Scores

Final

Xavier 59

(18-11, 9-6 A 10)

Saint Louis 70

(23-6, 11-4 A 10)

9:00 PM ET, February 28, 2012

Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, Missouri

1 2 T
XAV 39 2059
SLU 29 4170

Top Performers

Xavier: D. Wells 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Saint Louis: B. Conklin 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Saint Louis 70, Xavier 59

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Brian Conklin scored 23 points and Kwamain Mitchell 14 as St. Louis defeated Xavier 70-59 on Tuesday night.

Mike McCall Jr. had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Billikens (23-6, 11-4 Atlantic 10), who moved a half-game behind first-place Temple in the league standings. The Owls, however, hold the tiebreaker, a 72-67 victory against St. Louis in January.

The Billikens clinched a top-four seed and bye in next week's Atlantic 10 tournament.

Mark Lyons scored 19 points and Dezmine Wells added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Musketeers (18-11, 9-6), who are tied for fourth with Saint Joseph's.

Xavier led 39-29 at halftime but shot just 28 percent (7 for 25) afterward. That helped St. Louis take control with a 24-2 run over an 8:34 second-half stretch.

Conklin had 11 points and McCall hit two 3-pointers during the surge, which gave the Billikens a 53-42 lead with 9:44 remaining. The Musketeers got no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
XAV
SLU
Points 59 70
FG Made-Attempted 21-52 (.404) 22-57 (.386)
3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 6-21 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 20-24 (.833)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 11 12

2011-12 Season

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Jan 25, 2012 SLU 73, @XAV 68Recap
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