ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. -- Dwayne Evans scored 18 points and Saint Louis played solid defense to defeat St. Bonaventure 67-57 in an Atlantic 10 Conference game Saturday.
The Billikens (14-5, 3-2) came in as the league's top defense, holding opponents to 57.9 points per game, and limited the Bonnies (9-10, 2-4), who had averaged 72.1 points, to 36.2 percent shooting (17 of 47), including 2 of 16 on 3-pointers.
Saint Louis scored 27 points off 19 St. Bonaventure turnovers to the Bonnies' 16 points on 13 turnovers, and the Billikens had a 16-2 edge in fast-break points. Cody Ellis had four steals to go with 10 points for Saint Louis.
Evans scored on a dunk and a 3-pointer as the Billikens scored the game's first seven points. St. Bonaventure got back to within 9-7 before a 10-0 run by Saint Louis.
Demitrius Conger led the Bonnies with 15 points.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.