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Saint Louis Continues Hot Streak, Blows Out Dayton at Home

Scott Rovak-USA Today Sports

Fresh off their biggest win of the season, the Saint Louis Billikens were at it again on Saturday afternoon.

A 75-58 drubbing of Butler during the week was followed up by another terrific offensive showing against Dayton. The Billikens scored 81 points on Saturday as four players finished in double-figures offensively as part of an 81-52 victory over the Flyers.

Saint Louis converted on nine three-pointers and shot 50.9% from the field as a team against Dayton, an offensive output that ultimately helped the Billikens extend their winning streak to four.

After a sluggish start to a season that is filled with NCAA Tournament aspirations, the Billikens remain one of the hottest teams in the nation since the start of December. Back-to-back losses in mid-January are the only blemishes on Saint Louis’ resume over the course of the past 15 games.

That 13-2 stretch for the Billikens has helped put them into the driver’s seat once again for an at-large bid into the Big Dance. At 16-5 overall and 5-2 within a loaded, Atlantic 10 Conference, Saint Louis has the makings of a team that could be dangerous come tournament time.

Although there is still plenty of basketball that is still to be played on the regular season schedule, the Billikens will look to keep their hot streak rolling with road trips to Fordham and Richmond on the docket next week. While Saint Louis is averaging 67.1 points per game this season, it’s been their offensive firepower over the course of the past four games that has helped them kick things into gear.

During their current streak, the Billikens are averaging 74 points per game. If Saint Louis can continue to find that type of production on the offensive end, there is no denying their ability to be dangerous down the stretch.

 

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