St. Louis, SBU meet in A10 finals
Saint Louis (22-12, 13-8) vs. Saint Bonaventure (18-15, 14-6)
Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney Championship, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York; Sunday, 12 p.m. EDT
Saint Louis routs Davidson 67-44 to reach A-10 title game
NEW YORK (AP) — Tramaine Isabell Jr. had 19 points and eight assists to spark sixth-seeded Saint Louis to a 67-44 rout of second-seed Davidson in the Atlantic 10 tournament semifinals on...
St. Louis, Dayton meet in A10 quarters
Saint Louis (20-12, 11-8) vs. No. 3 seed Dayton (21-10, 13-5)
Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Richmond, St. Louis meet in A10 tourney
No. 11 seed Richmond (13-19, 7-12) vs. No. 6 seed Saint Louis (19-12, 10-8)
Atlantic 10 Conference Tourney Second Round, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York; Thursday, 7:30 p.m....
SBU looks to extend streak vs St. Louis
Saint Louis (19-11, 10-7) vs. Saint Bonaventure (15-15, 11-6)
Reilly Center, St. Bonaventure, New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Saint Bonaventure looks for its ninth straight...
Isabell lifts Saint Louis over Duquesne 85-75
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tramaine Isabell had a season-high 39 points to lift Saint Louis to an 85-75 win over Duquesne on Wednesday night. Isabell was outscored by the Dukes' Eric Williams Jr., who had...
Duquesne looks to sweep St. Louis
Duquesne (19-10, 10-6) vs. Saint Louis (18-11, 9-7)
Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Duquesne goes for the season sweep over Saint Louis after winning the...
Goodwin lifts Saint Louis past George Mason 81-71
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Goodwin had a season-high 24 points as Saint Louis beat George Mason 81-71 on Saturday.
Tramaine Isabell had 17 points for Saint Louis (18-11, 9-7 Atlantic 10...
Bess, St. Louis host George Mason
George Mason (16-12, 10-5) vs. Saint Louis (17-11, 8-7)
Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Justin Kier and George Mason will...
VCU looks to extend streak vs St. Louis
Saint Louis (17-10, 8-6) vs. VCU (21-6, 12-2)
Stuart Siegel Center, Richmond, Virginia; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: VCU looks for its eighth straight win in the head-to-head...
Toppin leads Dayton past Saint Louis 70-62
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead Dayton to a 70-62 win over Saint Louis on Saturday.
Jalen Crutcher had 17 points for Dayton (18-9, 10-4 Atlantic 10...
Dayton looks for home win vs St. Louis
Saint Louis (17-9, 8-5) vs. Dayton (17-9, 9-4)
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Dayton looks for its fifth straight win over Saint Louis at...
Isabell scores 23 to carry Saint Louis over La Salle 62-49
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tramaine Isabell had a season-high 23 points plus 10 rebounds as Saint Louis defeated La Salle 62-49 on Saturday.
Javon Bess had 14 points for Saint Louis (17-9, 8-5 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jordan Goodwin added 10 points and eight rebounds. Hasahn French had 10 rebounds and three blocks for the home team.
Saul Phiri had 12 points for the Explorers (8-16, 6-6). Ed Croswell added 10 points and 14 rebounds. Jared Kimbrough had seven rebounds.
Brown carries St. Joseph’s past Saint Louis 91-61
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charlie Brown had 28 points as Saint Joseph's rolled past Saint Louis 91-61 on Friday night. Jared Bynum added 20 points for the Hawks.
Brown shot 10 for 13 from the floor.
Chris Clover had 15 points for Saint Joseph's (11-13, 4-7 Atlantic 10 Conference). Lorenzo Edwards added 11 points.
Saint Louis put up 27 second-half points, a season low for the team.
Tramaine Isabell had 17 points for the Billikens (15-9, 6-5). Javon Bess added 12 points.
Saint Louis rules the glass in beating Dayton 73-60
ST. LOUIS (AP) — D.J. Foreman scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Javon Bess added 14 points and Saint Louis dominated the offensive glass in beating Dayton 73-60 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game skid.
Trio of 20s help Richmond upend Saint Louis 84-81
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jacob Gilyard, Grant Golden and Nathan Cayo all scored more than 20 points Wednesday night and Richmond overcame some shaky moments down the stretch and a career game by Javon Bess to defeat Saint Louis 84-81.
Golden had 19 of his 23 points in the first half as the Spiders (8-13, 2-6 Atlantic 10 Conference) built a 10-point lead and led 47-40 on Gildyard's 3 just before intermission.
Gudmundsson hits 2 FTs, Davidson edges Saint Louis 54-53
SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 27 points including two free throws with five seconds to go to give Davidson a 54-53 win over Saint Louis on Saturday.
