Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Louis Billikens had to watch NCAA Selection Show from New Jersey Best Buy

On Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Billikins men's basketball team won the Atlantic-10 Championship and ended up celebrating by watching the NCAA Tournament Selection Show from a Best Buy store in New Jersey.

After winning the conference title by beating VCU, 62-56, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the team realized their bus would never make it to Teterboro Airport on time and made a pit stop at the electronics chain store's Secaucus location across the Hudson River to watch the 6 p.m. show and find out where they would be seeded and who they would play.

"Traffic has prevented us from getting to airport to see selection show, so yes, we are watching at a Best Buy in Jersey," tweeted SLU Men's Basketball.

The Billikens stop in Secaucus on the way to Teterboro. Say it like you're Tony Soprano.

Later, they tweeted a photo of the team sitting in the storage room of the electronics chain store with the comment "Selection Show watch party at Best Buy in New Jersey!"

The Billikens ended up with a No. 4 seed and will play No.13 New Mexico State in the first round of the Midwest bracket.

After the show ended, the team thanked the store via Twitter: "Back on the road to Teterboro. Thx to fine folks at the Secaucus Best Buy for your hospitality."

St. Louis played out the season with a heavy heart. Their bigger-than-life Billikens coach Rick Majerus passed away from heart failure at age 64 in December. Interim coach Jim Crews took over and led the team to its first ever A-10 title.

Something tells you that Majerus is getting a kick out of this somewhere but would have suggested stopping at Rutt's Hut for some Rippers.

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