College Basketball: St. Louis knocks off 15th-ranked Butler

Posted: February 24, 2013

Mike McCall had 18 points, and Kwamain Mitchell scored 10 of his 12 in the second half to help St. Louis rally for a 65-61 victory over No. 15 Butler (22-6, 9-4 Atlantic Ten) on Friday night.

Dwayne Evans added 17 points for the Billikens (21-5, 10-2 A-10), 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 A-10 play. The previous eight had all been by 10 points or more.

St. Louis remains firmly in control in the conference, holding a one-game lead over No. 24 Virginia Commonwealth.

Women

Penn 67, Cornell 40 - The Quakers improved their winning streak to four with a 67-40 win over the Big Red at the Palestra. With their first season sweep of Cornell since 2009, the Quakers (13-9, 6-2 Ivy) matched last season's overall and Ivy win totals. Penn's 27-point win over the Big Red was its largest since defeating Cornell, 74-26, in 1981.

Elsewhere: Finishing on a 12-0 run, Swarthmore advanced to the Centennial Conference championship game with a 62-56 victory over Muhlenberg in Gettysburg. The Garnet will face Gettysburg for the title Saturday night.

A Staley trophy

Dawn Staley, the former Temple women's basketball coach and Dobbins High School star who coaches South Carolina, will have an award named after her, the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia announced Thursday. The club, which was created in 2008 to recognize Public League athletes, will select the nation's best Division I women's guard in April during Final Four weekend and present her with the first annual Dawn Staley Award.

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