Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/5/13
It's been 42 seasons since Saint Louis last earned a share of a conference title. The No. 16 Billikens can clinch at least a piece of the Atlantic 10 crown with a 12th straight victory Wednesday night at similarly defensive-minded Xavier. Saint Louis (23-5, 12-2) leads No 21 Virginia Commonwealth by one game and can also gain the top seed in the conference tournament with a victory Wednesday. This is its longest win streak since a 14-game run in 1993-94. The Billikens last earned at least a share of a league title when they tied for first in the Missouri Valley Conference in 1970-71. "It's an exciting time in college basketball, and we're in the midst of that in terms of playing for a lot of things," interim coach Jim Crews said. Saint Louis is limiting opponents to a conference-low 57.9 points per game, with Xavier (16-12, 8-6) second in that department at 62.3. The Musketeers have the Atlantic 10's best mark in defensive field-goal percentage at 40.8. "We've got a really goo...
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