(6-8, 0-3) lost their bout 66-56 with the University
of Cincinnati Bearcats (10-3, 3-0) at Savvis Center (reported
attendance, 10,403). The Billikens were directed by Assistant
Coach Anthony Beane while Coach Brad Soderberg fought off an
early season stomach flu. SLU led 9-2 early in the game but trailed
33-30 at the half. Billikens senior guards Josh Fisher (4) and
Marque Perry (5) had 10 and 6 points, respectively, at the half.
The Bearcats were led by senior guards Leonard Stokes (13) and
Taron Barker (20) with 11 and 8 points, respectively. The Billikens
tried to weather the Bearcats but were unable to gain any consistent
scoring advantage. At the final buzzer, Fisher and Perry contributed
18 and 20 points, respectively, while Barker, Field Williams
(20) and Stokes scored 12, 15 and 25 points, respectively. SLU
had a 33-32 rebound advantage. The most consistent observation
at this point in the season appears to be the inconsistent presence
of effective big men in the offense.
Listen to Cincinnati Coach Bob Huggins praise SLU big men.
Listen to Marque Perry's disappointment.
Listen to Assistant Coach Anthony Beane describe the level
of talent on this year's team.