No. 12 Saint Louis holds off VCU 64-62 - NBC Sports

No. 12 Saint Louis holds off VCU 64-62
Saint Louis' Dwayne Evans (21) muscles a rebound away from VCU's Juvonte Reddic (15) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in St. Louis. Saint Louis beat VCU 64-62.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
February 15, 2014, 4:59 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 12 Saint Louis broke a late tie with seven straight points, beating VCU 64-62 for its 17th straight victory on Saturday.

The Billikens (23-2, 10-0 Atlantic 10) blew a 12-point second-lead before finally putting away VCU (20-6, 8-3) in a matchup of the Atlantic 10's top two teams. Jordair Jett and Rob Loe had 14 points apiece for Saint Louis, which beat VCU for a third straight time.

Mike McCall Jr. and Jordair Jett drove for layups and Rob Loe hit a 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down for a seven-point lead with 36 seconds to go. VCU cut the deficit to three before Loe hit the second of two free throws for a four-point gap with 8 seconds left.

Treveon Graham had 16 points and eight rebounds for VCU.

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