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

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

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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.

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The Cardinals and Royals renew their I-70 rivalry tonight in Kansas City. It's a battle of first-place teams, with Lance Lynn slated to oppose the Royals' Chris Young in the opener of the three-game set. The teams will rematch with three more games at Busch Stadium in mid-June.