Saint Louis 71, Texas Southern 39

Brian Conklin scored 15 points and Saint Louis coasted past

Texas Southern 71-39 on Tuesday night.

Mike McCall Jr. was the only other player in double figures for

either team, scoring 10 points for the Billikens (12-1). But five

other Saint Louis players had at least six points.

Saint Louis never trailed and shot 59 percent from the field in

the opening 20 minutes to build a 41-19 halftime lead. They cooled

off to 36 percent after the break and finished at 48 percent, but

still increased their lead to as many as 37 points.

Omar Strong was the leading scorer for Texas Southern (1-10)

with nine points. The Tigers made 31 percent of their shots from

the field and only 7 of 17 free-throw tries, or 41 percent.