Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hoops Saturday for the Bye Week

With Georgia football taking a breather, I am headed to St. Louis to see the Dawgs take on Rick Majerus' St. Louis University Billikens tonight at 7 Central (8pm Eastern).  There is no TV for the game, but I'll tweet updates as we go, so if you want to follow me, I won't be insulted.

Quick facts on St. Louis:
  • Member of the Atlantic 10.  For the uninitiated in basketball, Temple, UMass, GWU, St. Joe's, Charlotte, Richmond and February opponent Xavier are all in the A-10. 
  • Coached by former Marquette and Utah coach Rick Majerus.  Majerus has been at SLU, as it is know colloquially in these parts, for three seasons.
  • SLU was 23-13 last season and lost in the finals of the CBI last season.
  • Currently 1-1, having lost to Austin Peay and beaten Rockhurst. 
  • Lead by by G Kyle Cassity, who has 16.5ppg and a shade under 3 assist per game.
  • Home arena is Chaifetz Arena, a 10K seat on campus venue.  It is pronounced like it is spelled.
Tonight will be a solid road test for the Dawgs.  Georgia hasn't won a road game since March 2009 (against Kentucky), so the Billikens, who have struggled this season, will be a nice game for Fox to convince his charges that an opponent's court isn't that different from Stegman.

I'll be the loud one wearing red.


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    2. I love your site. Great win for the Dawgs!