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Duquesne University at St. Louis University 4 February 2009
Saint Louis University Billikens (13-9, 4-4) won their second straight game while ending the Duquesne University Dukes (14-7, 5-3) two-game winning streak with a 78-74 overtime victory at the Chaifetz Arena (reported attendance = 7,550, still no sellout in the new venue). This was probably the best game of the year in terms of shooting and defense by both teams. The Billikens were led by senior guards Kevin Lisch (21 pts, 4 rebounds) and Tommie Liddell, III (13 pts, 7 rebounds, 6 assists), freshman center Willie Reed (12 points, 5 rebounds), senior forward Barry Eberhardt (10 points, 4 rebounds) and freshman guard Kwamain Mitchell (10 pts, 4 rebounds). The Dukes were led by senior guard Aaron Jackson (29 points, 6 rebounds), sophomore forward Damian Saunders (14 points, 10 rebounds, 6 blocked shots), sophomore forward Bill Clark (13 points, 5 rebounds), freshman guard Eric Evans (9 points, 3 assists), and junior guard Jason Duty (9 points). Saint Louis shot 45% from the field (41% from 3-pt range) and 66% (19-29) from the charity line. DU shot 46% from the field (26% from 3-pt range) and 79% (15-19) from the charity line. The Billikens had 38 rebounds (9O, 29D), 11 assists, 5 steals, 1 blocked shot, and 12 turnovers as compared with 33 rebounds (5O, 28D), 8 assists, 8 steals, 7 blocked shots, and 13 turnovers by the Dukes.

SLU senior guard Kevin Lisch (21) went up against Duquesne senior guard Aaron Jackson (1) all night. Lisch led SLU scorers with 21 points to go with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 turnover, and 2 steals. Jackson led all scorers with 29 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 turnovers, and 3 steals. DU head coach Ron Everhart (left photo background) shuffled his short lineup against SLU head coach Rick Majerus' (right photo background) taller SLU squad. Billikens freshman guard Kwamain Mitchell (3) brings the ball up against Dukes freshman guard Eric Evans (3). Mitchell scored 10 points to go with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and only 1 turnover. SLU coaching staff reacts to the action and the referees. Personnel [from left to right (college team)] are Alex Jensen (Utah), Terrence Rencher (Texas) Chris Harriman (Augusta State), and Porter Moser (Creighton).

Duquesne sophomore forward Damian Saunders (25) shoots over SLU freshman center Willie Reed (33). Saunders fouled out late in the game after scoring 14 points and collecting 10 rebounds, 2 turnovers, 6 blocked shots, and 3 steals. SLU sophomore guard Paul Eckerle (10) tries to stop Duquesne freshman guard Eric Evans (3). Evans contributed 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and turned the ball over 3 times. Eckerle finished with 5 points, 1 rebound, and 1 turnover. Billikens senior guard Tommie Liddell, III (25) makes a move on Dukes sophomore forward Bill Clark (30). Liddell scored 13 points to go with 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 turnovers, and 1 steal. Clark contributed 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turnovers, and 2 steals. Billikens freshman center Willie Reed (33) makes a move inside Dukes junior guard Jason Duty (13). Reed scored 12 points, while collecting 5 rebounds and committing 4 turnovers. Duty scored 9 points. collected 2 rebounds, and committed 2 turnovers.

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