Found March 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Kwamain Mitchell looked pretty lucky when he banked in a 3-pointer to end the first half. Turns out, he had plenty more in store. Mitchell scored 22 points, including three big 3-pointers, and Saint Louis rode its gritty defense to a 61-54 victory over Memphis on Friday night in a West Regional second-round game. Mitchell closed the first half by banking in a 3, then nailed two others to help the ninth-seeded Billikens (26-7) overturn an eight-point deficit in the second half. They advanced to play the winner of LIU Brooklyn and top-seeded Michigan State on Sunday. Brian Conklin added 16 points, including five free throws in the final minute to salt the game away. Will Barton had 16 points for the eighth-seeded Tigers (26-9), who had won 20 of their last 23 games. The Billikens, making their seventh appearance in the NCAA tournament but first since 2000, have a team built around defense under coach Rick Majerus. They came in having held 10 opponents to 5...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Mitchell leads Saint Louis past Memphis 61-54

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Kwamain Mitchell scored 22 points, including three big 3-pointers, and Saint Louis rode its gritty defense to a 61-54 victory over Memphis on Friday night in a West Regional second-round game. Mitchell closed the first half by banking in a 3, then nailed two others to help the ninth-seeded Billikens (26-7) overturn an eight-point second-half deficit. They...

Preview: SLU takes on Memphis

The Memphis Tigers and Saint Louis Billikens could not be more opposite. Saint Louis embarks on its seventh trip to the NCAA tournament with the last visit coming in 2000. Memphis has made eight appearances to the Big Dance since 2003 and will be attending for the 24th time. Meanwhile, Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus is a future Hall of Famer with 516 career wins. Memphis coach...

Memphis player cries in post game interview after loss

Memphis guard Will Barton cried in his post game presser after losing to St. Louis yesterday. He said he wishes he could have done more for his team and put the loss on his back. So far there have been plenty of upsets in this tournament and it looks like there will be plenty more.H/T College Football Section

Billikens get rare tourney win

Kwamain Mitchell scored 22 points, including three big 3-pointers, and Saint Louis rode its gritty defense to a 61-54 victory over Memphis on Friday night in a West Regional second-round game. Mitchell closed the first half by banking in a 3, then nailed two others to help the ninth-seeded Billikens (26-7) overturn an eight-point second-half deficit. They'll move on to play...
Tigers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.