By Spencer Impellizzeri @Spence_I on March 19, 2014
Rick Majerus rebuilt the Saint Louis program and is to credit for a lot of the current success. Jim Crews took over for Majerus last season and continued the recent run of success for the Billikens. The Billikens have been to three straight NCAA tournaments under Majerus and Crews, and are poised to make a run in this year's tournament.
Austin McBroom doesn't start for Saint Louis, but he is a key player off the bench. He leads the team in free throw percentage at just over 90 percent and leads the eight regular players in three-point percentage, at 35 percent. Guard play will be key for the Billikens, especially if they face Louisville in the second round, so McBroom should have a big role.
Rob Loe is a big man who also has the ability to step out on the perimeter and hit some shots. He is tied for third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.9 points per game, and is second in rebounding, averaging 5.4 rebounds per game. Loe will be key for the Billikens this tournament, as he is such a versatile big man.
As I said with McBroom, guard play will be key for Saint Louis, and Mike McCall Jr. will be a big part of that. The Billiken guards take pressure of the big men, as they rebound the ball very well. McCall averages 3.8 boards a game. He is also putting up 9.9 points and 2.0 assists per game. He shoots the ball well from three, hitting just under 34 percent.
Dwayne Evans is a monster down low for Saint Louis, despite being just 6-foot-6. He leads the team in scoring, at 14 points per game, and in rebounding, at 6.4 boards per game. Evans is an efficient scorer, hitting nearly 50 percent of his shots. For the Billikens to have success in the NCAA tournament, Evans will need to provide a strong inside presence.
Jordair Jett is the man who makes this Saint Louis team run. He leads the team in assists and steals, with 4.8 and 1.5 per game respectively. Jett also is second in scoring, averaging 13.7 points per game, and averages four rebounds per game. If Jett can play well and handle the pressure other teams throw at him, Saint Louis has a shot at making a run in the tournament.
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