Goodwin scored 16 of his points in the first half when Saint Louis took a 35-23 lead. Roby, with just two points in the first half, opened the second with a pair of 3-pointers and added a 3-pointer and a layup in an 8-0 burst for a 23-point lead with 11:38 to go.
Denzel Mahoney, who came in first in the Ohio Valley Conference at 19.2 points per game, finished with 12 on 3-of-9 shooting for the Redhawks (6-7), who shot just 32 percent.
The Billikens (7-6) finished their nonconference schedule with a winning record for the first time since 2014-15.
Eleven SEC teams are within striking distance of the tournament, so what's the problem? They're building their résumés and metrics by beating each other, so the committee might value the league differently when selecting the field.
Over the past decade, the Wildcats have become college basketball's most consistent winner. It started with Jay Wright's cultural rebuild and a whole lot of attitude.
No. 6 Purdue snaps a three-game losing streak with a close 76-73 win over Penn State.
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