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Kent St. 81, Saint Louis 40

KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Chris Singletary scored 16 points and Mike McKee had 12 points -- including seven during a 14-0 spurt in the game's first few minutes -- as Kent State cruised past Saint Louis 81-40 Wednesday night.

Saint Louis' Barry Eberhardt scored the game's first points, a jumper 53 seconds into the match. But McKee responded with a layup and a 3-pointer to start the 14-point run for the Golden Flashes (5-2), and the rout was on.

Kent State led 42-15 at halftime, and only Kevin Lisch, with six points, could manage more than two points in the first half for Saint Louis (6-2).

Haminn Quaintance and Al Fisher scored 11 each for Kent State. Lisch and Paul Eckerle both had eight points for the Billikens.

Kent State shot 58.3 percent for the game, while Saint Louis shot 31.1 percent.