ST. LOUIS — Reggie Agbeko had 18 points and 14 rebounds and Davell Roby added 17 points to lead Saint Louis to a rugged 88-76 win over Southern Utah on Monday night, giving Travis Ford his first victory as coach of the Billikens.
The game featured 64 fouls and 91 free throws. The Thunderbirds had 34 fouls and four players fouled out.
Saint Louis (1-1) closed the first half with an 8-3 surge to lead 37-32 and led by double figures for the final 15 minutes. The Billikens shot 58 percent (15 of 26) in the second half, while the Thunderbirds were held to 30 percent for the game.
Agbeko, who had his second straight double-double, was 8 of 11 from the line while Roby was 10 of 13. Saint Louis was 31 of 45.
Randy Onwuasor had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Southern Utah and Jacob Calloway had 19 points. They went 16 of 19 from the line and the team finished 33 of 36.