Weathers helps Duquesne upend Saint Louis 77-73
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marcus Weathers scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half when Duquesne took control, led for all of the final 20 minutes and knocked off the Atlantic 10 Conference's lone unbeaten Saint Louis 77-73 Wednesday night.
Frankie Hughes opened the second half with a jumper that gave Duquesne (14-5, 5-1) a 37-36 lead. Weathers added a 3-point play and Saint Louis was unable to regain the lead. The Dukes have won five straight for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
Saint Louis beats Saint Joseph’s 68-57 for 6th straight win
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dion Wiley and Javon Bess scored 20 points apiece and Hasahn French added a double-double to propel Saint Louis to a 68-57 victory over Saint Joseph's on Friday.
Wiley knocked down 6 of his 11 shots from 3-point range, while Bess buried 5 of 10 for the Billikens (14-4, 5-0 Atlantic 10 Conference), who ran their win streak to six and remained the lone unbeaten team in conference play. French finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.
Saint Louis downs Fordham 63-60 behind Goodwin’s 20 points
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Goodwin scored 20 points, made six assists and grabbed nine rebounds and Saint Louis held off Fordham 63-60 on Tuesday night to win its fifth straight.
Javon Bess hit three 3s for 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Billikens (13-4, 4-0 Atlantic 10 Conference), who never trailed in building a 34-32 halftime lead.
Bess guides Saint Louis past Rhode Island in A-10 opener
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half and Saint Louis held off Rhode Island 60-53 on Sunday in an Atlantic-10 Conference opener.
Bess made 8 of 13 shots, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, and added four rebounds and three steals for the Billikens (10-4), who improved to 9-0 at home this season. Hasahn French had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double and Tramaine Isabell Jr. added 13 points.
Bess scores 20 points, Saint Louis defeats Appalachian State
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess scored 20 points, Hasahn French had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Saint Louis dominated the second half to defeat Appalachian State 83-55 on Sunday.
Tramaine Isabell Jr. added 13 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Billikens (8-5). Bess was 8 of 13 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds.
Isaac Johnson had 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Mountaineers (5-8) and Ronshad Shabazz scored 13.
Saint Louis rallies to beat North Carolina Central 74-65
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess scored 19 points with four 3-pointers and six assists and Saint Louis rallied in the second half to beat North Carolina Central 74-65 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Goodwin scored 16 points with five assists and Tramaine Isabell Jr. and Carte'Are Gordon added 10 points apiece for the Billikens (8-3), who trailed 36-31 at halftime.
Bess pours in a career high 24 as St. Louis tops Oregon St.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess didn't even look at the numbers.
The Saint Louis University guard knew he was coming off one of the worst performances of his career in a five-point loss to Southern Illinois on Wednesday.
Three days later, Bess more than made up for it.
The 6-foot-6 inch guard poured in a career-high 24 points as Saint Louis narrowly defeated Oregon State 65-61 on Sunday.
Fred Thatch Jr. had 16 points for Saint Louis (7-2). Carte'Are Gordon added 11 points off the bench.
Saint Louis uses 17-0 run to defeat Butler 64-52
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The memories of falling to Butler by 30 points last season still remained fresh in Javon Bess' head as he took the court on Saturday with the task of guarding Bulldogs leading scorer Kamar Baldwin.
Bess held Baldwin to six points and added 18 points of his own in Saint Louis' 64-52 win over Butler on Saturday.
"He's the best defender in the country when it comes to guards," Saint Louis coach Travis Ford said. "Facts speak."
Bess, Goodwin lead Saint Louis to 73-61 win over Cent. Ark.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess had 19 points and Jordan Goodwin added 18 to lead Saint Louis to a 73-61 victory over Central Arkansas on Saturday afternoon.
Goodwin grabbed six rebounds while dishing out six assists. Tramaine Isabell Jr added 13 points and Carte'Are Gordon chipped in 10 with nine rebounds and three blocked shots for Saint Louis (5-1) which fell to Pitt 75-73 in The Barclays Center Classic on Wednesday for its only loss. The Billikens will face Butler next Saturday.
Saint Louis finishes strong, beats North Alabama 69-58
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess totaled 16 points and 10 rebounds as Saint Louis finished strong to beat North Alabama 69-58 on Tuesday night.
D.J. Foreman added 15 points while dishing out a career-best five assists and Hasahn French and Tramaine Isabell Jr contributed 11 points apiece for Saint Louis (3-0). Isabell grabbed seven rebounds, had two steals and one blocked shot.
North Alabama jumped out to an 8-0 lead before the Billikens roared back with 11 unanswered points and led 32-28 at the break.
