St. Louis • No matter how flawless a win appears, coaches always seem to have something to quibble about. Not so much this time.
"It's never perfect, but that was fun to watch," interim coach Jim Crews said after No. 16 Saint Louis trounced La Salle in the second half and clinched a share of the Atlantic 10 title with a 78-54 victory Saturday. "Really, they kept getting better and better, and that's unusual. That's very unusual."
Dwayne Evans had 16 points and 17 rebounds for Saint Louis, which led by just two points at halftime then made 17 of 20 shots. Kwamain Mitchell had 19 points and six assists on senior day to help the Billikens (24-6, 13-3 A-10) win their first conference title since 1970-71 in the Missouri Valley and clinch the top seed in the A-10 tournament next week in Brooklyn, N.Y.