Intentional Upset: Saint Louis Learns To Score
When he’s not busy showing off his incredible body, Rick Majerus apparently takes some time to teach the game of basketball and considering the ineptitude displayed by his offense last week, his players needed all the instructions they can handle. Apparently, either Majerus’ nakedness or his teachings have paid off… at least for one game.
The Billikens beat the 21st-ranked Rhode Island Rams by the score of 68-61, a 48-point improvement over the offensive explosion Saint Louis had against George Washington (20 points for the entire game; 54 minutes of real-time between baskets). Leading the way for Majerus’ squad was Tommie Liddell, who scored 22 points (where was that against GW?) and helped Saint Louis secure their tenth win of the season.
So what happened to their O-Fence? Did the Billikens simply shoot better or did the embarrassment of a 20-point outing flip the proverbial switch? Coach Majerus saw it a little differently (was he naked during the post-game presser?):
“Nothing helps you like hustle. We won it defensively, and we are getting better and better defensively. I thought they competed. They had a nice spirit about them.“
Speaking of defense, maybe Saint Louis followed his instructions from EA’s March Madness 2004:
I could watch stuff like that all day long… as long as a non-naked Majerus was in it.