Record: 26-6 How they got here: At-large bid Strengths: Saint Louis plays strong defense and entered the final week of the regular season ranked No. 16 nationally in scoring defense (61.2). The Billikens picked up a win over the SEC's Vanderbilt and lost by six points or less to then-No. 10 Wisconsin and then-No. 12 Wichita State. The team went on a school-record 19-game win streak, with forward Dwayne Evans leading a group of five senior starters. Saint Louis is making its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Weaknesses: The Billikens have lost four of their past five games. The team has struggled against bigger teams that pound the ball inside and aggressively pursue offensive boards.
Bob DeChiara, USA Today Sports