St. Louis Billikens NCAA TOURNAMENT

March 16, 1995

Seed; No 9

Record: 22-7

Conference: Great Midwest, 2nd place

Last NCAA appearance: 1994, lost to Maryland, 74-66, in 1st round

NCAA history: 1-5

Rank: Unranked

Highest rank: Unranked

Players to watch

Erwin Claggett

Position: Guard

Height: 6-1

Weight: 185

Strengths: A scorer, Claggett can create his own shots and gets great elevation. Can penetrate the defense to score or give the ball up. Launches trademark rainbow jumpers when he's on.

H Waldman

Position: Guard

Height: 6-3

Weight: 195

Strengths: Protects the ball very well (48 turnovers in 28 games) and is a ballhawk on defense (71 steals lead the team). Is the most accurate of three-point shooters (45 percent) on a team that lives for the trey.

Coach's file

Charlie Spoonhour

St. Louis record: 57-30

NCAA tournament record: 1-6

Highlights: Inherited a 5-23 team in 1992 and took it to the NCAA tournament his second year. This is the first time in school history the Billikens have gone to the tournament in consecutive years. Made tourney five times during a nine-year stay at Southwest Missouri State.

On playing Minnesota: "This year, I think realistically we have a chance to do some good."

GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS

Date .. .. .. .. .Opponent .. .. .. . ...Score .. .. .. ..W-L

Nov. 27 .. .. .. .Bradley .. .. .. .. ...W 66-59 .. .. ...1-0

Dec. 1 .. .. .. ..Cal-St. Sacramento .. .W 90-49 .. .. ...2-0

Dec. 5 .. .. .. ..at Southern Illinois ..W 72-65 .. .. ...3-0

Dec. 7 .. .. .. ..Missouri-K.C .. .. .. .W 95-68 ... .. ..4-0

Dec. 10 .. .. .. .Creighton .. .. .. .. .W 83-56 .. .. ...5-0

Dec. 17 .. .. .. .Bethune-Cookman .. .. .W 103-49 .. .. ..6-0

Dec. 19 .. .. .. .Southern Methodist .. .W 93-69 .. .. ...7-0

Dec. 28 .. .. .. .Austin Peay .. .. .. ..W 71-54 .. .. ...8-0

Jan. 5 .. .. .. ..Massachusetts .. .. ...L 80-74 .. .. ...8-1

Jan. 7 .. .. .. ..UAB .. .. .. .. .. .. .W 81-56 .. .. ...9-1

Jan. 11 .. .. .. .at Iowa State .. .. ...L 79-66 .. .. ...9-2

Jan. 14 .. .. .. .at Dayton .. .. .. .. .W 82-39 .. .. ..10-2

Jan. 16 .. .. .. .at Detroit .. .. .. ...W 71-60 .. .. ..11-2

Jan. 19 .. .. .. .at Cincinnati .. .. ...W 75-68 .. .. ..12-2

Jan. 22 .. .. .. .Marquette .. .. .. .. .W 81-73 .. .. ..13-2

Jan. 25 .. .. .. .at Memphis .. .. .. ...L 84-80, OT .. .13-3

Jan. 28 .. .. .. .Cincinnati .. .. .. ...W 75-68 .. .. ..14-3

Jan. 30 .. .. .. .Chicago State .. .. ...W 112-71 .. .. .15-3

Feb. 4 .. .. .. ..at UAB .. .. .. .. .. .L 70-54 .. .. ..15-4

Feb. 9 .. .. .. ..at Marquette .. .. .. .W 55-48 .. .. ..16-4

Feb. 11 .. .. .. .Memphis .. .. .. .. ...W 68-52 .. .. ..17-4

Feb. 16 .. .. .. .Alcorn State .. .. .. .W 100-70 .. ....18-4

Feb. 19 .. .. .. .at DePaul .. .. .. .. .L 66-64 .. .. ..18-5

Feb. 22 .. .. .. .at Southwest Missouri .W 62-49 .. .. ..19-5

Feb. 25 .. .. .. .Dayton .. .. .. .. .. .W 63-51 .. .. ..20-5

Mar. 1 .. .. .. ..DePaul .. .. .. .. .. .W 77-61 .. .. ..21-5

Mar. 9 .. .. .. ..Dayton* .. .. .. .. .. W 78-62 .. .. ..22-5

Mar. 10 .. .. .. .at Marquette* .. .. ...W 73-56 .. .. ..23-5

Mar. 11 .. .. .. .Marquette* .. .. .. ...L 134-130 .. ...23-6

*-at Great Midwest tournament

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