ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Brian Conklin scored 18 points to lead Saint Louis to a 62-51 win over Boston College in the opener of the 76 Classic on Thursday.
Conklin had 16 points on 6 of 8 shooting in the second half, while Kwamain Mitchell scored 16 points for the Billikens (4-0).
Saint Louis led 29-23 at halftime. Boston College got to 33-28 on a Humphrey 3-pointer two minutes into the second half. Mitchell and Kyle Cassity then connected on 3-pointers to spark a 12-2 run that resulted in a 45-30 lead.
The Billikens forced 16 turnovers, leading to 16 points.