A-10 basketball tournament 2013 results and bracket: St. Louis downs VCU for title

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Saint Louis topped VCU to win the Atlantic 10 tournament and claim the conference's automatic NCAA bid.

The Saint Louis Billikens knocked off the VCU Rams, 62-56, to win the Atlantic 10 tournament and punch their ticket to the Big Dance.

Saint Louis jumped out to a fast 11-2 start and had a halftime lead of 29-21. VCU would attempt a comeback, getting as close as one point with 6:56 minutes left, but the Billikens pulled away after that. VCU never held a single lead in the second half. They had trouble finding the bucket all day, shooting just 33.9 percent from the field while the Billikens made 45 percent of their shots.

Kwamain Mitchell led Saint Louis with 19 points and Dwayne Evans wan't far behind with 16, including 8 of 11 free throws to ice the game late. Treveon Graham had a double-double for VCU (20 points, 12 rebounds) and Juvonte Reddic chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds.

With the win, the Billikens seem headed towards a No. 4 seed in next week's tournament. VCU is likely looking at a seeding somewhere in the 6-8 range.

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