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November 20, 2012

A Closer Look At St. Louis

On Monday night, Kansas (2-1) will invade the Sprint Center looking to make a statement against Washington State. For a closer look at the Cougars, come inside.

St. Louis: The Facts

Located in St. Louis, Mo., St. Louis is 1-1 on the season heading into its game against Texas A&M. The Billikens are coached by interim head coach Jim Crews (1-1 at SLU, 355-349 in 25th season overall) as Rick Majerus and SLU announced Nov. 16 that he would not return to the St. Louis sidelines due to health issues. SLU defeated USC Upstate in its season opener, 76-59, on Nov. 9 and lost to Santa Clara, 74-62, on Nov. 14.

The Billikens average 69.0 points per game and are giving up 66.5 for a +2.5 scoring margin. They have a plus-seven rebound margin and average 32 boards per contest. Junior forward Dwayne Evans leads SLU with 15 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. He is shooting 60 percent from the field. Senior forward Cody Ellis comes off the bench and is second in scoring at 13.0 ppg and rebounding at 4.5 rpg. Junior guard Jordair Jett leads the team with five steals to go along with 11.0 points per contest.

Junior guard Mike McCall has a team-high eight assists and is also scoring in double figures at 10.0 ppg. Junior forward Rob Loe (8.5 ppg and a team-high three three-pointers) and sophomore forward Grandy Glaze (4.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg) round out the SLU starters. Junior forward Jake Barnett (5.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg) and freshman guard Keith Carter (1.5 ppg) also come off the bench for the Billikens.

Kansas vs. St. Louis: The Series

Kansas leads the series with Saint Louis, 12-3, in a series which dates back to 1943. The last meeting between KU and SLU was Dec. 30, 1999, a Kansas 71-60 victory at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. KU won the first three meetings in the series from 1943-52, then Saint Louis claimed the next two victories. From 1967-83, KU rolled off eight-straight wins against the Billikens. SLU won its third game in the series in 1998, a 78-64 win in St. Louis.


A closer look at the St. Louis Billikens

#0 Keith Carter: 6-foot-0, 175-pound guard

#1 Grandy Glaze: 6-foot-6, 235-pound forward

#2 Austin McBroom: 5-foot-9, 165-pound guard

#3 Kwamain Mitchell: 5-foot-10, 175-pound guard

#5 Jordair Jett: 6-foot-1, 215-pound guard

#11 Mike McCall: 6-foot-0, 180-pound guard

#21 Dwayne Evans: 6-foot-5, 230-pound forward

#22 Jared Drew: 6-foot-4, 205-pound forward

#24 Cody Ellis: 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward

#30 Jake Barnett: 6-foot-5, 195-pound forward

#32 Cory Remekun: 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward

#51 Rob Loe: 6-foot-11, 245-pound forward

#54 John Manning: 6-foot-11, 240-pound center


Record: 2-1

Home Record: 1-1

Away Record: 0-0

Neutral Record: 1-0

Atlantic-10 Conference Record: 0-0

National Ranking: NR

Wins: USC Upstate, Texas A&M

Losses: Santa Clara

Upcoming games: Kansas, Southern Illinois, @ Washington, Valparaiso, North Texas, UT Martin, Eastern Illinois, Loyola Marymount, SIUE, New Mexico, Savannah State, Massachusetts, @ Temple, Rhode Island, @ Duquesne, @ St. Bonaventure, Butler, Dayton, @ Fordham, @ Richmond, Charlotte, VCU, @ Butler, St. Joseph's, @ George Washington, La Salle


Scoring Leaders:


Dwayne Evans: 17.0

Cory Remekun: 12.0

Cody Ellis: 12.0

Mike McCall, Jr.: 11.0

Jordair Jett: 8.3

Rob Loe: 8.0


Rebounding Leaders:


Dwayne Evans: 6.7

Cody Ellis: 5.3

Jordair Jett: 3.7


Assist Leaders:


Jordair Jett: 5.0

Mike McCall, Jr.: 2.7

Cody Ellis: 2.0


Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders:


Cory Remekun: 5-of-6 (83.3%)

Dwayne Evans: 17-of-25 (68.0%)

Jordair Jett: 10-of-21 (47.6%)

Mike McCall, Jr.: 13-of-28 (46.4%)

Cody Ellis: 8-of-25 (32.0%)


3 point Field Goal Shooting Percentage Leaders


Mike McCall, Jr.: 4-of-6 (66.7%)

Rob Loe: 4-of-13 (30.8%)

Cody Ellis: 2-of-12 (16.7%)


Free-throw Percentage Leaders:


Rob Loe: 4-of-4 (100.0%)

Jake Barnett: 4-of-4 (100.0%)

Cody Ellis: 18-of-20 (90.0%)

Dwayne Evans: 17-of-21 (81.0%)

Jordair Jett: 4-of-8 (50.0%)


St. Louis Offensive Averages:


Scoring: 208 (69.3 PPG)

Scoring Margin: +8.7

Field Goal %: 46 (70-of-152)

3-Point FG %: 30 (14-of-46)

3-Pont FG's Made Per Game: 4.7

Free-throw %: 77 (54-of-70)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 18.0

Rebounds: 95 (31.7 per game)

Rebound Margin: +6.7

Assists: 40 (13.3 per game)

Turnovers: 38 (12.7 per game)

Turnover Margin: +3.0

Steals: 23 (7.7 per game)

Blocks: 6 (2.0 per game)


Opponent Averages :


Scoring: 182 (60.7 PPG)

Field Goal %: 50 (73-of-146)

3-Point FG %: 55 (16-of-29)

3-Pont FG Made Per Game: 5.3

Free-throw %: 59 (20-of-34)

Free-throws Made Per Game: 6.7

Rebounds: 75 (25.0 per game)

Assists: 41 (13.7 per game)

Turnovers: 47 (15.7 per game)

Steals: 22 (7.3 per game)

Blocks: 6 (2.0 per game)




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