SETTING THE SCENE
Saint Louis (1-0) welcomes Santa Clara (1-0) Wednesday for a 7 p.m. matchup at Chaifetz Arena. The game will be televised on FOX Sports Midwest, with Pat Parris and Scott Highmark on the call.
FOLLOWING THE ACTION
The game will be streamed live through Billiken All-Access at SLUBillikens.com. Subscriptions to Billiken All-Access are $79.99 annually or $9.95 per month. The link to watch the game will be posted in the schedule box just below the main story on the main page, as well as on the men's basketball schedule page. Fans can also follow live stats of the game by clicking the "Stats" link in the schedule box at SLUBillikens.com. Once again, 101 ESPN (101.1 FM) is the radio home of Billiken Basketball. Billiken Hall of Famer Bob Ramsey and Earl Austin Jr. will be on the call.
Tickets are available by calling 314-977-4SLU, by visiting SLUBillikens.com or in person at the Chaifetz Arena box office during normal business hours. Season tickets also are available, as well as a $99 five-game mini plan that includes games against Valparaiso (Dec. 2), New Mexico (Dec. 31), UMass (Jan. 10), Butler (Jan. 31) and VCU (Feb. 19).
ABOUT THE BILLIKENS
>> Saint Louis, which is receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll, enters Wednesday's game 1-0 after knocking off USC Upstate 76-59 last Friday at Chaifetz Arena.
>> Junior forward Dwayne Evans posted game highs of 21 points and eight rebounds against USC Upstate.
>> The Billikens shot 51.9 percent from the field and hit 19 of their 22 free-throw attempts.
Senior forward Cody Ellis (15
points) and junior guards Jordair Jett and
Mike McCall Jr. (14 points apiece)
also scored in double figures for the Billikens.
>> Jett added game highs of five assists and three steals.
ABOUT SANTA CLARA
>> Santa Clara is 1-0 after topping Simpson (Calif.) College 106-66.
>> Senior guard Kevin Foster was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week after scoring 27 points, which included seven treys. He nailed five triples during a three-minute span.
>> Santa Clara returns senior forward Marc Trasolini, who missed all of last season with an injury.
>> Santa Clara went 8-22 last season, but went the entire year without Trasolini and the majority of the season without Foster. The year prior, Santa Clara was 24-14 and won the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
>> Saint Louis interim head coach Jim Crews is 355-348 in 25 years overall, 1-0 in his first season at SLU.
>> Santa Clara head coach Kerry Keating is 74-90 in six years at Santa Clara.
>> Santa Clara leads the all-time series 2-1. Santa Clara posted a 69-60 win against the Bills in 1975 in Los Angeles, and the teams played a home-and-home series in the 1990-91 and 1991-92 seasons, with each team winning on its home floor.