Billikens vs. Dayton
Friday, March 15, 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
SETTING THE SCENE
-- No. 6 seed Saint Louis faces No. 3 Dayton on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Game time is slated for 8:30 p.m.
-- 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 Friday’s game advances to face the winner of #2 Davidson and #10 Saint Joseph’s on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (ET).
-- The Billikens reached 20 wins on the year with a 71-68 win over Richmond in last night’s second-round game. Hasahn French led the Bills with a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds.
-- The Billikens’ 20 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 (13.5 ppg) and assists (107). He scored 17 points and had five assists last night.
-- Sophomore forward Hasahn French, a third-team All-Conference pick and All-Defensive team selection, is second in the A-10 in rebounding (8.5 rpg) and third in blocks (1.8 bpg). He has 10 double-doubles on the year.
-- Sophomore guard Jordan Goodwin averages 10.3 ppg and leads SLU in assists (118) and steals (61; third in A-10). He pulls down 7.3 rpg, second on the team.
-- The Billikens are the A-10 leaders in rebounding margin at +6.7. 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.