Ellis 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Institute of Sport Perth, AUS
F 30 Jake Barnett 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Wauwatosa East Wauwatosa, WI
F 32 Cory Remekun 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Mesquite Dallas, TX
F 51 Robert Loe 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Westlake Boys High School Auckland, NZ
C 54 John Manning 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Chantilly Chantilly, VA
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 29 July 2012

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov. 03*
2:00 PM
Rockhurst W 79–47  0-0
 14  McCall Jr.   7  Remekun   4  Jett  Chaifetz Arena (N/A)
Saint Louis, MO
Regular Season
Nov. 09*
7:00 PM
USC Upstate
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 76–59  1–0
 21  Evans   8  Evans   5  Jett  Chaifetz Arena (6,958)
Saint Louis, MO
Nov. 14*
7:00 PM, FSMW
Santa Clara
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
L 62–74  1–1
 13  Loe   8  Evans   6  McCall Jr.  Chaifetz Arena (5,058)
Saint Louis, MO
Nov. 19*
6:30 PM, ESPNU
vs. Texas A&M
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 70–49  2–1
 21  Evans   7  Ellis   8  Jett  Sprint Center (N/A)
Kansas City, MO
Nov. 20*
8:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 12 Kansas
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
L 59–73  2–2
 19  Ellis   11  Evans   3  McCall Jr.  Sprint Center (10,315)
Kansas City, MO
Nov. 24*
7:00 PM
Southern Illinois W 61–51  3–2
 14  Evans   6  Remekun, Evans   8  McCall Jr.  Chaifetz Arena (6,340)
Saint Louis, MO
Nov. 28*
11:00 PM, P12N
at Washington L 61–66  3–3
 14  Ellis   6  Evans   6  McCall Jr., Jett  Alaska Airlines Arena (6,928)
Seattle, WA
Dec. 02*
3:30 PM, FSMW
Valparaiso W 62–49  4–3
 17  Evans   6  Jett   7  Jett  Chaifetz Arena (6,357)
St. Louis, MO
Dec. 05*
7:00 PM, FSMW
North Texas W 67–63  5–3
 17  Jett, Ellis   6  Ellis   7  McCall Jr.  Chaifetz Arena (4,817)
St. Louis, MO
Dec. 15*
7:00 PM
Tennessee–Martin W 73–51  6–3
 17  Jett   9  Evans   4  Jett  Chaifetz Arena (6,197)
Saint Louis, MO
Dec. 19*
7:00 PM, FSMW
Eastern Illinois W 72–45  7–3
 13  McCall Jr.   5  Evans, Glaze   4  Evans  Chaifetz Arena (5,072)
Saint Louis, MO
Dec. 22*
2:30 PM, FSMW
Loyola Marymount W 65–44  8–3
 14  McCall Jr.   9  Evans   5  Jett  Chaifetz Arena (5,804)
Saint Louis, MO
Dec. 28*
7:00 PM, FSMW
SIU Edwardsville W 68–41  9–3
 16  McCall Jr.   10  Remekun   5  Mitchell, Jett  Chaifetz Arena (8,175)
Saint Louis, MO
Dec. 31*
6:30 PM, CBSSN
No. 20 New Mexico W 60–46  10–3
 15  Remekun   8  Evans   5  Jett  Chaifetz Arena (6,782)
Saint Louis, MO
Jan. 04*
7:00 PM
Savannah State W 67–59  11–3
 16  McCall Jr.   7  Remekun   4  Mitchell  Chaifetz Arena (6,543)
Saint Louis, MO
Jan. 10
8:00 PM, CBSSN
Massachusetts W 70–62  12–3
(1–0)
 20  Loe   9  Remekun   4  Evans  Chaifetz Arena (8,462)
Saint Louis, MO
Jan. 12
5:00 PM, ESPNU
at Temple L 54–64  12–4
(1–1)
 17  Loe   13  Evans   3  Jett, McCall Jr.  Liacouras Center (5,735)
Philadelphia, PA
Jan. 19
7:00 PM
Rhode Island L 80–82 OT 12–5
(1–2)
 29  Mitchell   7  Loe   7  Mitchell  Chaifetz Arena (8,693)
Saint Louis, MO
Jan. 23
6:00 PM
at Duquesne W 73–64  13–5
(2–2)
 16  Ellis   11  Glaze   6  Mitchell  Palumbo Center (2,702)
Pittsburgh, PA
Jan. 26
3:00 PM, FSMW+
at St. Bonaventure W 67–57  14–5
(3–2)
 18  Evans   8  Evans   3  Jett  Reilly Center (4,839)
St. Bonaventure, NY
Jan. 31
8:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 9 Butler W 75–58  15–5
(4–2)
 19  Jett   5  Evans, Ellis   3  Ellis  Chaifetz Arena (10,612)
Saint Louis, MO
Feb. 02
1:00 PM, NBCSN
Dayton W 81–52  16–5
(5–2)
 17  Loe   7  Evans   6  Jett  Chaifetz Arena (9,548)
Saint Louis, MO
Feb. 06
