St. Louis, MO - March 8-9, 2013 - Four months after the death of their head coach, Rick Majerus, the team is lead by former assistant coach Jim Crews. Crews was named the Interim Head Coach for the 2012-2013 season and later named head coach in 2013. The team sits at the edge of the postseason as they prepare and play the last regular season game of the 2013 season at home.
The SLU men's basketball team practices down the hall from their last game of the 2013 regular season.
Rob Loe, (left to right) Dwayne Evans and Kwamain Mitchellgo through their basketball team practice routine.
Grandy Glaze flies in for a shot as John Manning attempts to defend in a team scrimmage.
Cody Ellis (left) and Jim Crews, SLU Interim Basketball Coach, talk for a few moments in a tradition Crews calls "Senior Dunk". Crews adopted "Senior Dunk" from another coach 'years ago'. In the tradition, he stops practice, gives a few parting words individually to a graduating senior and then the senior dunks the basketball all in front of the team. This was the first "Senior Dunk" session for Crews at SLU.
Cody Ellis dunks the ball as Jim Crews, SLU Interim Head Basketball Coach, looks on. Crews adopted "Senior Dunk" from another coach 'years ago'. In the tradition, he stops practice, gives a few parting words individually to a graduating senior and then the senior dunks the basketball all in front of the team. This was the first "Senior Dunk" session for Crews at SLU.
Cody Ellis (left) and Danny Brown shoot baskets after team practice and before a rare team dinner.
Kwamain Mitchell (left) laughs at teammate Corey Remekun's floppy yellow hat' as Dwayne entered a rare but informal / casual team dinner. The team seemed to be tired from a day on the road and a little slap happy. At moments the room erupted in slap happy laughter and then focused on ESPN's coverage of their own team as well as a reverence for Duke.
Corey Remekun, (left to right) Sean Duff and Dwayne Evans, all of SLU's Basketball team, walk back to the dorms after practice and a team dinner.
Cody Ellis (blue hair) says a few words to team members before entering the last games of the regular season against LaSalle.
Jim Crews, Interim Head Basketball Coach, sits for a moment after the last player of his team is introduced before the last game of he regular season at home.
Cody Ellis (right) puts his head on fellow forward Rob Loe's shoulder before the game. This would be Ellis's last game at home as a graduating senior.
Kwamain Mitchell jumps down the baseline as he passes to a teammate Rob Loe during the game against LaSalle.
Students cheer for the SLU basketball team as they play against game against LaSalle.
Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz pumps his fist as as the SLU Billiken basketball team plays against LaSalle. They call him their "Super Fan". He donated $12 million to SLU and they names the arena after him. Now he can be found court side at most games.
The SLU basketball team plays LaSalle during the last game of the regular season to a sold out crowd at home.