ST. LOUIS -- Kwamain Mitchell hit a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points to lead Saint Louis over Saint Joseph's 73-71 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Lisch added 15 for points the Billikens (16-10, 7-5 Atlantic 10), who won for the fifth time in six games and sent Saint Joseph's (14-11, 7-4) to a third straight loss.
The Hawks' Ahmad Nivins recorded a conference-leading 17th double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds, despite being held scoreless for the final 9:56 of the game.
Saint Louis used a 7-2 run early in the second half to take the lead for good at 53-48.
Mitchell's final 3-pointer put the Billikens up 68-64 with 1:10 left.
A 3-pointer by Garrett Williamson brought the Hawks within 72-71 with 2.3 seconds remaining, but Lisch sank a free throw and Nivins' desperation shot from 30 feet at the buzzer fell short.