Saint Louis 76, Charlotte 58
ST. LOUIS (AP)
Pierria Henry led the 49ers (18-7, 6-5) with 15 points, and Willie Clayton had 14 points and eight rebounds. Charlotte was coming off a 71-67 victory at No. 10 Butler on Wednesday.
The 49ers stayed close through most of the first half, but the Billikens closed on a 10-2 run to lead 37-28 at halftime. Charlotte could pull no closer than five points down in the second half.
Saint Louis stayed a half-game behind VCU, which beat George Washington 84-57, for the conference lead. The teams play at Saint Louis on Tuesday.