SLU Trounces NC A&T, 79-57

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- It didn't figure to be much of a game, but Saint Louis University made easy work of North Carolina A&T on Saturday evening at Chaifetz Arena.

The Billikens did exactly as expected, dominating the Aggies in nearly every facet of the game.

Once again, Dwayne Evans was the story of the evening. He scored 22 points and ripped down 13 rebounds to pace SLU.

His impact allowed Mike McCall Jr. and Austin McBroom to get open looks and in turn, score buckets.

"Austin and Grandy really gave us a good lift," SLU head coach Jim Crews said. "I thought our guys did a good job of not overanalyzing things and staying with the flow."

After transferring from Central Michigan and having to watch from the sidelines this year, McBroom seems to be finding his stride.

"Sitting out is never easy," he said. "It's a process with it, but he's been playing well here lately."

With the trio of Evans, McCall Jr., and McBroom in rhythm, it gave the Bills a lot of different angles to attack the NC A&T defense.

"You have to be able to have an inside presence, be able to drive the ball, and then be able to shoot the ball," Crews said.

At 11-2, SLU now heads on the road to play Vanderbilt on Dec. 30. A couple of strong recent showings have given them reason for confidence.

"These last two games have been the best basketball we've played as a team," McBroom said.

"We play off each other," he said. "Guys are going to have open shots if we run our offense right."


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