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Gonzaga University at St. Louis University 22 December 2005
SLU Billikens (5-5, 0-0) lost a close game 60-57 to AP eighth-ranked Gonzaga University Bulldogs (9-2, 0-0) at the Savvis Center (reported attendance, 15,707). The Billikens played their standard deliberate game with a focus on shutting down the nation's leading scorer Adam Morrison (28.4 ppg). SLU took a 28-27 first-half lead behind 9 points by freshman guard Dwayne Polk. Gonzaga was able to take the lead during the second half but never managed to pull away from the Billikens. A last-second three-point attempt by freshman guard Kevin Lisch missed its mark and gave the Bulldogs their 60-57 victory. Overall, SLU was led by Vouyoukas (16 pts, 6 rebounds, 2 assists), freshman guards Tommie Liddell (11 pts, 6 rebounds, 2 assists) and Dwayne Polk (11 pts, 3 rebounds), and junior forward Justin Johnson (10 pts, 8 rebounds). The Billikens shot 38% from the field (18% from 3-pt range) and 93% from the charity line. The Bulldogs were led by junior forward Adam Morrison (18 pts, 9 rebounds, 2 steals), junior forward Sean Mallon (10 pts, 3 rebounds, 3 assists), junior guard Derek Raivio (8 pts, 6 rebounds), and senior center J. P. Batista (8 pts, 5 rebounds). Gonzaga shot 40% from the field (28% from 3-pt range) and 70% from the charity line. SLU had 35 rebounds (11O, 24D), 6 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocked shots, and 7 turnovers as compared with 36 rebounds (13O, 23D), 12 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocked shots, and 8 turnovers by Gonzaga.

SLU junior center Ian Vouyoulas (15) tries to stop the nation's leading scorer, junior forward Adam Morrison (3). Morrison scored a game-high 18 points to go with 9 rebounds. Vouyoukas scored 16 points and collected 6 rebounds. Freshman guard Tommie Liddell (25) scored 11 points to go with 6 rebounds.

Billikens junior forward Justin Johnson (23) made the best of a rare start, scoring 10 points and pulling down 8 rebounds.

Freshman guard Dwayne Polk (00) scored 11 points and collected 3 rebounds. Bulldogs junior guard Derek Raivio (5) scored 8 points to go with 6 rebounds

Freshman guard Kevin Lisch (21) misses a game-tying 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

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