ST. LOUIS -- Dwayne Evans scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Saint Louis won its fifth straight with a 79-57 victory over North Carolina A&T Saturday.
Evans made two free throws to give Saint Louis (11-2) a 10-8 lead, and the Billikens led the rest of the way. Evans hit another pair of free throws to stretch the lead to 50-30 with 16:13 remaining. Saint Louis never led by less than 17 points in the second half.
Evans was coming off a season-high 24 points Wednesday night against Indiana State.
Mike McCall Jr. hit two 3-pointers in a row and scored 13 points. He has 1,004 career points, and becomes the 29th Billiken to surpass 1,000.
Lamont Middleton made two free throws to pull North Carolina A&T (3-9) within 17 points, 59-42 with 9:11 remaining. Middleton was 8 of 11 from the line and scored 18 points to lead the Aggies.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|