|Saint Louis University
Billikens (11-6, 2-1) provided an almost packed crowd at the
(reported attendance = 9,690 with empty seats in the lower sections)
some thrills by fighting back with a 63-59 victory over the George Washington University
Colonials (6-9, 0-3). In previous encounters from last year,
these two teams played to lopsided wins on their home courts.
Tonight's contest was different, with GWU taking an early 27-26
edge at halftime. SLU stayed close in the second half on hot
shooting but costly turnovers negated their efforts to pull in
front and extend a lead. The Billikens finally took charge with
less than 4 minutes remaining and the Colonials faltered with
a last minute basket interference call. The Billikens were led
by senior guards Kevin Lisch (18 pts, 5 rebounds) and Tommie
Liddell, III (14 pts, 6 rebounds), freshman guard Kwamain Mitchell
(9 pts, 3 rebounds, 4 assists), freshman forward Brian Conklin
(9 pts), and senior forward Barry Eberhardt (9 pts, 5 rebounds).
The Colonials were led by senior forward Wynton Witherspoon (15
pts, 7 rebounds), freshman guard Aaron Ware (12 pts), freshman
guard Tony Taylor (9 pts, 3 rebounds), and senior forward Rob
Diggs (9 pts, 6 rebounds). Saint Louis shot 51% from the field
(37% from 3-pt range) and 71% (12-17) from the charity line.
GWU shot 40% from the field (33% from 3-pt range) and 65% (13-20)
from the charity line. The Billikens had 32 rebounds (7O, 25D),
13 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots, and 14 turnovers as compared
with 30 rebounds (11O, 19D), 8 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocked shots,
and 7 turnovers by the Colonials.