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Saint Louis beats Charlotte 72-55 in A-10 quarters

Friday - 3/15/2013, 7:38pm  ET

CORRECTS BYLINE - Saint Louis' Rob Loe (51) and Cody Ellis (24) block Chris Braswell during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic 10 Conference, Friday, March 15, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

RACHEL COHEN
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- The only thing that kept Dwayne Evans from scoring was foul trouble.

The Saint Louis forward had a career-high 25 points on near-perfect shooting to lead top-seeded Saint Louis to a 72-55 win over Charlotte in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday.

"He scores almost every time down or he gets fouled," guard Mike McCall said.

The 16th-ranked Billikens (25-6) pulled away early and ensured the 49ers would not be making any crazy comebacks this time, forcing 20 turnovers and turning them into 21 points.

A day earlier, ninth-seeded Charlotte (21-11) shocked Richmond 68-63 by hitting eight free throws in the final five seconds after the Spiders were called for three technical fouls.

Evans made his first seven field goal attempts before finally missing on one of his easiest chances of the day, a putback that bounced off the rim with just over 7
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