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Saint Joseph's University at St. Louis University 25 January 2006
SLU Billikens (9-9, 3-3) lost 54-39 to the Hawks of Saint Joseph's University (8-8, 3-4) at the Savvis Center (reported attendance, 8,874). Previous lackluster performances took place during 1999-2000 (56-38 and 84-41 losses to Marquette and Cincinnati, respectively), 2001-2002 (55-38 loss to Marquette), and 2004-2005 (67-41 loss to SIUC). There were few bright notes for the Billikens. SJU built a 34-19 halftime lead and was able to maintain this advantage through the remainder of the game. Overall, SLU was led by freshman guard Tommie Liddell (15 pts, 4 rebounds). The Billikens shot 29% from the field (10% from 3-pt range, with half of their 42 shot attempts coming from 3-pt range) and 65% from the charity line. The Hawks were led by senior guard Dwayne Lee (12 pts, 4 rebounds), sophomore guard Abdulai Jalloh (12 pts, 3 rebounds), and senior forward Chet Stachitas (11 pts). SJU shot 49% from the field (30% from 3-pt range) and 79% from the charity line. SLU had 21 rebounds (6O, 15D), 5 assists, 5 steals, 2 blocked shots, and 13 turnovers as compared with 32 rebounds (3O, 29D), 8 assists, 5 steals, 0 blocked shots, and 16 turnovers by Saint Joseph's.

Saint Joseph's University Hawks senior guard Dwayne Lee (5), sophomore forward Rob Ferguson (52), freshman forward Ahmad Nivins (34), and sophomore guard Abdulai Jalloh (1) overwhelmed the boards during their 54-39 victory over the Billikens.

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