St. Thomas freshman guard Anders Nelson scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the second half in Saturday night's 83-78 road win over Emerson (Mass.).
The Tommies (1-1) used a 9-0 run midway through the second half to pull ahead for good at 64-55.
The Toms outscored Emerson 27-15 from 3-point range, shot 49 percent from the field, and also converted 20-of-24 at the foul line.
St. Thomas starts its home season Tuesday night against St. Scholastica.
Senior Kenzie Torpy recorded her fourth consecutive shutout in a nine-day span to lead No. 9-ranked St. Thomas Women's Hockey to a 6-0 win over St. Catherine. Torpy had 26 saves Saturday and 39 on the weekend as she won her 52nd career game and posted her 15th career shutout.
UST has a current streak of 253:54 on the clock without allowing a goal.
Six different players scored the goals for UST. Rachel Werdin and Maddy Fiedler each had a goal and an assist. Sam Auman, Estee Franz, Chhloe McEnelly and Allison Parnell also chipped in goals.
The Tommies (8-0 overall, 4-0 MIAC) are tied for first place with Augsburg and have a 21-game unbeaten streak (16-0-5) dating back to last January. They are off next weekend play the Auggies Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
No. 4-ranked Tommie Women's Hoops capped a 2-0 weekend in Oregon with Saturday night's 76-43 win over Lewis and Clark (Ore.).
Hannah Spaulding and Kaylie Brazil each had 13 points and six rebounds; Kaia Porter had 12 points and five assists; Sarah Krynski added 11 points; and Lucia Renikoff and Madi Radtke each scored eight..
St. Thomas, which built a 37-17 halftime lead, only had eight turnovers and outscored the L&C starters 57-22.
The Toms (2-0) open their home season Nov. 25 against UW-Stevens Point.
The Tommie men outscored St. John's 216-68 and the UST women topped St. Ben's 201-99 in Saturday's dual meets at Anderson Pool.
The St. Thomas women won 11 events, and the men won 14.
For the men, Sam Serleth swept diving; Garrett Riley won the 50 and 100 free races and anchored the 200 medley; Adam Boerner won the 200 and 500 free races; and Tom Negaard swam on both winning relays.
For the women, Kate Smarjesse won the 50 free and 100 fly and anchored the winning medley relay. Katelyn Strauss won the 200 fly and joined both winning relays.