Valpo 49
Stlouis 62
Date of game: 12/2/2012

Recap: Saint Louis vs. Valparaiso

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Just a day after the death of their head coach Rick Majerus, the Saint Louis Billikens returned to the court to claim a 62-49 win over the Valparaiso Crusaders at Chaifetz Arena.

Majerus left the team earlier in the season due to health concerns and he passed away on Saturday from a heart condition at the age of 64. Jim Crews has been serving as interim head coach.

Dwayne Evans led the way with 17 points for Saint Louis (4-3). Jordair Jett tallied 14 points, seven assists, and six rebounds, while Mike McCall, Jr. added 10 points.

For Valparaiso (5-2), Ryan Broekhoff, Kevin Van Wijk, and Matt Kenney scored 10 points apiece.

The Billikens shot 52.6 percent from the floor in the first half on its way to a 31-24 lead at intermission.

Saint Louis would not surrender its lead after halftime, and it led by as many as 16 points in the second half.

The Crusaders went just 15-of-46 from the field in the game (.326) and committed 18 turnovers.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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