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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