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Remekun helps Saint Louis beat No. 20 New Mexico

Remekun helps Saint Louis beat No. 20 New Mexico

(AP) Remekun helps Saint Louis beat No. 20 New Mexico
Cory Remekun scored a career-high 15 points, Cody Ellis had 13 and Saint Louis beat No. 20 New Mexico 60-46 on Monday.

Mike McCall Jr. added 12 points for Saint Louis (10-3), which has won seven in a row.

Kendall Williams led New Mexico (13-2) with 15 points. Alex Kirk added 13 points and eight rebounds.

New Mexico coach Steve Alford was ejected after receiving back-to-back technicals with 9:26 left in the game. It was Alford’s first ejection in his six seasons with the Lobos.

The Billikens’ seven-game winning streak is their longest since they won eight in a row in 2003. They also improved to 10-1 at home.

Saint Louis used runs of 12-0 and 11-2 to build a 31-12 lead. Rob Loe scored five points in the first surge, including a 3-pointer. Five different players contributed to the second streak. Ellis keyed the spurt with a 3-pointer.

New Mexico did not have a field goal over the final 6:57 of the opening half. The Lobos missed nine of their first 12 shots and finished the half 5 for 19. Their first-half total of 13 points was their lowest since March 18, 2005, when they trailed Villanova 34-11 in the NCAA tournament.

The Lobos committed a season-high 21 turnovers. They turned the ball over 15 times on their first 28 possessions.

Saint Louis led 33-13 at the break. New Mexico closed to 38-29 on a jumper by Williams with 13:29 left. But the Billikens responded with a 14-2 run to regain control.

The Lobos beat Saint Louis 64-40 in a New Year’s Eve meeting last season in Albuquerque.

New Mexico was coming off a 55-54 win at then-No. 8 Cincinnati on Thursday.

The Billikens, who trailed 3-0, had led from start to finish in their previous three games.

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