SAN JOSE, Calif. (KSDK Sports) - No early exit for the #4 Saint Louis Billikens. Today, the Billikens won by 20, 64-44 over the New Mexico State Aggies in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at HP Pavilion.
Dwayne Evans scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half as Saint Louis pulled away late to take a 64-44 decision over New Mexico State on Thursday in NCAA Tournament second round action.
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Cody Ellis had 12 points and made 3-of-4 shots from behind the arc to go along with six rebounds for the fourth-seeded Billikens (28-6), who set a new school record for wins and advance to the third round for the second straight year, to face either Oklahoma State or Oregon.
Cory Remekun added 11 points and six boards, while Evans also pulled down six rebounds in the victory.
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Bandja Sy paced New Mexico State with 17 points and had nine rebounds for the 13th-seeded Aggies (24-11), who have lost their last seven NCAA Tournament games and haven't won in the tournament since 1993.
New Mexico State had won five straight coming in and was making its 20th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history. The Aggies earned a spot in the postseason after capturing their second straight WAC title.
Information from The Sports Network was used in this report.