Recap: Saint Louis 57, Vanderbilt 49
Saint Louis 57, Vanderbilt 49: Jordair Jett scored a season-high 17 points and distributed eight assists as the visiting Billikens clamped down over the final eight minutes of the non-conference game.Dwayne Evans added nine points, nine rebounds and four steals and Mike McCall Jr. also scored nine for Saint Louis (12-2), which improved to 4-0 on the road this season. Austin McBroom led the reserves with six points and Grandy Glaze grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds off the bench for the Billikens.Damian Jones scored 12 points for Vanderbilt (7-4), but was the only player in double figures. Eric McClellan had nine points and three steals, James Siakam finished with seven points and four steals and Kyle Fuller contributed four points and eight assists off the bench for the Commodores.Vanderbilt was able to reestablish a five-point lead five times in the second half before Saint Louis scored six straight points to retake the lead at 41-40 with just under seven minutes remaining. Rod Odom gave Vanderbilt its last five-point lead with a basket with 8:02 left, but the Commodores didn't make another field goal until 15 seconds remained and by then they were down by nine points.The game got off to a slow start as neither team scored in the first three minutes, but the Commodores finally got hot and sank five straight shots in an 11-2 burst that gave them a 27-19 lead with just over two minutes remaining in the half. Vanderbilt didn't score in the final two minutes of the half and went without a field goal the first 4 1/2 minutes of the second, allowing the Billikens to briefly make it a one-possession game.GAME NOTEBOOK: Saint Louis, which was 1-15 in non-conference road games from the start of 2007-08 through last season, won its first four non-conference road games this season for the first time since 1993-94. … The Billikens came in fourth in the nation in scoring defense at 58.4 points … Evans, who came in averaging a team-high 15.9 points, combining for 46 in the last two games, scored seven of his nine points in the final 11 minutes.