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Remekun helps Saint Louis beat No. 20 New Mexico

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Remekun helps Saint Louis beat No. 20 New Mexico

ST. LOUIS (AP) Cory Remekun scored a career-high 15 points, Cody Ellis had 13 and Saint Louis beat No. 20 New Mexico 60-46 on Monday.

Mike McCall Jr. added 12 points for Saint Louis (10-3), which has won seven in a row.

Kendall Williams led New Mexico (13-2) with 15 points. Alex Kirk added 13 points and eight rebounds.

New Mexico coach Steve Alford was ejected after receiving back-to-back technicals with 9:26 left in the game. It was Alford's first ejection in his six seasons with the Lobos.

The Billikens' seven-game winning streak is their longest since they won eight in a row in 2003. They also improved to 10-1 at home.

Saint Louis used runs of 12-0 and 11-2 to build a 31-12 lead. Rob Loe scored five points in the first surge, including a 3-pointer. Five different players contributed to the second streak. Ellis keyed the spurt with a 3-pointer.

New Mexico did not have a field goal over the final 6:57 of the opening half. The Lobos missed nine of their first 12 shots and finished the half 5 for 19. Their first-half total of 13 points was their lowest since March 18, 2005, when they trailed Villanova 34-11 in the NCAA tournament.

The Lobos committed a season-high 21 turnovers. They turned the ball over 15 times on their first 28 possessions.

Saint Louis led 33-13 at the break. New Mexico closed to 38-29 on a jumper by Williams with 13:29 left. But the Billikens responded with a 14-2 run to regain control.

The Lobos beat Saint Louis 64-40 in a New Year's Eve meeting last season in Albuquerque.

New Mexico was coming off a 55-54 win at then-No. 8 Cincinnati on Thursday.

The Billikens, who trailed 3-0, had led from start to finish in their previous three games.

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The Browns called the Redskins 15 years ago hoping to trade up for Sean Taylor, but the Redskins said 'no'

The Browns called the Redskins 15 years ago hoping to trade up for Sean Taylor, but the Redskins said 'no'

Thanks to his illustrious career at Miami, Sean Taylor caught the eyes of Joe Gibbs and the Redskins heading into the 2004 NFL Draft.

Not surprisingly, though, Washington wasn't the only franchise interested in adding a do-it-all, safety-in-a-linebacker's-body prospect to their defense.

In a terrific look-back at that draft from Sports Illustrated — a draft in which a record six Miami products went in the first 21 picks — you'll find this excerpt:

But at the last minute, the Browns, owners of the No. 7 pick, called asking to trade up. Butch Davis, Cleveland’s coach and EVP, had previously been the head coach at Miami and had recruited all six of these Hurricane prospects out of high school...

[Vinny] Cerrato says the Browns were coming for Taylor. Davis is more diplomatic about it: “It was probably about 60-40 that we would’ve taken Sean [over Winslow],” he says. He wanted to know what it’d cost to get Taylor. But Washington wasn’t budging. “There was no interest whatsoever,” Cerrato says. “We wanted Sean Taylor.”

Cleveland also reportedly contacted the Giants about their fourth overall selection so they could skip the 'Skins entirely, but New York ended up orchestrating their own deal to land Eli Manning.

Fortunately, the Burgundy and Gold stayed in place and got Taylor despite the calls. Often times, trading back in the draft is an attractive option. This time around, however, that option paled in comparison to the opportunity to acquire Taylor.

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2019 NFL Draft Preview Special: How to watch

2019 NFL Draft Preview Special: How to watch

Were the countless mock drafts not enough? Do you need a little more explanation before the nail-biter that is Round 1? NBC Sports has you covered.

Representatives from every branch of the NBC Sports Regional Network will be breaking down the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25th just hours before one of the most anticipated and nerve-wracking shows in all of sports. Beginning at 3 p.m. ET, experts and insiders will preview Round 1 and the draft needs of their network's respective teams.

So obviously, we've got Redskins insider JP Finlay on set and ready to discuss what's in store for the 2019 Burgundy and Gold.

<<CHECK OUT NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON'S LATEST NFL MOCK DRAFT>> 

The special will be available exclusively on the MyTeams by NBC Sports App. If you haven't already downloaded the MyTeams App, you can do so right now, RIGHT HERE.

How to watch NBC Sports's 2019 Draft Preview Live Stream

When: Thursday, April 25th

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Who: JP Finlay and team-specific NFL experts across the Regional Sports Network

Steam: MyTeams App

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