Saint Louis escapes Texas-Pan American 75-69

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SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (AP) _ Mike Crawford scored 19 points _ including 8 of 10 from the line and Saint Louis made a late run to beat Texas-Pan American 75-69 on Wednesday.

Crawford made three 3-pointers, including one with 1:13 left to spark an 11-6 run from the Billikens to finish the game. The Broncs (5-5) trailed by one with 4:41 after Janari Joesaar’s three free-throws made it 64-63, but Crawford made a pair of free throws and then nailed the late 3-pointer and Saint Louis held on.

Saint Louis (7-4) raced out to a 19-6 lead through the first eight minutes of the first half, but UTPA drew within one with 4:35 to go. An 11-2 run to close the half by the Billikens _ punctuated by Crawford’s 3-pointer with 3 seconds left _ made it 36-26 at the break.

Joesaar paced UTPA with 26 points, including four 3-pointers.

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