Majerus on the minds of Saint Louis, New Mexico State in NCAA tournament opener for both teams

Published March 20, 2013

| Associated Press

New Mexico State coach Marvin Menzies watched video of Saint Louis all week, and a common theme kept showing up on every play he analyzed: Rick Majerus.

More than three months since his death, Majerus' style still lives on through his players.

Saint Louis (27-6) will be looking to carry on the memory of the affable and animated coach in the way he so often made his mark in March: with a deep run in the NCAA tournament. The fourth-seeded Billikens must first find a way to get past 13th-seeded New Mexico State and 7-foot-5 freshman Sim Bhullar on Thursday.

The two-time defending Western Athletic Conference champion Aggies (24-10) lost in the first round to Indiana last year and haven't won a game in the tournament since 1993.

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