Scores

Final

La Salle 71

(21-12, 9-7 A 10)

Saint Louis 78

(25-6, 12-4 A 10)

    Coverage: CCSN

    6:30 PM ET, March 9, 2012

    Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    LAS 29 4271
    SLU 35 4378

    Top Performers

    La Salle: R. Galloway 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Saint Louis: K. Mitchell 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast

    Saint Louis 78, La Salle 71

    Associated Press

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Mike McCall Jr. scored 16 points and Kwamain Mitchell had 15 to lead Saint Louis to a 78-71 win over La Salle on Friday night to advance to the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament semifinals.

    Brian Conklin scored 14 points and Jordair Jett had 13 for the No. 2-seed Billikens (25-6), who have won nine of their last 10 games and are the highest remaining seed left in the tournament. Top-seeded Temple was eliminated by Massachusetts earlier.

    Earl Pettis scored 18 points, Ramon Galloway had 14 and Tyreek Duren 13 for the Explorers (21-12).

    Saint Louis raced to a 12-point first-half lead and appeared to have the game under control until La Salle got hot late. Pettis hit a pull-up jumper to pull La Salle within two and Jerrell Wright's dunk made it 57-56. That was as close as they would get.

    McCall's 3-pointer made it 65-58, helping Saint Louis advance.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAS
    SLU
    Points 71 78
    FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 25-56 (.446)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-20 (.400) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-15 (.867) 19-22 (.864)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 12

    2011-12 Season

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