Photos: SLU takes down New Mexico State

Photos: SLU takes down New Mexico State

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SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 21: Dwayne Evans #21 of the Saint Louis Billikens drives against Bandja Sy #10 of the New Mexico State Aggies in the first half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at HP Pavilion on March 21, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Posted on March 21, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 21 at 2:30 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. -  Dwayne Evans scored 24 points, Cody Ellis added 12 points and fourth-seeded Saint Louis overwhelmed New Mexico State 64-44 in the second round of the NCAA tournament Thursday.

Playing through the death of Rick Majerus in December, Saint Louis reached another mark for its late coach. The Billikens (28-6) eclipsed the 1988-89 team's school record of 27 victories.

Evans shot 11 of 16 and finished a point shy of his career best to propel Saint Louis past 7-foot-5 New Mexico State freshman Sim Bhullar. The Billikens held Bhullar to four points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.

Bandja Sy had 17 points and nine rebounds for the 13th-seeded Aggies (24-11), who shot just 28 percent.

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