St Louis have beaten La Salle 78-54
Rob Loe was great, perfect 7-7 from the floor including 3 from behind the arc and 3-3 from the freethrow line. 26 minutes and equalled his career best of 20 points, adding 4 rebounds and 2 assists for the 7foot Kiwi. Saint Louis has captured its first outright regular season title since 1957 and will head to the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Championship in Brooklyn, N.Y., as the No. 1 seed.
The Billikens are ranked #15 on USA Todays Coaches Poll and #16 on the AP Top25 and #16 in ESPN's Power Rankings.
In Panthers News.
Steven Adams becomes Pitt's first Big East All-Rookie Team selection since DeJuan Blair in 2007-08. The preseason Big East Rookie of the Year, Adams leads the Panthers in rebounding (6.2 rpg.), blocked shots (62) and field goal percentage (.578). He also averages 7.1 points per game and has started all 30 of his games played this year. His team mate Tray Woodall was honored with the All-Big East Third Team on Sunday, following a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches.
Pitt opens Big East Championship play as the No. 4 seed and will face either No. 5 Syracuse, No. 12 Seton Hall or No. 13 South Florida.
Pitt are currently ranked #22 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, #20 in the AP Top25 and as low as #18 in the ESPN Power Rankings.
Great to have 2 New Zealanders playing in nationally ranked teams getting decent minutes and contributing. Even better that they are both 7ft. Add Pledger to the mix and we have never had deeper stocks at Centre.