Dwayne Evans led all scorers with 18 points, while Mike McCall Jr. chipped in 10 points for the Billikens (25-5, 12-3), who dropped their third straight game following a school record 19-game winning streak.
Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is synonymous with revelry before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Festivities begin on Jan. 6, known as the Feast of the Epiphany, Twelfth Night or Three Kings' Day.
The St. Louis Ambush finished their inaugural season with a loss, but they went down fighting right until the last minute. Despite a halftime lead and a gallant effort, the Ambush fell to the Milwaukee Wave 16-12 Saturday night (March 1) at US Cellular Arena.
Saint Louis starting pitcher James Norwood tied a career high with nine strikeouts, but the Billikens fell to Wake Forest, 3-2. Damian Rivera (0-2) was hit with the loss. The Bills fall to 3-6 overall on the season.
Missouri's offensive attack has been impressive this season, as it shoots 46.5 percent from the field (including 36.8 percent from 3-point range) for 74.9 ppg, and the defense has been good enough to support it, allowing 69.4 ppg on just 40.7 percent shooting.