ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dwayne Evans had 16 points and 17 rebounds and No. 16 Saint Louis hit 17 of its 20 shots in a pull-away second half, clinching a share of the Atlantic 10 title with a 78-54 victory over La Salle on Saturday.
Kwamain Mitchell had 19 points and six assists on Senior Day for Saint Louis (24-6, 13-3 A-10), which won its first conference title since 1970-71 in the Missouri Valley. Rob Loe matched his career best with 20 points, hitting all seven shots and the Billikens shot 58 percent overall, one game after shooting a season-worst 30 percent in an overtime loss at Xavier.
Saint Louis has won 12 of 13 and can take the title outright if VCU loses at Temple on Sunday.
Tyrone Garland had 15 points off the bench for La Salle (21-8, 11-5), which entered the day in second place after winning seven of eight and had been 2-0 in the Chaifetz Arena. Ramon Galloway, who leads the Explorers with a 17.8-point average, was just 3 for 12 and had eight points.
La Salle is second on...