(7-4) ended non-conference play and began 2004 with a 65-64 victory
over visiting Kansas
State University (7-3) at the Savvis Center (reported attendance,
9,146). The Billikens and Wildcats played to a 31-31 halftime
score. The game went to the final seconds as Josh Fisher was
able to give the Billikens the lead on a basket and free throw
with 8 seconds remaining on the clock. SLU was led by junior
guard Reggie Bryant (25 pts) and senior guard Josh Fisher (17
pts). SLU shot 38% from the field (42% from 3-pt range) and 89%
from the charity line. Kansas State was led by freshman forward
Cartier Martin (19 pts, 5 rebounds). The Wildcats shot 51% from
the field (33% from 3-pt range) and 89% from the charity line.
SLU had 27 rebounds (11O, 15D), 18 assists, and 8 turnovers as
compared with 35 rebounds (10O, 25D), 9 assists, and 10 turnovers
by Kansas State.