North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll yells at officials during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Louis on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Tom Gannam
November 24, 2015

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Ash Yacoubou scored 20 points, including a career-high 4 of 8 3-pointers, with 10 rebounds, and Saint Louis pulled away in the second half to beat North Florida 70-50 on Tuesday.

Reggie Agbeko scored 12 points with nine rebounds and Miles Reynold added 10 points for the Billikens (4-0), who outrebounded the Ospreys 46-28 and held the NCAA leaders in made 3-pointers per game to 5 of 20 while sinking 8 of 21 from long distance.

Up 33-32 at halftime, Yacoubou hit a 3-pointer and a jumper amid an 11-1 run and the Billikens pulled ahead 49-41 in the second half. Marcus Bartley hit two 3-pointers and Saint Louis scored 12 unanswered points to lead by 16 with 4:18 left and the Billikens held on.

Saint Louis outscored the Ospreys 32-22 in the paint and got 21 points off 14 turnovers.

Dallas Moore led North Florida (3-2) with 16 points and Beau Beech added 11.

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