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.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.