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at Fordham W 90–73  17–5
(6–2)
 24  Evans   10  Evans   6  McCall Jr.  Rose Hill Gymnasium (2,006)
The Bronx, NY
Feb. 09
5:00 PM
at Richmond W 56–46  18–5
(7–2)
 11  Evans   11  Evans   2  Evans, Jett  Robins Center (8,121)
Richmond, VA
Feb. 16
6:00 PM, FSMW
Charlotte W 75–58  19–5
(8–2)
 18  Ellis   7  Evans   5  McCall Jr.  Chaifetz Arena (10,052)
Saint Louis, MO
Feb. 19
8:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 24 VCU W 76–62  20–5
(9–2)
 16  Jett   8  Evans   3  Loe  Chaifetz Arena (10,027)
Saint Louis, MO
Feb. 22
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 15 Butler W 65–61  21–5
(10–2)
 18  McCall Jr.   6  Loe   3  Glaze, Jett  Hinkle Fieldhouse (10,000)
Indianapolis, IN
Feb. 27
7:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 18 Saint Joseph's W 70–53  22–5
(11–2)
 21  Evans   12  Evans   5  McCall Jr.  Chaifetz Arena (10,012)
Saint Louis, MO
Mar. 02
3:00 PM, FSMW+
No. 18 at George Washington W 66–58  23–5
(12–2)
 22  Evans   12  Evans   3  Jett  Smith Center (3,258)
Washington, D.C.
Mar. 06
8:00 PM, FSMW
No. 16 at Xavier L 66–77 OT 23–6
(12–3)
 17  Mitchell   9  Evans   2  Evans  Cintas Center (9,722)
Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 09
12:30 PM, NBCSN
No. 16 La Salle W 78–54  24–6
(13–3)
 20  Loe   17  Evans   6  Mitchell  Chaifetz Arena (10,272)
Saint Louis, MO
2013 Atlantic 10 Tournament
Mar. 15
11:00 AM
No. 16 vs. Charlotte
Quarterfinals
W 72–55  25–6
 25  Evans   9  Evans   4  Loe, McCall Jr., Mitchell  Barclays Center (N/A)
Brooklyn, NY
Mar. 16
12:30 PM, CBSSN
No. 16 vs. Butler
Semifinals
W 67–56  26–6
 24  Evans   11  Evans   5  Mitchell  Barclays Center (N/A)
Brooklyn, NY
Mar. 17
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 16 vs. No. 25 VCU
Championship Game
W 62–56  27–6
 19  Mitchell   8  Evans, Loe   4  McCall Jr.  Barclays Center (N/A)
Brooklyn, NY
2013 NCAA Tournament
Mar. 21*
1:10 PM, TNT
No. 13 (4 MW) vs. (13 MW) New Mexico State
Second Round
W 64–44  28–6
 24  Evans   6  Evans, Ellis, Remekun   7  Jett  HP Pavilion (16,836)
San Jose, CA
Mar. 23*
6:10 PM, TBS
No. 13 (4 MW) vs. No. 25 (12 MW) Oregon
Third Round
L 57–74  28–7
 18  Mitchell   9  Evans   3  Loe, McCall Jr., Mitchell  HP Pavilion (18,030)
San Jose, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time. (#) during NCAA Tournament is seed with Region MW=Midwest.

RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Final
AP RV RV RV RV RV 18 16 16
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV 19 15 16

PreseasonEdit

The Billikens garnered buzz as one of the preseason favorites to win their conference. "[T]he only major loss is 6-foot-6 forward Brian Conklin, the team's leading scorer. But everyone else of note -- point guard Kwamain Mitchell, off-guards Mike McCall and Jordair Jett, swingman Dwayne Evans, forward Cody Ellis -- is back. Meanwhile, 6-11 forward Rob Loe looks capable of stepping into a bigger role in the frontcourt in his junior season."[4]

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Brian Conklin 14 F 6'6 230 Senior Eugene, OR Graduated
Kyle Cassity 23 G 6'4 200 Senior Tamaroa, IL Graduated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Held, Kevin (25 August 2012). "Rick Majerus was to sit out 2012-13 season with health issues". KSDK. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball - 2012-13 Roster". SLU Billikens. Saint Louis University. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball - 2012-13 Coaches". SLU Billikens. Saint Louis University. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ Brennan, Eamonn. "Best-case/worst-case scenarios". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 30 July 2012.