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Saint Louis pulls away late to beat Richmond 64-50
Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012

ST. LOUIS (AP)—Cody Ellis scored 14 points and Kwamain Mitchell 11 as Saint Louis beat Richmond 64-50 on Wednesday night.

Mike McCall Jr. had 10 points and five assists for the Billikens (21-5, 9-3 Atlantic 10), who won their fifth straight and stayed a half-game behind first-place Temple in the conference standings. The Owls hold the tiebreaker.

Darien Brothers had 19 points for the Spiders (13-14, 4-8), who won the A-10 title and advanced to the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 a year ago.

Richmond was within 44-41 with five minutes remaining. But Mitchell hit two 3-pointers and made two free throws to fuel a 13-2 run over a 2:41 stretch that enabled Saint Louis to pull away.

The Billikens had a 38-24 rebounding advantage, outscored the Spiders 30-24 in the paint and had an 11-3 edge in second-chance points.

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 Richmond
Darien Brothers Darien Brothers
7-13,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Saint Louis
Cody Ellis Cody Ellis
6-11,  14 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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