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Top 25: No. 19 St. Louis handles George Washington

Published March 2, 2013 4:21 pm

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Washington • Dwayne Evans scored 22 points and Kwamain Mitchell added 18 and No. 18 Saint Louis won its 11th straight game, holding off George Washington 66-58 on Saturday.

With two games remaining in the regular season, Saint Louis (23-5, 12-2 Atlantic 10) holds a one-game lead over Virginia Commonwealth (23-6, 11-3), which routed No. 20 Butler 84-52 on Saturday.

Reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Kevin Larsen led George Washington with 14 points. The Colonials (12-15, 6-8) have lost three straight and five of six.

The Colonials led by three with just over 7 minutes left when the Billikens put together a 10-0 run. Evans hit two free throws and then converted a layup when Mitchell's 3-point attempts came up short. Rob Loe, Evans and Mitchell all made two free throws on consecutive possessions to put Saint Louis up 55-48 with 4:20 left.

George Washington got no closer than five points the rest of the way.