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.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.