Evans finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds and Ellis made 6 of 12 shots, all from 3-point range, in 26 minutes of action. Jordair Jett added 14 points and Grandy Glaze chipped in 10 for Saint Louis, which led wire to wire.
Thomas' layup 2 minutes into the second half trimmed the deficit to five, 44-39, but Saint Louis used a 9-3 run to pull away. The Rams never got any closer than five.
Saint Louis (17-5, 6-2) outscored Fordham 44-32 in the paint and turned 12 Ram turnovers into 17 points. The Billikens dished out a season-high 20 assists with just five turnovers.
Michigan State-Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge will pit two of the best recruiting classes in the nation. Here's a look at the all the games.
The ACC/Big Ten Challenge will be highlighted by Duke hosting Michigan State, and North Carolina visiting Indiana.
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