St. Thomas men cruise in home opener

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Senior center Connor Bair went 10-for-10 from the floor en route to a team-best 20 points as the host Tommies (2-1) outscored St. Scholastica (0-3), 98-72, in non-conference men's basketball Tuesday night at Schoenecker Arena.

Sixteen different players scored for St. Thomas, which collected 51 bench points, shot 54 percent from the field, and had just eight turnovers.

The Tommies used an early 20-4 run to take control. They sank 10 treys en route to a 50-28 halftime lead.

Freshman guard Anders Nelson finished with 17 points and four assists. Sophomore guard Burt Hedstrom scored 15, and freshman guard Riley Miller added 10 points.

Junior guard Collin Anderson scored 25 points, Brandon Newman chipped in 15 points and seven rebounds, and Connor Gray added 10 rebounds to lead the Saints.