ST. LOUIS -- Cody Ellis sank a pair of free throws with 39 seconds left to give Saint Louis the go-ahead lead in a 63-58 win over Richmond on Saturday.
Ellis finished with 10 points for the Billikens (10-5, 1-0 Atlantic), while teammate Kwamain Mitchell led the game in scoring with 16 points.
The Spiders (12-5, 1-1) had a one-point lead with a little more than six minutes to go, but Mitchell quickly hit a 3-pointer and made a layup to give the Billikens a small advantage.
The Spiders' David Gonzalvez, who finished with 13 points, then made a layup with less than two minutes to go to tie things at 58.
But Ellis put in the two free throws, sank another a short time later and watched teammate Christian Salecich make two of his own to guarantee the win for Saint Louis.