Dwayne Evans was on fire, poured in 24 points and the Saint Louis University Billikens pounded New Mexico State by 20, 64-44. They face the Oregon Ducks next, big winners over Oklahoma State. The time of Saturday's showdown is not yet announced.
The Billikens have won 16 of the last 17 games, and are now becoming the darling of the entire field.
What a year for interim coach Jim Crews. He is one of four finalists for national coach of the year.
At least, the Billikens are champions of the state of New Mexico, having beaten both the New Mexico Lobos and the NMS Aggies this year.