ST. LOUIS (AP) — ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordair Jett scored 16 points, Rob Loe added 12 and No. 10 Saint Louis earned its 19th straight win by holding off George Washington 66-59 Saturday night.
Reserve Grandy Glaze added 10 points for the Billikens (25-2, 12-0 Atlantic 10), and Austin McBroom and Mike McCall both sank two free throws in the final 20.7 seconds to seal the win.
Joe McDonald scored 21 points and Kevin Larsen had 14 for George Washington (20-7, 8-5). Larsen and Isaiah Armwood grabbed 11 rebounds apiece.
The Colonials, who trailed 41-27 early in the second half, went on a 14-2 run to tie the score at 50 on Maurice Creek’s short jumper with 9:18 left.
George Washington was just 3 of 18 after tying the game.
Wichita State (29 straight) and Stephen F. Austin (22) are the only teams with longer winning streaks than the Billikens.
Saint Louis shot 55.2 percent in the first to take a 39-27 lead at the break and Jett scored the first basket to open the second half.
The Billikens struggled from the free-throw line (12 of 25), 3-point range (3 of 16) and were outrebounded 42-36, including giving up 17 offensive boards. But they shot 48 percent from the field and held the Colonials to 32.8 percent shooting from the floor.
Loe led Saint Louis with nine rebounds. Saint Louis’ reserves outscored George Washington’s 22-2.