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Fri, Nov 25, 2011 - 2:30 PM ET
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Saint Louis 80, Villanova 68

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP)

Jordair Jett scored 19 points, and Saint Louis used its long-range shooting to beat Villanova 80-68 Friday in the semifinals of the 76 Classic.

Saint Louis hit 14 of 27 3-pointers. Kyle Cassity made four 3s and Cody Ellis had three.

The Billikens (5-0) advanced to the tournament's championship game and will play the winner of Oklahoma-Santa Clara on Sunday.

Maalik Wayns' career-high 29 points led Villanova (4-1), and James Bell added 16 points.

The Billikens trailed by 10 points in the first half before hitting six 3-pointers as part of a 20-2 run that resulted in an eight-point lead. Saint Louis had nine 3-pointers, and only five two-point baskets, in the opening half to lead 38-34 at halftime.

Brian Conklin's layup gave the Billikens their largest lead at 58-44 with 12:05 to play.

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