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DePaul University at St. Louis University 11 February 2004
SLU (11-9, 4-5) lost 70-68 to the visiting DePaul University Blue Demons (14-7, 7-3) at the Savvis Center (reported attendance, 9,148). Up by as many as 21 points (38-17), the Billikens coasted to a 39-27 halftime lead on three-point shooting. But all was not well with the home team even though only 2 turnovers were committed by the Billikens during the game. Coach Soderberg appeared to be looking for the correct combination of big men to battle DePaul under the boards. The second half saw the Billikens lose that battle and their fourth straight game. DePaul was able to catch the Billikens and the game came down to free throw shooting in the final minute of play. SLU was led by senior guard Josh Fisher (13 pts, 6 assists), sophomore guard Anthony Drejaj (12 pts), junior center Tom Frericks (11 pts, 5 rebounds), and senior forward Chris Sloan (9 pts). The Billikens shot 46% from the field (67% from 3-pt range) and 67% from the charity line. The Blue Demons were led by senior forward Delonte Holland (17 pts), junior guard Drake Deiner (14 pts, 5 assists), junior forward Quemont Greer (14 pts, 9 rebounds), freshman guard Sammy Mejia (11 pts), and senior center Andre Brown (8 pts, 10 rebounds). DePaul shot 50% from the field (58% from 3-pt range) and 83% from the charity line. SLU had 18 rebounds (4O, 14D), 19 assists, 5 steals, and only 2 turnovers as compared with 36 rebounds (11O, 25D), 13 assists, 1 steal, and 10 turnovers by DePaul.

SLU senior guard Josh Fisher (4) led the team with 13 points, 1 rebound, and 6 assists. DePaul's senior center Andre Brown (4) defends on the play. Brown scored 8 points and collected 10 rebounds.

Billikens junior guard Reggie Bryant (21) drives for a score. Bryant had 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 assist. Blue Demon freshman guard Sammy Mejia (11) contributed 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists in the road victory.

Billikens junior forward Izik Ohanon (30) scored his 6 points in the first half. Ohanon also had 2 rebounds and 4 assists. DePaul's junior guard Drake Deiner (33) scored 14 points while junior forward Quemont Greer (45) scored 14 points and collected 9 rebounds.

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