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University of Louisville at St. Louis University 12 February 2003

SLU (9-12, 3-7) plucked a 59-58 upset victory from #2 ranked University of Louisville Cardinals (18-2, 8-1) at Savvis Center (reported attendance, 11,338). The Billikens were led offensively by senior guard Marque Perry (5), senior guard Josh Fisher and junior forward Chris Sloan with 25, 11 and 11 points, respectively, and defensively by senior center Kenny Brown with 11 rebounds. The Cardinals leading scorer was senior guard Reese Gaines (22) with 28 points. Chris Sloan hit a last-second three-point basket to give the Billikens a 30-27 halftime lead. SLU was able to shut down senior center Marvin Stone (21), which allowed them to stay close in the second half. After several turnovers late in the game and trailing 58-57, Marque Perry hit a basket with 2 seconds remaining on the clock to provide the upset. SLU trailed on the boards 30-32 but were able to cause 16 turnovers by the Cardinals along with 9 steals. The Billikens shot 34% from the field, the Cardinals shot 46%.

Listen to Josh Fisher, Marque Perry, and Chris Sloan discuss their victory.

Listen to Louisville Coach Rick Pitino congratulate SLU, discuss Marque Perry, and praise their division.

Listen to Coach Brad Soderberg on "out-working" Louisville.

Senior guard Marque Perry (5) led the Billikens with 25 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist in 37 minutes of play. Perry's last-second basket proved to be the game-winner.

SLU senior guard Josh Fisher (4) scored 11 points to go with 1 rebound, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Louisville's junior forward Ellis Myles (2) contributed 7 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Billikens senior center Kenny Brown (41) and junior forward Chris Sloan (33) provided defensive pressure on Cardinals senior center Marvin Stone (21), keeping him scoreless for the game. Brown collected 11 rebounds, 4 points, and 2 assists. Sloan had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals.

Louisville senior guard Reese Gaines (22) scored a game-high 28 points to go with 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block.

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