Billiken Basketball: Closer Than You Think

GHogan

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As the Billikens returned to practice this past weekend, I can’t contain my excitement for this upcoming season. The new campaign kicks off Thanksgiving weekend, a mere 35 days away, in Orlando. The Orlando Invitational is chock full of teams that hope to play deep into March. Gonzaga, Michigan State, Xavier, and Auburn headline a field of 8 teams. As early as it seems, this tournament could have postseason implications for Travis Ford’s squad, as a victory over a team like Gonzaga (who many are crowning as the #1 team in the land) or a Tom Izzo led Spartans is the kind of resumé builder previous SLU teams have lacked. The Billikens are more than ready for the challenge. As exciting and dominant as the Rick Majerus teams of the early 2010’s were, this year’s team will shake a half-filled Chaifetz like never before.
The (still) reigning A-10 tournament champions return nearly all of their production from...
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