French double-doubles, Bess scores 20 in SLU’s 83-55 win over Appalachian State
Tramaine Isabell Jr. added 13 points, six assists and five rebounds for the Billikens (9-4). Bess was 8 of 13 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds.
A 3-pointer by Isabell gave Saint Louis a 20-point lead, 65-45, with 7:04 left in the game. The Mountaineers closed to within 65-51 with 5:31 left but the Billikens scored the next 11 points to leave no doubt. Saint Louis outscored the Mountaineers 49-27 in the second half.
Saint Louis shot 47 percent overall compared to 32 percent for Appalachian State. Neither team shot well from distance, with Saint Louis making just 6 of 22 3-pointers and Appalachian State going 4 for 22.