Saint Louis Dominates Texas Southern

The Saint Louis Billikens (12-1) won their sixth straight game in convincing fashion over Texas Southern (1-10) on Tuesday night at Chaifetz Arena.

St. Louis – After seven minutes of play, Saint Louis led just 13-9. In the next seven minutes, SLU outscored Texas Southern 17-1 and won 71-39 to improve to 12-1 on the season.

Over eight minutes without a field goal plagued the visiting Tigers, who moved to 1-10 on the season with the loss.

The Billikens defense forced the TSU into 13 turnovers in the first half as SLU pushed their lead to 41-19 after 20 minutes.

Brian Conklin, who leads the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage, was 5-for-7 in the first half and paced the Billikens with 15 points in the game.

After shooting nearly 60 percent in the first half, the Billikens continued to push the gas down. Kwamain Mitchell and Rob Loe produced solid offensive efforts, combining to score 18 points in limited minutes.

TSU may have played their best seven minute spurt of the season to begin the game, but couldn't get anything on either end of the court. Despite trailing by 22 at the break, the Tigers couldn't cut it much closer, shooting just [] percent in the second half. The lone bright spot for TSU was that they came into the game 313th in the nation in rebounding, yet managed to stay nearly equal with the Bills on the glass.

Texas Southern scored the first bucket of the second half, and didn't score a field goal again until 9:22 remaining, marking a 10:23 scoring drought.

Once SLU extended its lead to over 30 points, the reserves saw a lion's share of the second half minutes.

The Billikens now turn their attention to New Mexico, who they play on Dec. 31. The Lobos are led by Drew Gordon.

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