6:50 PM ET, March 16, 2012
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- During his years away from coaching as an ESPN commentator, Rick Majerus figured he'd have the perfect forum to discuss how much fun defense is.Then he learned otherwise.He said he was told, "We're not going to show some guy in a defensive stance on SportsCenter."
NCAA Mens Tournament
COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 16: Members of the Saint Louis Billikens pep band perform before their game against the...(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-46 (.457)||21-54 (.389)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-13 (.385)||2-15 (.133)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-18 (.778)||10-17 (.588)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
|» Mar 16, 2012||SLU 61, @MEM 54||Recap|
NEXT LEVEL: Entering the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Memphis averaged 18.5 transition points per game this season while Saint Louis averaged just 7.7 points per game in transition. On Friday it was the Billikens that controlled the transition game.[+]
Saint Louis held Memphis to 63 possessions and six transition points in its 61-54 win over the Tigers on Friday. In its first 34 games this season Memphis averaged 67.5 possessions and 18.5 transition points per game.
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