Preview: Saint Louis Billikens

Billikens have the pieces back to repeat as Atlantic 10 champions

Updated: September 30, 2013, 12:35 PM ET
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN Insider

Dwayne EvansThearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesSenior forward Dwayne Evans (14.0 points per game) earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 last season.

Saint Louis Billikens

2012-13: 28-7 (13-3 A-10)
In-conference offense: 1.08 points per possession (6th)
In-conference defense: 0.92 points allowed per possession (1st)

These are heady times in the shadow of the Gateway Arch. The Billikens won the Atlantic 10 regular season and tournament titles en route to a school-record 28 victories last season. They landed a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament and finished the season ranked 13th in the AP poll. And with four senior starters back, this season could be even better.

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