After losing two close games back-to-back against New Mexico and Dayton, the St. Louis Billikens have since rolled off three wins in their last four games. The Billikens crushed George Washington by 22, fell by five to a tough Temple team (who beat Duke earlier this season), squeaked by Charlotte and blew past Duquesne.
St. Louis has two games this week, and each will go a long way to determining if the Billikens are worthy of an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
January 25 7:00 ET: @ Xavier
Xavier started the year 8-0, getting as high as No. 9 in the country in the polls. But after an on-court fight against Cincinnati during the end of a 76-53 win, the team started to fall apart. Xavier would lose five of their next six games following the fight, and dropped out of the polls completely. The Musketeers look like they're beginning to regain momentum, though. Xavier rolled off four wins in a row before losing their last game to Dayton.
At 13-6, Xavier is second in the Atlantic 10.
January 28 2:00 p.m. ET: @ Massachusets
The Minutemen enter the game 15-5 overall and second in the Atlantic 10 at 4-2. UMass has won three of their last four games. They are 33rd in the country in scoring (77 points per game) and sixth in the country in rebounding (41.4 per game).