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This game, just like the Billikens’ 87-81 win on Feb. 1, went to overtime.
Saint Louis coach Jim Crews feels it is pretty simple why the last-place team in the Atlantic 10 has given the Billikens fits in both meetings.
“Well, they’ve got really good players and I think they’re really well set up,” Crews said after the Billikens’ 18th straight win. “They’ve got quick guys, and they’ve got physical guys. They’re well-schooled.
“Two overtimes? It’s not like we’ve got any magic on those guys. Just fortunate.”
The Billikens (24-2, 11-0 Atlantic-10), playing as a Top 10 team for the first time since Dec. 29, 1964, remained with No. 1 Syracuse and No. 3 Wichita State as the only teams in the country without a loss on the road.
Sherrod Wright had a career-high 34 points for the Patriots (9-17, 2-10), who lost for the 11th time in 13 games and are still without a home win in conference play.
The Patriots scored the first four points of overtime but Loe hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Billikens a 79-77 lead with 3:10 remaining in overtime. Saint Louis would not relinquish the lead from that point.
After Jalen Jenkins made two free throws with 5 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Patriots a 73-72 lead, Jett missed the first of two free throws with 0.9 seconds remaining after being fouled on a full-court dash to the basket. He made the second attempt, and George Mason’s ensuing inbounds pass was knocked out of bounds to force the extra period.
“We’ve had fortunate breaks and they’ve not had fortunate breaks,” Crews said. “But we played well and really hung in there and made one or two plays more than them.”
George Mason took a 35-32 halftime lead when Bryon Allen stole an inbounds pass and hit a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded.
The Patriots used an 8-1 run early in the second half to take a 48-41 lead. But the Billikens responded with a 6-0 run, culminating with two free throws by Austin McBroom after Hewitt was called for a technical foul with 12:30 remaining for throwing his jacket in protest of an offensive foul called on point guard Marquise Moore.
Mike McCall, Jr. had 16 points, Jake Barnett added 14 and Loe and Dwayne Evans had 13 each for the Billikens.
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