Vanderbilt beats Saint Louis 70-55

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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Riley LaChance made 3 of 4 from 3-point range with 19 points as Vanderbilt jumped ahead early and held on to beat Saint Louis 70-55 on Wednesday .

James Siakam’s dunk with 3:13 left capped an 8-0 run for Vanderbilt (9-3) that put the game comfortably out of reach at 64-49.

Saint Louis (8-5) trailed 50-33 midway through the second half but rallied with a 14-4 run to get back within seven.

LaChance was 7 of 9 from the field with seven rebounds and four assists. Damian Jones added 15 points and six rebounds for the Commodores.

Achraf Yacoubou and Austin McBroom both had three 3-pointers and 15 points to lead the Billikens. Milik Yarbrough added 13 points.

The Commodores took control in the first half with a 27-14 lead with 7:14 remaining and finished the period shooting 59.6 percent.