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Jett helps Saint Louis slip past George Washington

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordair Jett had 16 points and No. 10 Saint Louis defeated George Washington, 66-59, on Saturday night.

Rob Loe tallied 12 points and nine rebounds, while star forward Dwayne Evans battled foul trouble and netted just four points on just 2-of-3 shooting for the Billikens (25-2, 12-0 A-10), who have won 19 in a row.

"These kids, they're resilient," SLU head coach Jim Crews said. "They can take a hit, and we took some hits, because they keep hitting and keep competing and made some big plays."

Joe McDonald provided 21 points and Kevin Larsen contributed 14 points and 11 boards for George Washington (20-7, 8-5), which has dropped three of its last four.

Saint Louis led by as many as 14 in the second half, but Patricio Garino netted seven points during a 14-2 GW surge, which Maurice Creek capped with a jumper to tie the game at 50-50 a little past the midway point of the frame.

The Billikens answered back with the next eight as Mike McCall's layup gave them a 58-50 cushion with 4:43 remaining.

Jake Barnett's triple less than two minutes later extended the margin to 62-52, but McDonald scored seven straight points and his trey cut the gap to 62-59 with 1:25 to go.

McDonald and Garino missed potential game-tying 3-pointers over the next two GW possessions and two Austin McBroom free throws with 20 seconds left sealed the outcome.

Saint Louis built a 39-27 advantage heading into the break.

Game Notes

Saint Louis shot 48 percent (24-of-50) from the floor, while GW finished 32.8 percent (20-of-61) from the field ... Creek had just five points on 2-of-12 shooting and 0-of-5 from beyond the arc.

02/23 00:48:36 ET

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Final
CAR 24
DET 7
Final
TOR 5
TAM 6
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DET 6
CLE 4
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NYM 0
WAS 3
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PIT 7
CHC 3
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PHI 4
MIA 5
 
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KAN 4
BOS 8
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MIL 9
CIN 2
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CWS 4
MIN 6
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STL 4
COL 1
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TEX 10
ATL 3
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ANA 1
HOU 6
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SFG 2
LOS 4
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SEA 0
OAK 4
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ARI 8
SDP 6
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BAL 1
NYY 1
 
Final
NYG 14
ARI 25
Final
CIN 24
ATL 10
Final
TEN 10
DAL 26
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CAR 24
DET 7
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WAS 41
JAC 10
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BUF 29
MIA 10
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MIN 7
NEP 30
Final
CLE 26
NOS 24
Final
SDC 30
SEA 21
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TAM 17
STL 19
Final
OAK 14
HOU 30
Final
DEN 24
KAN 17
Final
GBP 31
NYJ 24
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SFX 17
CHI 7