PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Cody Ellis scored 13 points and Christian Salecich added 11 as the lone double-figure scorers for Saint Louis, leading the Billikens over Saint Joseph's 56-52 on Tuesday night.
Ellis also knocked down three 3-pointers for the Billikens (15-8, 6-3 Atlantic 10 Conference), who finished 8-for-22 from beyond the arc (36.4 percent). The Hawks were just 2-for-12 from long range (16.7 percent).
The Hawks led nearly the entire way until early in the second half, hanging onto a 39-38 advantage after a pair of foul shots by Garrett Williamson. But Kwamain Mitchell's layup and Justin Jordan's 3 sparked a 13-4 run by the Billikens and they never trailed again.
Saint Louis held on despite going without a field goal for the last 3:45.
Williamson scored 13 points to pace the Hawks (9-15, 3-7), who have lost four of their last five games.
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