Billikens Top Western Ontario
Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics

London, Ontario - Saint Louis moved to 2-0 on its Canadian exhibition tour with a 88-59 victory against the University of Western Ontario Tuesday night at Alumni Hall.

"We had some good stretches, especially on the defensive end," SLU assistant coach Jim Whitesell said. "Mike McCall really sparked us defensively by getting some deflections and run outs. As the game progressed, we built a good lead but we were unable to sustain our intensity like we would have liked. Give Western credit, they spread us out and we got caught up behind the ball. Overall, it was good playing like this for two games back-to-back. We are seeing some real positive things on this trip so far."

Tuesday's victory comes on the heels of a 98-57 win at Windsor Monday. Next, the Billikens head to Ottawa for a Thursday game against the University of Ottawa, and Friday and Saturday games against Carleton University.

Mike McCall led the Billikens with 16 points, while Kwamain Mitchell scored 12. Jake Barnett and Jordair Jett notched 11 points apiece. As a team, the Billikens shot 52 percent from the floor.

Mitchell collected a team-high seven assists to just one turnover. Barnett and Rob Loe led the team with five rebounds. Cody Ellis tallied a team-high five steals.

The Billikens quickly built a double-digit lead and took a 50-21 lead at halftime. SLU has scored at least 50 in the first half of each of the first two games on the exhibition swing.