Mike McCall had 18 points and Kwamain Mitchell scored 10 of his 12 in the second half to help Saint Louis rally for a 65-61 victory over No. 15 Butler on Friday night.
Dwayne Evans added 17 points for the Billikens, who won for the fourth time this season against a Top 25 opponent - a school record - and earned their ninth victory in a row in Atlantic 10 play. The previous eight had all been by 10 points or more.
Saint Louis (21-5, 10-2) remains firmly in control in the conference, holding a one-game lead over No. 24 Virginia Commonwealth. The Billikens beat VCU 76-62 on Tuesday.
Kellen Dunham led Butler (22-6, 9-4) with 14 points, all in the first half. Rotnei Clarke and Roosevelt Jones each scored 13 for the Bulldogs, who went 9 of 25 from the floor in the second half.
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