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Southern Illinois University at St. Louis University 19 November 2001
Saint Louis University (0-1, 0-0) battled back from a double-digit deficit in the last minute of this first-round game of the Las Vegas Invitational only to lose their first game of the season 69-64 to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (2-0, 0-0) in the Savvis Center (attendance, 10,544).

One bright spot was the performance of SLU sophomore forward Ross Varner (25), who scored 10 points and collected 5 rebounds.

Junior guard Kent Williams (33) scored 22 points and reached the 1000-point plateau in his career as a Saluki.

Billikens junior guard Marque Perry (5) scored a career-high 27 points to lead all scorers.

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