Saint Louis rallies late to edge Troy 62-58
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tramaine Isabell Jr. scored 16 points with four rebounds and five assists and Saint Louis rallied late to edge Troy 62-58 on Saturday night.
The Billikens (2-0) trailed 29-23 at the break and were down 52-51 with 2:19 to play when Jordan Goodwin sank a 3-pointer and Isabell followed with a layup to put Saint Louis on top, 57-51. Then Isabell drained five free throws in the final 38 seconds for the winning edge.
Saint Louis starts fast, holds off SE Missouri for 75-65 win
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tramaine Isabell Jr. and Javon Bess scored 18 points apiece as Saint Louis ran out to an early lead and then held off Southeast Missouri State for a 75-65 win to open the season on Tuesday night.
Hasahn French scored just two points but grabbed 14 rebounds while blocking three shots. D.J. Foreman added 12 points and Jordan Goodwin scored 11 for the Billikens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jalen Johnson scored 18 points and No. 6 seed Saint Louis roared back from an 11-point halftime deficit to down 10th-seeded George Washington 70-63 in the second round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament on Thursday night.
Saint Louis advances to face No. 3 seed Davidson in a semifinal game Friday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tydus Verhoeven scored a career-high 21 points, Eric Williams Jr. added 20 and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Duquesne shot a season-high 56.5 percent from the field in beating Saint Louis 76-69 on Wednesday night to end a six-game skid and split the season series.
Mike Lewis II scored 10 points for the Dukes (16-14, 7-10 Atlantic 10 Conference), which entered the game in a three-way tie for 10th place and led 32-29 at halftime after shooting 54.2 percent.
Saint Louis holds off George Washington 62-53
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jalen Johnson sank four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points to lead Saint Louis past George Washington for a 62-53 win Saturday night.
Hasahn French added 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting and Javon Bess chipped in 13 points to go with 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double in the past six games for Saint Louis (16-13, 9-7 Atlantic 10).
French has 15, Saint Louis turns back Richmond 72-66
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hasahn French scored 14 of his 15 points in the second half, Javon Bess had a double-double and Saint Louis held off Richmond 72-66 on Saturday night.
Davell Roby also had 15 points for the Billikens (15-12, 8-6 Atlantic 10), Bess scored 14 points and 12 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double and D.J. Foreman added 13 points.
Saint Louis holds off La Salle’s late rally, wins 70-62
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Goodwin scored a career-high 28 points to lead Saint Louis to a 70-62 victory over La Salle on Saturday night.
Saint Louis (14-12, 7-6 Atlantic 10 Conference) has won four of its last five games while La Salle (10-15, 4-8) has lost three of four.
Goodwin, a freshman guard, was 7 of 14 from the field, made 13 of 16 free throws and grabbed nine rebounds. Hasahn French added 17 points, and Javon Bess chipped in 11 points and 10 rebounds for Saint Louis.
Saint Louis beats Fordham 73-50
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess had 17 points and 11 rebounds and made all six of his free throws Saturday night to help Saint Louis beat Fordham 73-50.
The Billikens (13-11, 6-5 Atlantic 10) led 37-18 at halftime after closing the first half with a 15-0 run and maintained a double-digit edge throughout the second half, keeping their lead between 12 and 23 in the period.
Bess’ 20 points help Saint Louis hold off Dayton, 75-65
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess scored 20 points and Saint Louis won for the third time in its last four games, holding off Dayton 75-65 in an Atlantic 10 battle Saturday afternoon.
The Billikens bounced back from a 75-74 overtime loss to Virginia Commonwealth after a 13-point second-half lead evaporated.
Goodwin gets first-ever triple double in St. Louis history
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Freshman Jordan Goodwin registered Saint Louis' first-ever triple-double with 13 points, a career-high 15 rebounds, and 10 assists and the Billikens beat Duquesne 76-63 on Wednesday night.
Goodwin also had four steals, the fourth time he's done that this season. Jordan almost posted a triple-double when George Mason beat Saint Louis, 86-81 on Saturday, with 11 assists, nine rebounds and nine points. Goodwin scored Saint Louis's first seven points against the Dukes.
St. Louis pulls away from Richmond with 69-62 victory
ST. LOUIS (AP) — D.J. Foreman scored 16 points with 7-of-9 shooting and Davell Roby scored 15 and Saint Louis beat Richmond 69-62 on Saturday.
After Khwan Fore's 3 brought the Spiders within 59-57 with 3:54 left, Javon Bess and Jalen Johnson made back-to-back layups, Hasahn French and Foreman each made 1 of 2 free throws and Rob made two free throws and Saint Louis (8-8, 1-2 Atlantic 10) led 67-59 with 50 seconds left.
