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Saint Louis Vs. Xavier: Billikens Look For Top A-10 Seed

The Billikens have precious few games left to surpass the Temple Owls, and on Tuesday, they will look to put space between themselves and the third place Muskateers.

The Saint Louis Billikens (22-6, 10-4) face the Xavier Musketeers (18-10, 9-5) Tuesday night as the top Atlantic 10 teams continue to jostle for the top seed in the conference.

The Billikens come into the game fresh from their upset loss to the Rhode Island Rams (6-23, 3-11) -- a crushing game which robbed the Billikens of a chance to catch the No. 1 seeded Temple Owls (22-6, 11-3) who also lost last weekend.

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The Musketeers, meanwhile, have alternately won and lost their last last seven games -- but played just well enough to sit at third place in the A-10 Conference with a 9-5 record.

Saint Louis boasts an impressive 6-1 record in the month of February, but may need to score more than typical 60 to 69 points on Tuesday if they hope to beat a hungry, high-scoring Xavier basketball team.

Gametime: 8:00 p.m. CST, Tuesday

Television: CBS Sports Network

Live Stats: online

For more on this matchup and the impending March Madness season, check out SB Nation's college hoops news hub or the Xavier blog Banners On The Parkway. Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more Billikens' recaps, preview and news updates.