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Butler loses to Saint Louis 67-56 in A-10 semis

Saturday - 3/16/2013, 8:55pm  ET

Saint Louis' Cody Ellis (24) high-fives Dwayne Evans after scoring during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Butler in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament, Saturday, March 16, 2013, in New York. Saint Louis won 67-56. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Butler lost twice to Saint Louis this season with a few days' rest.

Playing their third game in three days at the Atlantic 10 tournament, the Bulldogs couldn't hang in against the physical Billikens in Saturday's 67-56 semifinal loss.

"The third game in three days against a team that physical that's going to steer you and be on you and ride you and bump your cuts -- you've got to have some stuff to you to do that for 40 minutes when you're fresh," coach Brad Stevens said. "You kind of saw the last 10 minutes they got better and we didn't play as well."

Butler was up 24-17 with 5
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