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

6 hours 32 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Owensville Sophomore Cross Country Runner Carter Bracato. Carter finished 13th in Class 3 with the best time of any local runner at state. He attacked the Oak Hill Golf Club Course in Jefferson City finishing with a time of 16:50.67, leading Owensville to a 6th place finish in the team standings.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

3 days 2 hours ago

I have just returned from spending four days in a guided silent retreat. The grace of silence is that it allows us to listen and reflect.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 31 min ago

The 2014/15 local high school basketball season tips off tonight with the 62nd Annual Thanksgiving Tournament at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Three games are on tap tonight with Cardinal Ritter going up against Rockwood Summit at 5:30. McCluer North plays Carnahan at 7:00, then Washington takes the floor against CBC at 8:30. The Washington/CBC game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220.