Aldridge scores 21, Davidson beats Saint Louis 54-51
DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Peyton Aldridge scores 21 points and Davidson rallied to beat cold-shooting Saint Louis 54-51 on Wednesday night.
Saint Louis made its last field goal of the game, a Javon Bess jumper at the 11:15 mark for a 47-41 lead. The Billikens then went 0 of 12 from the field and hit just 4 of 9 free throws.
Roby, Goodwin pace Saint Louis to 78-48 victory
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Davell Roby scored 23 points and Jordan Goodwin 20 and Saint Louis beat Southeast Missouri 78-48 on Friday night.
Goodwin scored 16 of his points in the first half when Saint Louis took a 35-23 lead. Roby, with just two points in the first half, opened the second with a pair of 3-pointers and added a 3-pointer and a layup in an 8-0 burst for a 23-point lead with 11:38 to go.
Bess, Saint Louis halt Murray State’s five-game win streak
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Javon Bess tallied 20 points, six rebounds and five steals and Saint Louis took over to begin the second half and beat Murray State 69-55 on Tuesday night to snap the Racers' five-game win streak.
Gray, Davis lead Houston to 77-58 win over Saint Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rob Gray was 13 of 13 from the free-throw line and finished with 24 points and Devin Davis scored 17 on 7-of-8 shooting to help Houston beat Saint Louis 77-58 on Saturday night for its seventh win in a row.
It is Houston's longest win streak since the Cougars (8-1) won seven straight in the 2012-13 season. They beat the Billikens in St. Louis for the first time since 1990 and snapped a six-game skid against their former Conference USA rival.
Goodwin scores 20; Saint Louis beats Southern Illinois 74-69
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Goodwin scored 20 points to lead Saint Louis to a 74-69 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday night.
Jalen Johnson and Hasahn French added 12 points apiece for Saint Louis (4-4), which shot 45 percent from the floor but made just 6 of 22 from long range and missed seven free throws.
Jonathan Wiley scored 19 points to lead Southern Illinois (4-3). Armon Fletcher and Marcus Bartley each had 12 points, Sean Lloyd Jr. had 11 and Kavion Pippen 10.
West. Michigan has strong 2nd half, beats Saint Louis 65-51
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thomas Wilder had 16 points and Bryce Moore added 14 as Western Michigan ran away from Saint Louis in the second half for a 65-51 win on Tuesday night.
Providence takes 2K Classic with rout of Saint Louis
NEW YORK (AP) — Rodney Bullock scored 15 points to lead Providence to a 90-63 win over Saint Louis in the championship game of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Gardens on Friday night.
Providence (3-1) had four players finish in double-figure scoring to help the Friars to their second straight win. Alpha Diallo, Maliek White and Makai Ashton-Langford each scored 11.
Javon Bess led the Billikens (3-1) with 16 points, and Davell Roby scored 14.
Saint Louis tops Virginia Tech behind Bess’ 22 points, 77-71
NEW YORK (AP) — Character was the theme espoused by Saint Louis coach Travis Ford and Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams.
Ford praised his team's ethos, as opposed to Williams, who wondered about his squad's makeup.
"What haunts me is our character was revealed in how we played," Williams said after Saint Louis topped Virginia Tech, 77-71, in the opening round of the 2K Classic on Thursday night.
"This was the first time I was caught off-guard," Williams said.
Saint Louis pulls away from Rockhurst 74-50
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jalen Johnson had 14 points, Hasahn French added 13 and Saint Louis got red-hot in the second half to defeat Division-II Rockhurst 74-50 on Monday night.
The Billikens (2-0) made just 2 of 10 3-pointers and shot 41 percent (9 of 22) to lead 29-26 at the half. In the second half they made all four 3-pointers and shot 73 percent (16 of 22) to outscore the Hawks (1-2) 45-24.
Javon Bess, Davell Roby and D.J. Foreman each added 10 points for Saint Louis.
St Louis takes control, goes on to beat Seattle 62-46
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Aaron Hines scored 18 points, Javon Bess added 17 and St. Louis downed Seattle 62-46 on Friday night in a 2K Classic contest that served as the season opener for both teams.
The Billikens used a 9-0 run, capped by five-straight points from Davell Roby, for an early lead. Jordan Hill made a pair of free throws to pull Seattle within 19-16. St. Louis answered with an 8-0 run, Hill countered with his own 7-0 run, and St. Louis took a 34-27 lead into halftime.
Michigan State Preview Capsule
Last season: 29-6 lost in NCAA first round.
Coach: Tom Izzo.
Conference: Big Ten.
Who's gone: G Denzel Valentine, G Bryn Forbes, F Matt Costello, F Deyonta Davis, F Javon Bess, F Marvin Clark, F Colby Wollenman.