No. 16 Saint Louis vs. La Salle final score: Billikens rout Explorers, 78-54

Michael Hickey

St. Louis used a dominant second half to clinch at least a share of the Atlantic 10 regular-season title with a win over La Salle on Saturday.

The St. Louis Billikens captured at least a share of the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season championship with a 78-54 victory over the La Salle Explorers on Saturday.

Dwayne Evans scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for the Billikens, who outscored La Salle in the second half, 47-25, after a competitive first half.

The Explorers led for the majority of the opening half and trailed by just two at halftime, but St. Louis used an 11-4 run just before the midway point of the second half to take a double-digit lead. A 16-1 stretch by the Billikens to close out the game kick-started the celebration at Chaifetz Arena.

St. Louis, La Salle and the rest of the A-10 will begin conference tournament play on Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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