Billikens Nip NC State In OT

Rob Loe posted 22 points and 15 rebounds to carry Saint Louis to an 83-80 overtime win against North Carolina State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament from Orlando. The Billikens were down nine with 2:22 left in regulation and trailed by double-digits for most of the middle of the contest. Jordair Jett hit a layup late in regulation to tie it up for Saint Louis, which improved to 27-and-6 and plays fourth-seeded Louisville in the third round of the Midwest Regional.

Elsewhere in the NCAA Tournament:
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West Region - 2nd round
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Spokane Arena - Spokane, Washington
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(12) North Dakota State 80 (5) Oklahoma 75
(4) San Diego State 73 (13) New Mexico State 69 (OT)

BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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(2) Wisconsin 75, (15) American 35
(7) Oregon 87, (10) BYU 68

South Region - 2nd round
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Amway Center - Orlando, Florida
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(1) Florida 67, (16) Albany 55
(9) Pittsburgh 77, (8) Colorado 48

First Niagara Center - Buffalo, New York
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(3) Syracuse 77, (14) Western Michigan 53
(11) Dayton 60, (6) Ohio State 59

East Region - 2nd round
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Spokane Arena - Spokane, Washington
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(12) Harvard 61, (5) Cincinnati 57
(4) Michigan State 93, (13) Delaware 78

First Niagara Center - Buffalo, New York
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(7) Connecticut 89, (10) Saint Joseph's 81 (OT)
(2) Villanova 73, (15) Milwaukee 53

Midwest Region - 2nd round
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BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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(2) Michigan 57, (15) Wofford 40
(7) Texas 87, (10) Arizona State 85

Amway Center - Orlando, Florida
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(5) Saint Louis 83, (12) North Carolina State 80 (OT)
(4) Louisville 71, (13) Manhattan 64

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 21 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Taylor Covington with the New Haven Track and Field Team. Taylor earned All-State honors medaling in four events at the state track meet at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday and Saturday. She ran anchor on the 4X800 relay team that finished in sixth place.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 1 day ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

16 hours 44 min ago

Class 3, 4 and 5 State Championship Track and Field is scheduled today and tomorrow at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Several local athletes have qualified.

Class 4-Allison Hinson of St. Clair won state in the Shot Put this morning with a distance of 47-feet-3.75-inches.