Rick Majerus released from hospital

Updated: March 3, 2012, 8:34 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus told ESPN.com he was released from a Pittsburgh hospital Saturday afternoon after being admitted for precautionary reasons when he didn't take his blood pressure medicine on time.

Majerus, 64, didn't coach the Billikens in their 15-point win at Duquesne Saturday. Majerus, who has a history of heart surgeries dating back to 1989, had a stent inserted last summer.

"I'm fine," Majerus said. "I just was careless. I threw my pills in my gym bag, had a good swim and then the team meal was ready and forgot to take my medicine. I was just unorganized."

Assistant Chris Harriman took over the coaching duties for the Billikens.

Majerus said he was watching games at a friend's house in Pittsburgh and would head back to St. Louis Sunday. The Associated Press originally reported Majerus would spend the night in the hospital for observation.

The Billikens finished the A-10 at 12-4 and are 24-6 overall.

"We are the second-best team in the seventh-best league in the country so I would think we are in," Majerus said. "Why wouldn't we be?"

If the Billikens make the NCAA tournament it would be the first time since Majerus took over in 2007.

Andy Katz is a senior college basketball writer for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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