ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ian Vouyoukas had 20 points and 11 rebounds,
leading a second-half surge that helped Saint Louis beat Kennesaw
State 74-60 on Saturday.
Saint Louis scored a season-low 19 points in the first half on
27 percent shooting. The Billikens (5-4) hit at a 64 percent clip
the rest of the way to put away Kennesaw State (4-5), a first-year
Division I program.
Ronell Wooten scored 23 points for Kennesaw State, going
6-for-11 from 3-point range. Andre Morgan and Golden Ingle each
added 14 points for the losers, who also shot 64 percent in the
second half but were outrebounded 42-20 overall.
Ingle, who had seven assists, is the Owls' leading scorer with a
Vouyoukas has had three double-doubles this season and this was
his first in four games. He finished strong after going into
halftime with four points and four rebounds.
Vouyoukas ended a 12-0 run with a dunk that turned a tie game
into a 31-19 lead for Saint Louis with 16:29 to go. Kennesaw State,
which kept the game close in a poor-shooting first half, came
within 7 points after three 3-pointers by Ingle in a span of 40
seconds cut the gap to 60-53 with 4:25 to go.
Saint Louis answered with nine straight points for a 69-53 lead
with 2:07 to go. Dwayne Polk got the last two baskets in the run,
including a 3-pointer that snapped his 2-for-24 slump from long
Saint Louis shot 27.6 percent in the first half, settling for a
19-16 lead. Kennesaw State shot even worse at 21.7 percent,
including 1-for-8 by Ingle.