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in camera talk Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:11 am
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- At least one No. 5 stayed alive. Saint Louis, seeded fifth in the Midwest Region, worked five extra minutes Thursday night to avoid joining fellow No. 5s Cincinnati and Oklahoma in falling to 12th seeds in the NCAA tournament. The Billikens advanced by wiping out a late double-digit deficit and beating North Carolina State 83-80 in overtime. Rob Loe led the way with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Atlantic-10 Conference player of the year Jordair Jett overcame a slow start to score 18, doing most of his damage while Saint Louis (27-6) was escaping a 59-45 hole over the last five minutes of regulation. "We didnt want to end on that kind of note. We didnt want to bow out of the tournament this early," Loe said. "Were here to win, and were here to put our mark on basketball." With better free throw shooting, Saint Louis would have won without having to work overtime against a team playing its second game in three nights. No. 12 seed NC State (22-14) beat Xavier in an opening round game in Dayton, Ohio, and fatigue could have been a factor in the Wolfpack collapsing late and missing 17 attempts from the foul line. "Its heartbreaking. ... Obviously were going to always feel like we let one slip away," NC State coach Mark Gottfried said. " Its hard to explain. Were a good foul shooting team." T.J. Warren scored 28 points for NC State, but the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year made just six of his 14 free throw attempts. He missed one that could have tied it in the final minute of OT. Warren fouled out with 27.9 seconds remaining, leaving Ralston Turner to try to rescue the Wolfpack with a desperation 3-point attempt that clanked off the rim as time expired. Saint Louis, which starts five seniors, moves on to play either fourth-seeded Louisville or No. 13 Manhattan Saturday. The Billikens did it despite trailing by as many as 16 and going 12 of 26 from the foul line. "They got us out of our game ... both defensively and offensively," Saint Louis coach Jim Crews said. "Early in the game Rob hit a couple threes to get us off to a good start, but we started settling for jump shots I thought maybe the first eight minutes of the game, and then we just werent getting back (defensively)." Warren scored at least 20 for the 19th consecutive game. Turner, who finished with 16, hit a jumper and three free throws during a 19-7 spurt that helped the Wolfpack open their biggest lead. Saint Louis whittled away at its deficit, eventually tying the game at 70 on Jetts driving layup with 18.8 seconds remaining. It went to overtime when point guard Tyler Lewis was unable to get the ball to Warren and missed an open 17-foot jumper at the buzzer. Saint Louis played its best basketball of the season during a 19-game winning streak, however the Billikens stumbled down the stretch and had lost four of five. North Carolina State, by contrast, surged late to earn a spot in the NCAA field. The Billikens won their opening game in the tournament each of the past two seasons before losing matchups against Michigan State in 2012 and Oregon a year ago. "We missed a ton of free throws tonight, and we missed some other opportunities both defensively and offensively, but I thought during the process it was pretty good," Crews said. "We were getting what we wanted to get, but we werent cashing in on it. I cant salute these guys enough in terms of how they just stayed with it." Nike Air Max Womens Sale 90 . PETERSBURG, Fla. Nike Air Max Womens Sale White .Y. -- The Buffalo Bills have fired receivers coach Ike Hilliard. http://www.nikeairmaxwomenssale.com/. -- Steven Stamkos scored his first goal since returning from a major injury, Ryan Callahan had his first goal with Tampa Bay, and the Lightning beat the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Thursday night. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Gold .com) - The Eastern Conferences best team takes on one of its worst Tuesday night when the Atlanta Hawks pay a visit to the Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Yellow . - Houston defensive end J.The Winnipeg Jets are in St. Paul, Minnesota for a 7pm ct face off tonight against the Wild. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the radio broadcast on TSN 1290, while Dennis Beyak and Brian Engblom will call the action on TSN Jets. Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal for the Jets, who have a 2-1 record, after playing their first three games of the regular season schedule against Pacific Division opponents. Head coach Claude Noel decided to hold an optional pre-game skate this morning so tonights roster is unknown. However, based on who was off the ice earlier than others, its my expectation Matt Halischuk will make his Jets debut tonight. Halischuk has 157 games of NHL experience over the past five seasons with New Jersey and Nashville. In those games, he has 54 points (25 goals and 29 assists). Toby Enstrom (four assists) and Bryan Little (two goals and one assist) are on three-game point streaks. Captain Andrrew Ladd has two goals and one assist in his last two games.dddddddddddd Tonight is the first of five regular season games between Winnipeg and Minnesota. The Wild have a 0-1-2 record. Josh Harding will start in goal due to a knee injury sustained by starting goaltender Niklas Backstrom Tuesday night in Nashville. Backstrom is listed as day-to-day and in his absence, Minnesota recalled Darcy Kuemper from the AHLs Iowa Wild to serve as Hardings backup. Zach Parise has scored three goals in his last two games. In 24 career games against Atlanta/Winnipeg, Parise has scored 12 goals and has 11 assists. Ryan Suter is averaging the most minutes played of all NHL players at 29:02. Minnesota has the fourth best power play in the NHL at 38.5 per cent. Following tonights game, the Jets return home to host the Dallas Stars, 7pm ct tomorrow night (TSN 1290, TSN Jets) at MTS Centre. ' ' '

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