Senior point guard Grant Shaeffer had 21 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds with just one turnover to lead the visiting Tommies to Wednesday night's 81-66 MIAC men's basketball win at Macalester.
St. Thomas (13-4 overall, 9-3 MIAC) has won nine of its last 10 games and shares the MIAC lead with Bethel, one-half game ahead of idle St. John's.
The Tommies shot 52 percent from the floor, including 9-of-19 treys. UST had a 38-27 rebounding edge and a 24-9 advantage in bench scoring. The Toms led 45-37 at halftime then started on a 10-4 run after the break. The margin was 13 or more the rest of the contest.
Kareem Ismail scored 22 points to lead the Scots (6-11, 2-10).
St. Thomas plays Saturday at St. John's.