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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) After back-to-back years of first-round losses in the NCAA Tournament, Virginia Tech finally broke through.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 20 points, Kerry Blackshear added 15 and the fourth-seeded Hokies earned their 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 to Alabama and Wisconsin the past two years under coach Buzz Williams before using a fast start to advance to a second-round matchup against No. 12 seed Liberty in the East Region.

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Leaders
Points: J. Bess15.3
Rebounds: H. French8.4
Assists: T. Isabell3.6
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Bess79.0%
3P%: J. Bess32.5%
Steals: J. Goodwin1.8
Blocks: H. French1.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke30-5
2 Virginia30-3
3 North Carolina28-6
4 Gonzaga31-3
5 Michigan State29-6
6 Tennessee30-5
7 Kentucky28-6
8 Michigan29-6
9 Texas Tech27-6
10 Florida State28-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke30-5
2 Virginia30-3
3 Gonzaga31-3
4 North Carolina28-6
5 Tennessee30-5
6 Michigan State29-6
7 Kentucky28-6
8 Michigan29-6
9 Houston32-3
10 Texas Tech27-6
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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: 66.6 (316)
Rebounds: 13.7 (6)
Assists: 12.8 (227)
FG%: 41.7% (307)
FT%: 59.8% (353)
3P%: 30.4% (338)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 63.8 (25)
Rebounds: 25.9 (120)
Assists: 12.1 (103)
FG%: 41.0% (47)
FT%: 72.2% (281)
3P%: 31.4% (43)
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