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George Washington University at St. Louis University 3 February 2007
SLU Billikens (15-8, 5-4) defeated George Washington University (15-5, 6-3) 63-53 for their second-straight win (and second-straight A10 victory) at the Scottrade Center (reported attendance, 8,744). GWU had much confidence against the Billikens but were only able to build a small 30-26 halftime advantage. The Billikens were (on average) the shorter team on the floor, but they were able to muscle the Colonials from the boards. What appeared to hurt GWU the most were a series of shooting slumps and SLU's free throw advantage. SLU was led by senior center Ian Vouyoukas (16 pts, 3 rebounds), junior forward Luke Meyer (15 pts, 6 rebounds) and the sophomore guard duo of Tommie Liddell (13 pts, 10 rebounds) and Kevin Lisch (10 pts, 4 rebounds, 6 assists). The Billikens shot 40% from the field (25% from 3-pt range) and 80% (24-28) from the charity line. The Colonials were led by senior guard Carl Elliott (12 pts, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals), sophomore forward Rob Diggs (12 pts, 6 rebounds, 3 blocked shots), and junior guard Maureece Rice (9 pts, 2 rebounds). GWU shot 41% from the field (23% from 3-pt range) and 100% (4-4) from the charity line. SLU had 38 rebounds (12O, 26D), 12 assists, 3 steals, 1 blocked shot, and 13 turnovers as compared with 25 rebounds (7O, 18D), 8 assists, 8 steals, 4 blocked shots, and 9 turnovers by GWU.

Billiken sophomore guard Kevin Lisch (21) dishes off during a drive down the lane. Lisch just had stitches place in his left hand but he still scored 10 points and collected 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Defending on the play is Colonial sophomore forward Rob Diggs (5) who scored 12 points to go with 6 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Ian Vouyoukas (15) may have been quiet on the boards (3 rebounds) but he led all scorers with 16 points. SLU junior forward Luke Meyer (32) fights for an offensive rebound with GWU sophomore forward Cheyenne Moore (15). Meyer finished the game with 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. Tommie Liddell (25) has this shot blocked from behind but eventually scored 13 points and collected 10 rebounds.
GWU junior guard Maureece Rice (33) defends Billiken junior guard Dwayne Polk (00). Rice scored 9 points, collected 2 rebounds, and had 2 steals. Polk scored 5 points. Colonial senior guard Carl Elliott (25) led his team with 12 points to go with 3 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. Colonial coach Karl Hobbs (center) shows signs of dejection as nothing he said seemed to have any effect on his team's play.

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