Billikens to host NC State on Thursday

Saint Louis Billikens mascot, the Billiken, fall 2018.

It took a few days, but coach Travis Ford found an opponent to replace Evansville on the Saint Louis University schedule.

As soon as Ford knew Saturday afternoon’s game against the Purple Aces was a lost cause, which wasn’t much before the scheduled tipoff, he started working the phones and even Twitter to find a new game. The result, announced Tuesday: The Billikens will play North Carolina State on Thursday at Chaifetz Arena.

In return, Saint Louis will play at NC State in the 2022-23 season.

The Wolfpack are 3-0 but have not played since Dec. 3. Saint Louis enters tonight’s game against Indiana State with a 4-0 record.