ELGIN, Ill. — Ashford University used a big run early in the second half to dispose of Judson College 69-66 in men’s basketball action Monday.

The hosts led 36-33 at halftime and built the cushion to 44-39 before the Saints went on a 10-0 run over the next three minutes. Ashford never trailed again.

Daniel Joiner scored a game-high 19 points for the winners, who improved to 2-3, while Cash Bimm recorded a double-double with 18 rebounds and 14 points.

Justin Jackson added 10 points.

“This was a very big road win for us,” said Ashford coach Andy Eberhart. “We realize we have a lot of improvements to make, but I hope this is a confidence boost for the guys.”

Judson was led by Joe Gonnam and Justin Boyd, who each scored 17. The hosts dropped to 0-4 on the season.

The Saints now return home to host the Ashford Classic Friday and Saturday.

The event opens with a 5:30 p.m. game Friday featuring St. Ambrose against Missouri Baptist.

That will be followed by Ashford’s 7:30 game with Grace College.

On Saturday, St. Ambrose and Grace play at 2 p.m. and Ashford faces Missouri Baptits at 4.

After that, Ashford hits the road for five consecutive games starting wtih a No. 21 test against Cardinal Stritch at Milwaukee.

ASHFORD (69)

Justin Jackson 4-6 0-0 10, Cash Bimm 4-9 6-13 14, Andrew Webber 1-4 1-3, Daniel Joiner 6-13 4-5 19, Byron Emerson 2-5 0-0 4, Demetrious Eason 0-3 0-0 0, Tim DePaoli 2-5 0-0 6, Patrick Steele 1-2 0-0 2, Somori Mussington 3-5 1-3 7, Rhennie Phipps 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 25-55 12-24 69.

JUDSON (66)

Joe Gonnam 6-11 5-5 17, Anthony Cawthon 1-5 0-0 2, Freddy Bock 2-4 0-4 5, Andrew Ream 5-8 3-6 15, Justen Boyd 7-14 3-6 17, Nikola Scepanovic 2-4 0-0 4, Chris Oates 2-10 1-2 6, Matt Koehling 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-60 12-23 66.

Halftime score—Judson 36, Ashford 33. 3-point field goals—Ashford 7-17 (Jackson 2-3, Webber 0-1, Joiner 3-7, Emerson 0-1, DePaoli 2-4, Steele 0-1); Judson 4-15 (Gonnam 0-3, Cawthon 0-1, Bock 1-3, Ream 2-3, Scepanovic 0-2, Oates 1-3). Rebounds—Ashford 43 (Bimm 18); Judson 35 (Gonnam 8). Assists—Ashford 18 (Webber 4, Eason 4); Judson 16 (Boyd 8). Steals—Ashford 10 (Joiner 3); Judson 19 (Ream 7). Blocks—Ashford 2 (Jackson, Phipps); Judson 7 (Gonnam 2, Oates 2). Turnovers—Ashford 25, Judson 17. Total fouls—Ashford 18, Judson 21. Fouled out—Judson (Cawthon, Oates).

Records—Ashford 2-3, Judson 0-4. Next game—Grace College at Ashford (Ashford Classic), 7:30 p.m. Friday.