Top 25: First-place Billikens handle Butler again

2013-02-23T00:00:00Z Top 25: First-place Billikens handle Butler againThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 23, 2013 12:00 am  • 

INDIANAPOLIS - Mike McCall had 18 points and Kwamain Mitchell scored 10 of his 12 in the second half to help Saint Louis rally for a 65-61 victory over No. 15 Butler on Friday night.

Dwayne Evans added 17 points for the Billikens, who won for the fourth time this season against a Top 25 opponent - a school record - and earned their ninth victory in a row in Atlantic 10 play. The previous eight had all been by 10 points or more.

Saint Louis (21-5, 10-2) remains firmly in control in the conference, holding a one-game lead over No. 24 Virginia Commonwealth. The Billikens beat VCU 76-62 on Tuesday.

Kellen Dunham led Butler (22-6, 9-4) with 14 points, all in the first half. Rotnei Clarke and Roosevelt Jones each scored 13 for the Bulldogs, who went 9 of 25 from the floor in the second half.

Women

• No. 4 Stanford 90, Oregon State 53: In Stanford, Calif., Chiney Ogwumike had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Cardinal (25-2, 14-1), which stayed tied with California atop the Pac-12.

• No. 5 Duke 61, No. 19 Florida State 50: In Durham, N.C., Elizabeth Williams had 20 points and 13 rebounds to help the Blue Devils (25-1, 15-0) win.

• No. 6 California 77, Oregon 55: In Berkeley, Calif., Layshia Clarendon scored 14 points and Cal won its school-record 12th straight game.

Afure Jemerigbe added 13 points for the Bears (24-2, 14-1), who early on looked somewhat ragged offensively without starting point guard Brittany Boyd, who sat out with a strained groin.

• No. 16 North Carolina 72, Virginia Tech 50: In Blacksburg, Va., Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 17 points as North Carolina (24-4, 12-3) clinched a first-round bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

• No. 20 Colorado 59, Washington St. 45: In Boulder, Colo., Arielle Roberson had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Buffaloes.

Chucky Jeffery had 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists while Jen Reese scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Buffaloes (21-5, 10-5), who have won six in a row.

• Utah 60, Washington 46: In Salt Lake City, Michelle Plouffe had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Utes (15-11, 6-9) in their upset win.

Jazmine Davis had 22 points to lead Washington (19-7, 11-4).

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