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

5 days 5 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

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SPORTS CORNER

9 hours 6 min ago

The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today. Washington will need to beat Fike twice to win state.