Saint Louis scored the first six points of the game and rolled to a 77-57 victory over Richmond in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup Wednesday night in St. Louis.
The 19th-ranked Billikens (19-2, 6-0 A-10) followed up their opening burst and got their first double-digit lead of the game on forward Rob Loe's 3-pointer for a 17-5 margin with 12:04 remaining.
The cold-shooting Spiders (14-7, 4-2) were down 34-13 less than 15 minutes into the game and never threatened after that.
Shooting just 31.7 percent from the field (20 of 63) for the night, 19 points was as close as the Spiders could get, that in the opening minute of the second half.
The Billikens responded with four quick points and never let the visitors closer than 20 points after that. Their biggest lead was 26 points on two occasions, the last at 72-46 with 5:40 remaining.
Billikens senior guard Jordair Jett led all scorers with 21 points and added 10 rebounds for his first career points-rebounds double-double. He had recorded a points-assists double-double (10 points, 11 assists) his previous outing in a win at Duquesne.
Senior forward Dwayne Evans posted his 22nd career double-double for Saint Louis with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Guard Kendall Anthony led Richmond with 14 points, and guard Cedrick Lindsay added 12.
The victory extended the Billikens' winning streak to 13 games, matching their longest stretch of success since the 1993-94 season, when they started off 13-0 before losing to Marquette.
The loss snapped Richmond's winning streak at five games.