Just playin devil's advocate, flip the situation on its head.
Say you're a fan of Drake.
Your team played 29 games to SLU's 20.
Your team totaled 25 wins to SLU's 14.
Your team lost its conference tournament championship to the conference champion at at-large Loyola, compared to SLU's semifinal loss there.
I imagine you would feel differently?
SLU needed to win one of those games it lost to Dayton and VCU, or get to the conference tournament championship.
It did none of those things, so now it's goin to have to sweat it out.
I don't like the Billikens' chances, unfortunately.
Hope I'm wrong.