Stbonnies 27 33 60
Stlouis 28 38 66
Date of game: 1/15/2014

Recap: Saint Louis vs. St Bonaventure

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Dwayne Evans scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting to help lift No. 24 Saint Louis to its 10th straight win, a 66-60 decision over St. Bonaventure.

Jordair Jett, the reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, added 15 points and matched Evans with six rebounds in the Billikens' first game as a ranked team this season.

Rob Loe totaled 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks for Saint Louis (16-2, 3-0 A-10).

Matthew Wright had 17 points to lead St. Bonaventure (11-6, 1-2), which has dropped back-to-back games for the first time during the 2013-14 campaign.

The Bonnies put a scare into then-No. 19 Massachusetts on Saturday before blowing a 13-point lead in the second half in a 73-68 loss. Still seeking to knock off a ranked team for the first time since 2000, went up 47-45 on Jordan Gathers' 3-pointer with 10:11 to go.

Falling behind seemed to invigorate the Billikens, who took back control with a 12-1 run over the next three minutes. Mike Crawford knocked down a pair of threes during the surge that gave Saint Louis a 57-48 lead.

St. Bonaventure got no closer than five the rest of the way.

"I knew it would be just a knockdown, drag-out, possession game with not much rhythm to the game," said Saint Louis head coach Jim Crews.

The Billikens were held to 32.4 percent shooting in the first half, but still led 28-27 at the break. They almost doubled their percentage in the second half, making 63.2 percent of their shots, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc after an 0-for-7 showing in the opening 20 minutes.

Game Notes

Saint Louis last opened 3-0 in league play during the 1989-90 season as a member of the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now known as the Horizon League) ... The Bonnies have lost 24 in a row to ranked opponents since a 57-56 win over then-No. 20 Temple on Jan. 15, 2000 ... Dion Wright had 16 points, five rebounds and three steals for St. Bonaventure, which was outrebounded 45-32.

Two Payton Award winners on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Walter Payton Award winners Archie Amerson and Michael Payton are among the FCS players eligible for induction into the 2015 class of the College Football Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: NASCAR's elite eight move on

The Eliminator Round in the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins this weekend at Martinsville Speedway, with the playoff field now trimmed to eight drivers.

Polian, Wolf named Pro Football HOF finalists

Former NFL general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class under the newly-created contributors category.

Grizzlies release F Clark

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived veteran forward Earl Clark and center Hassan Whiteside, the team announced Wednesday.

Wild, Coyle agree to 5-year extension

The Minnesota Wild moved to lock up another of their young core on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with center Charlie Coyle on a five-year contract extension.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.