Hall went 6 for 6 from 3-point range and hit 15 of 17 free throws as the Panthers won their 14th consecutive game and improved to 22-4 overall. Drury finished the GLVC season as West champions with a 16-2 mark, establishing a new high for league victories by a West team since the Panthers joined the GLVC in 2005-06.
As a result of having the league's best mark in either division. Coach Steve Hesser's Panthers will take the No. 1 overall seed into next week's Deaconess GLVC Championships in Evansville, ind. Drury will play on Thursday in the quarterfinals at a time and against an opponent to be announced after Sunday's first-round games on campus sites.
And the ringleader against Missouri S & T - again - was Hall, who torched the Miners for 33 points on Dec. 6 at the O'Reilly Center, when he set a new DU single-game mark with his nine 3-pointers (in 10 attempts).
Hall had 27 first-half points - including 5-for-5 from 3-point range - in staking the Panthers to a 46-24 halftime advantage, overcoming an S&T physical approach saw the Miners foul him at most every opportunity late in the half. S&T was whistled for 18 first-half fouls on its way to 28 for the contest, matching DU in a game with 56 fouls and 49 turnovers.
Hall was draped by Miners early in the second half, but finally broke free for the record-breaker with 8:37 left, leaving the game shortly thereafter as DU's subs finished off the contest.
"First of all, I'd like to say that the Drury men's basketball team is very appreciative of No. 1, our Fanthers and the DU students here tonight, and our boosters who took the time to drive an hour and 45 minutes in snow flurries to support us," Drury coach Steve Hesser said. "I'm happy with them, we came up here and did what we needed to do. I was worried it was going to be one of those we took for granted after the way we played them in December, but we really got after them early and got the lead.
The Panthers made 29 of 35 free throws (84 percent) while S and T hit 26 of 39 (67 percent). Drury also was 8 of 16 from 3-point range while limiting the Miners to 2 of 16 shooting from behind the arc (13 percent) in defeating S & T for the 17th consecutive time.
Cameron Adams added 14 points and a team-high six rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench, while freshman Kameron Bundy had 13 points (on 6 of 9 shooting) for a career high.
Nusrath Khan had 19 points and Zach Ellis added 15 to lead S & T (7-18, 3-15).