The Michigan State Spartans now know who their next opponent will be in the 2012 NCAA tournament if they get past LIU Brooklyn on Friday night. The Saint Louis Billikens took care of business in the 8/9 game against the Memphis Tigers to move on with a 61-54 win.
The Billikens got 22 points from Kwamain Mitchell and 16 from Brian Conklin as they broke out of a 23-23 halftime tie to move on to the next round. Memphis had 16 from Will Barton but shot only 38.9% on the night. Barton was the only player in double figures for the Tigers.
St. Louis is now 26-7 on the season.
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