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No. 12 Saint Louis wins 17th in a row, holds off VCU 64-62

  • CORRECTS DATE - Saint Louis' Jordair Jett (5) tries to pass around the defense of VCU's Briante Weber (2) and Rob Brandenberg (11) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    CORRECTS DATE - Saint Louis' Jordair Jett (5) tries to pass around the defense of VCU's Briante Weber (2) and Rob Brandenberg (11) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS DATE - VCU's Terrance Shannon (4) puts up a shot as Saint Louis' Rob Loe (51) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    CORRECTS DATE - VCU's Terrance Shannon (4) puts up a shot as Saint Louis' Rob Loe (51) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

  • VCU head coach Shaka Smart calls to his payers in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Louis, Saturday,  Feb. 15, 2014, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

    VCU head coach Shaka Smart calls to his payers in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Louis, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)  (The Associated Press)

Dwayne Evans had 21 points and 10 rebounds and No. 12 Saint Louis broke a late tie with seven straight points, beating VCU 64-62 for its 17th straight victory on Saturday.

The Billikens (23-2, 10-0 Atlantic 10) blew a 12-point second-lead before finally putting away VCU (20-6, 8-3) in a matchup of the Atlantic 10's top two teams. Jordair Jett and Rob Loe had 14 points apiece for Saint Louis, which beat VCU for a third straight time.

Mike McCall Jr. and Jordair Jett drove for layups and Rob Loe hit a 3-pointer with the shot clock winding down for a seven-point lead with 36 seconds to go. VCU cut the deficit to three before Loe hit the second of two free throws for a four-point gap with 8 seconds left.

Treveon Graham had 16 points and eight rebounds for VCU.