(Halifax, NS)-- The U Sports No. 10 ranked Saint Mary's Huskies took care of business Saturday night, easily beating the UPEI Panthers 93-64 in AUS men's basketball action.
The Huskies jumped out to an early 28-17 lead after ten minutes and added to that lead in the second, outscoring UPEI 28-12 in the frame.
SMU took a 56-29 lead into the half.
Saint Mary's opened the second half outscoring the Panthers 23-18 and built a 79-47 cushion after thirty minutes.
UPEI outscored SMU 17-14 in the final frame.
Theon Reefer (Toronto, Ont.) paced all scorers with 22 points on 9-14 shooting for SMU, who improve to 4-2 on the year.
Ottawa's Dut Dut led UPEI with 13 points, who drop to 1-5 on the year.
Milorad Sedlarevic (Jesenice, Slovenia) and Shavon Gayle (Windsor, Ont.) each had 10 points for the Panthers while Halifax's Tyler Scott added nine points.
Saint Mary's visits 2-3 StFX November 26th, while UPEI hosts 4-1 Memorial November 26th-27th.
Tip-off for all games is 8 p.m.
By Dominic Nolasco, SMU Communications
Photo Nick Pearce