Billikens vs. Richmond
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 7:30 p.m. (CT) | Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
TV: NBCSN (Paul Burmeister, David Kaplan)
Radio: 101 ESPN (Bob Ramsey, Earl Austin Jr.)
Online Coverage: Live Stats | @SaintLouisMBB on Twitter
++ SLU Game Notes ++
SETTING THE SCENE
-- No. 6 Saint Louis faces No. 11 Richmond on Thursday night in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Championship at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m. (CT).
-- The game will be televised nationally on NBCSN. Paul Burmeister and David Kaplan are on the call.
-- The radio broadcast will air on 101 ESPN (101.1 FM and 101Sports.com) in St. Louis. Billiken Hall of Famers Bob Ramsey (play-by-play) and Earl Austin Jr. (analyst) are on the call.
THINGS TO KNOW
-- The winner of Thursday's game advances to face third-seeded Dayton on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. (CT).
-- Richmond (13-19) defeated Fordham 52-50 on Wednesday in a first-round matchup to advance to Thursday's action.
-- Saint Louis (19-12) is the No. 6 seed in the tournament and had a first-round bye.
-- Earlier this season, Richmond handed the Billikens one of their two losses at Chaifetz Arena. The Spiders defeated SLU 84-81 on Jan. 30.
-- The Billikens’ 19 total wins and 10 conference wins are the most by the team since the 2013-14 squad registered 27 and 13 victories, respectively. SLU has improved its win total all three years of the Travis Ford era.
-- Senior guard Javon Bess, the A-10 Defensive Player of the Year and second-team All-Conference selection, leads the Billikens in scoring with 15.2 ppg, 11th in the A-10. In A-10 games only, he finished eighth in the league with 15.0 ppg.
-- Senior guard Tramaine Isabell Jr. is second on the Billikens in scoring (13.3 ppg) and assists (102). He is averaging 23.2 ppg over SLU’s last six games.
-- Sophomore forward Hasahn French, a third-team All-Conference pick and All-Defensive team selection, is second in the A-10 in rebounding (8.4 rpg) and third in blocks (1.8 bpg). He has nine double-doubles on the year.
-- Sophomore guard Jordan Goodwin averages 10.4 ppg and leads SLU in assists (114) and steals (61; third in A-10). He pulls down 7.2 rpg, second on the team.
-- The Billikens are the A-10 leaders in rebounding margin at +6.8. SLU is especially strong on the offensive glass as it posts 13.9 orpg, sixth in the NCAA.
-- Saint Louis cut down the nets in the first A-10 Championship held in Barclays Center in 2013.
For more information on the A-10 Men's Basketball Championship, visit the Tournament Central page by clicking here.