NCAA Basketball

Saint Louis Billikens (23-13)


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vs. Rich
W 71-68
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@ Dayton
W 64-55
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@ Dav
W 67-44
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@ StBon
W 55-53
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StL 52 - 66 VaTech
Final
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Va Tech beats Saint Louis 66-52 for 1st tourney in 12 years

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points, Kerry Blackshear added 15 and fourth-seeded Virginia Tech earned its first NCAA Tournament win in 12 years by beating No. 13 seed Saint Louis 66-52 on Friday night.

The Hokies (25-8) had lost in the first round the past two years under coach Buzz Williams before finally breaking through and earning a second-round matchup against No. 12 seed Liberty in the East Region.

Virginia Tech got a big boost to go along with the lopsided win with the return of star point guard Justin Robinson. The Hokies had been without their floor leader the past 12 games because of an injured left foot but he came in off the bench and scored nine points in 27 minutes as he works his way back into game shape. He got a hug from Williams on the sideline after he came out of the game in the final minute.

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Leaders
Points: J. Bess15.3
Rebounds: H. French8.4
Assists: T. Isabell3.7
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Bess78.8%
3P%: J. Bess33.2%
Steals: J. Goodwin1.8
Blocks: H. French1.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 North Carolina27-6
4 Gonzaga31-3
5 Michigan State29-6
6 Tennessee29-5
7 Kentucky28-6
8 Michigan29-6
9 Texas Tech26-6
10 Florida State28-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 Gonzaga31-3
4 North Carolina27-6
5 Tennessee29-5
6 Michigan State29-6
7 Kentucky28-6
8 Michigan29-6
9 Houston31-3
10 Texas Tech26-6
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Atlantic 10 Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
VCU 16-2 25-8
Davidson 14-4 24-10
Dayton 13-5 21-12
St. Bonaventure 12-6 18-16
George Mason 11-7 18-15
Saint Louis 10-8 23-13
Duquesne 10-8 19-13
Rhode Island 9-9 18-15
La Salle 8-10 10-21
Saint Joseph's 6-12 14-19
Richmond 6-12 13-20
Massachusetts 4-14 11-21
George Washington 4-14 9-24
Fordham 3-15 12-20
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 67.1 (310)
Rebounds: 13.8 (5)
Assists: 13.0 (210)
FG%: 41.8% (304)
FT%: 59.8% (353)
3P%: 30.8% (329)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 63.7 (24)
Rebounds: 25.9 (119)
Assists: 12.2 (110)
FG%: 40.9% (46)
FT%: 71.8% (267)
3P%: 31.3% (43)
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