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SLU beats Oral Roberts 72-55

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Saint Louis University Billikens Jordair Jett (5) goes for a layup as Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Drew Wilson defends in the first half at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on November 21, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT Saint Louis University Billikens Jordair Jett (5) goes for a layup as Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Drew Wilson defends in the first half at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on November 21, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
Saint Louis University Billikens Grandy Glaze runs into the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles defense as he tries to score in the first half at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on November 21, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT Saint Louis University Billikens Grandy Glaze runs into the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles defense as he tries to score in the first half at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on November 21, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT
Saint Louis University Billikens Rob Loe battles Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Korey Billbury for the basketball in the first half at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on November 21, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT Saint Louis University Billikens Rob Loe battles Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Korey Billbury for the basketball in the first half at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis on November 21, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt By BILL GREENBLATT

(AP) — Jordair Jett scored 15 points Thursday night and Saint Louis defeated Oral Roberts 72-55 in the first round of the Cancun Challenge to remain unbeaten.

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Saint Louis scored 17 points off 18 Oral Roberts (2-2) turnovers while giving up only six themselves. Mike McCall Jr. and Dwayne Evans each scored 11 points for the Billikens.

After trailing 31-28 at halftime, Saint Louis (4-0) got the hot hand, hitting 53 percent from the field in the second half and outscoring the Golden Eagles 44-24.

With the score tied at 44 and 11 minutes remaining, the Billikens ran away with the game, outscoring Oral Roberts 28-11 and capping the run with a 3-pointer by Mike Crawford just before the buzzer.

Shawn Glover led the Golden Eagles with 18 points while their leading scorer, Obi Emegano —averaging 26.3 points per game— was held to just six points.

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