Recap: Saint Louis 70, Saint Joseph's 53
No. 19 Saint Louis 70, Saint Joseph's 53: Dwayne Evans scored 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the host Billikens to their 10th straight win.The Billikens (22-5, 11-2 A-10) trailed 2-0 but scored the next six points and never trailed again. They led just 29-27 at the break but opened the second half on an 8-0 run and the Hawks (15-11, 6-7) never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.Jordair Jett's layup midway through the second half gave Saint Louis a commanding 50-32 lead and it eventually led by as many as 20 in the final minutes. The Billikens have not lost since dropping an overtime game to Rhode Island on Jan. 2 and are 16-2 at home.Saint Joseph's, which has lost the last seven games in the series, was led by Ronald Roberts Jr. with 25 points. Roberts was 8-for-10 from the floor but the rest of the Hawk starters shot just 6-for-31 from the field as St. Joseph's fell into 10th place in the conference standings.Rob Loe added 11 points for the Billikens and Mike McCall had 10 as Saint Louis moved a full game ahead of Virginia Commonwealth for the A-10 lead.GAME NOTEBOOK: Billikens G Kwamain Mitchell left the game with an apparent wrist injury but returned later. ...St. Joseph's is 1-4 against ranked teams this season. ...Saint Louis won the rebounding battle 41-29.
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