Boxscore
Saint Louis 61, Memphis 54
Friday, March 16, 2012 6:50 PM
Location - Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Officials - Pat Evans, Mike Eades, Ted Valentine
Attendance - 17464

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Saint Louis 23 38 61
Memphis 23 31 54

Recap


Saint Louis 61, Memphis 54: Kwamain Mitchell scored eight of his 22 points during a decisive 14-2 run in the second half to propel the Billikens past the Tigers in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Ninth-seeded Saint Louis (26-7), which had not won an NCAA game since 1998, will meet No. 1 seed Michigan State in Sunday's third round of the West Regional.

Facing a 42-38 deficit with 7:28 to go, Saint Louis went ahead for good when Mitchell scored five straight points, including a 3-pointer with 6:24 left.

The eighth-seeded Tigers (26-9) were still within one, 45-44, before Mitchell added another basket from well beyond the arc with the shot clock expiring at the 4:52 mark.

Saint Louis committed 17 turnovers but made up for it with a superior defensive effort, holding Memphis 21 points below its season average. The Tigers shot 38.9 percent from the field and made 2 of 15 3-point attempts.

Brian Conklin added 16 points for the Billikens, including 10 of 11 free throws. Will Barton led Memphis with 16 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The last time Saint Louis won an NCAA tournament game, coach Rick Majerus was on the Utah sideline, leading the Utes to a spot in the 1998 national championship game. ... Memphis had won seven straight games. ... The Billikens are 5-1 on neutral courts this season.

Saint Louis Billikens

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Brian Conklin 37:00 3-9 0-0 10-11 1 1 2 0 3 0 8 1 16
Dwayne Evans 34:00 3-8 0-0 0-2 3 8 11 0 1 1 3 0 6
Rob Loe 23:00 2-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 5
Mike McCall 18:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 4 0 1 3 0 2
Kwamain Mitchell 37:00 9-14 4-7 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 2 1 0 22
Cody Ellis 17:00 1-6 0-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 2
Jordair Jett 27:00 1-3 0-1 4-4 1 5 6 2 0 0 1 0 6
Cory Remekun 3:00 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Kyle Cassity 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-46 5-13 14-18 6 25 31 7 12 6 16 1 61
  45.7% 38.5% 77.8% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 16

Memphis Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Will Barton 38:00 6-14 2-4 2-2 1 3 4 0 3 1 2 0 16
Tarik Black 19:00 2-2 0-0 0-2 1 3 4 0 5 1 2 2 4
Chris Crawford 37:00 1-8 0-5 1-2 0 5 5 0 1 3 1 0 3
Ferrakohn Hall 22:00 2-5 0-0 3-5 3 3 6 0 1 1 2 0 7
Joe Jackson 33:00 3-10 0-1 2-4 1 3 4 4 3 0 2 0 8
Wesley Witherspoon 27:00 3-7 0-3 2-2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 8
Antonio Barton 7:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adonis Thomas 15:00 3-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 6
D.J. Stephens 2:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 21-54 2-15 10-17 8 18 26 4 17 8 11 3 54
  38.9% 13.3% 58.8% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11
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