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

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Saint Louis erased a nine-point second half deficit and had a shot to win it late, but fell 60-56 against UMass Saturday in a thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Billikens, who fall to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. UMass improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the A-10. The Billikens had the ball down by two with the shot clock off.