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University of Richmond at St. Louis University 28 February 2007
SLU Billikens (18-11, 8-7) will finish their second A10 regular season with at least a .500 record courtesy of a 78-68 win over the University of Richmond Spiders (7-21, 3-12) at the Scottrade Center (reported attendance, 9,015). The Billikens built an early 38-21 halftime lead and were ahead by 22 points in the second half before a cold shooting spell allowed Richmond to narrow the deficit. Free throw shooting accounted for the margin of victory. SLU was again led by sophomore guard Kevin Lisch (26 pts, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), senior center Ian Vouyoukas (19 pts, 8 rebounds, 3 assists), sophomore guard Tommie Liddell (16 pts, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals), and junior forward Luke Meyer (9 pts, 3 rebounds). The Billikens shot 49% from the field (50% from 3-pt range) and 89% (25-28) from the charity line. The Spiders were led by freshman center Dan Geriot (16 pts), freshman guard Brian Morris (13 pts, 5 assists), and junior forward Oumar Sylla (10 pts, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals). Richmond shot 50% from the field (33% from 3-pt range) and 67% (4-6) from the charity line. SLU had 35 rebounds (11O, 24D), 14 assists, 3 steals, 0 blocked shots, and 10 turnovers as compared with 18 rebounds (4O, 14D), 16 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots, and 7 turnovers by Richmond.

Billiken senior center Ian Vouyoukas (15) ended his home college basketball career with 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists. Vouyoukas shoots over Richmond center Dan Geriot (40). Vouyoukas dunks an easy one in the second half as Luke Meyer (32) and Spider freshman guard Brian Morris (5) watch. Meyer finished with 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot, and 4 turnovers. Billiken sophomore guard Kevin Lisch (21) drives against Richmond forward Oumar Sylla (11). Lisch scored a game high 26 points to go with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Billiken sophomore guard Tommie Liddell (25) scores inside against Oumar Sylla (15). Liddell scored 16 points and collected 9 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.

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