VCU Tops Billikens, 67-56

Saint Louis suffered its second straight defeat Saturday, falling 67-56 at VCU in Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball action. The loss, the first on the road this season for the Billikens, dips their record to 25-4 overall and 12-2 in the A-10. Saint Louis can still clinch the No. 1 seed in the A-10 Championship in Brooklyn with a win in any if its final two regular-season games – at home against Dayton Wednesday and at UMass next Sunday. VCU, which has won 19 in a row at home dating back to last season, improves to 22-7 overall and 10-4 in the league. The Billikens were led in scoring by Jordair Jett, who hit 8 of 14 shots en route to 18 points. Austin McBroom was 3-of-6 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line to account for his 11 points. SLU was forced into 17 turnovers, which the Rams turned in to 23 points.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 19 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Swimmer Michael Matthews from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Michael medalled in two events at the state swim meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. He took 7th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 4th in the 100-Yard Butterfly. Michael also medalled in four events in the AAA Conference meet, helping Borgia secure the conference title.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 day 15 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 14 hours ago

Max Pacioretty scored twice on his 26th birthday as the Canadiens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blues at the Bell Centre. Vladimir Tarasenko scored the lone goal in the first period for St. Louis, which fell to 0-and-2 on its four-game road trip. Jake Allen allowed all four goals on 30 shots in the setback. The Blues skate in Ottawa tomorrow.