ST. LOUIS -- Jordair Jett scored 17 points and Mike McCall Jr. added 14 to lead Saint Louis to a 73-51 victory against Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.
The Billikens (6-3), who won their third straight, shot 58.6 percent (17 of 29) from the floor in the first half en route to a 45-28 lead at the break.
Myles Taylor scored 20 points for the Skyhawks (3-8).
Mike Liabo's 3-pointer with 3:34 remaining in the first half made the score 35-25 and put UT-Martin in position to be within striking distance at the break. But as the Skyhawks turned the ball over on their next three possessions, Jake Barnett hit a 3-pointer and John Manning had a three-point play to highlight eight consecutive points by Saint Louis.
The Billikens enjoyed a 39-32 rebounding advantage and outscored UT-Martin 40-16 in the paint.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.
Northwestern has never made the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats' upward trajectory suggests 2016-17 could finally be the season it happens.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, and Tyler Dorsey will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, sources told ESPN.
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