Selection Sunday is mostly behind us now, and for a majority of the country it was absorbed while sitting down in a chair somewhere in front of a giant television. But the Saint Louis Billikens found out where they’ll be playing not while sitting in their home gym or in a locker room, but in front of twenty giant televisions at a Best Buy in Secaucus, N.J.
Just hours after winning an emotional Atlantic 10 conference championship, the Billikens got stuck in traffic and had no means of watching the selection show to see where they’re heading in all the madness. So naturally, they packed up and headed out to a Best Buy to take in the selection show among the people.
“The plan was to watch the Selection Show in the terminal,’’ said Saint Louis sports information director Brian Kunderman. “So someone saw a Best Buy and we pulled in.”
Initially, shoppers and employees had no idea who the team was when they entered the store, but apparently upon learning of who they were, everyone huddled around them and watched the selection show with the team. Good thing they stopped too, as Saint Louis drew the fourth seed in the Midwest and are part if one of the toughest regions in the big dance,
The Billikens are fresh off their emotional win in the Atlantic 10 and they continue to win in honor of their late coach Rick Majerus. Saint Louis already boasts one of the best stories of the tournament and the thing hasn’t even tipped off yet.
“It was awesome,’’ Kunderman said. “And thank God we stopped because we were announced pretty quickly.’’