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St. Bonaventure University at St. Louis University 3 February 2010
Saint Louis University Billikens (13-8, 4-3) posted a 67-65 last-second win over the St. Bonaventure University Bonnies (9-11, 2-5) at the Chaifetz Arena (reported paid attendance = 6687). The first half ended with the Billikens leading 31-27 and little scoring contribution from sophomore guard Kwamain Mitchell. Although the second half saw St. Bonaventure outscore SLU 38-36 and erase an 11-point deficit, Mitchell poured in 16 points, including a last-second basket to seal the victory. One consistency has been SLU's poor free-throw shooting. SLU was led by sophomore guard Kwamain Mitchell (17 pts, 3 assists), sophomore forward Willie Reed (11 pts, 11 rebounds), and freshman forward Jon Smith (11 pts, 3 rebounds). The Bonnies were led by senior guard Jonathan Hall (13 pts, 8 rebounds), sophomore forward Andrew Nicholson (13 pts, 4 rebounds), sophomore forward Da'Quan Cook (12 pts, 8 rebounds), junior guard Ogo Adegboye (11 pts, 4 rebounds), and senior guard Chris Matthews (11 pts). Saint Louis shot 53% from the field (36% from 3-pt range) and 47% (8-17) from the charity line. St. Bonaventure shot 41% from the field (41% from 3-pt range) and 75% (12-16) from the charity line. The Billikens had 27 rebounds (8O, 19D), 15 assists, 9 steals, 8 blocked shots, and 12 turnovers as compared with 36 rebounds (16O, 20D), 14 assists, 5 steals, 4 blocked shots, and 16 turnovers by the Bonnies.

New Faces of Billikens Basketball

SLU sophomore guard Kwamain Mitchell (3) was quiet in the first half but turned it on during the second half, finishing with 17 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 5 turnovers.

Billikens freshman forward Jon Smith (21) again scores most of his points near the basket. Smith contributed 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocked shots, and 1 turnover.

Billikens sophomore forward Willie Reed (33) scores an easy basket, finishing with 11 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 blocked shots, and 4 turnovers.

SLU freshman guard Christian Salecich (15) drives on SBU senior guard Jonathan Hall (5). Salecich contributed 8 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Hall finished with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 1 turnover.

SLU sophomore guard Kyle Cassity (23) brings the ball up against SBU senior guard Chris Matthews (4). Cassity finished with 7 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocked shots. Matthews contributed 11 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and 4 turnovers.

Bonnies sophomore forward Andrew Nicholson (44) fights for a rebound against Billikens sophomore forward Willie Reed (33). Nicholson fouled out in the second half after scoring 13 points. Nicholson also had 4 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, and 2 turnovers.

St. Bonaventure junior guard Ogo Adegboye (00) drives the lane for an easy basket. Adegboye contributed 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists,and 2 turnovers.

Bonnies sophomore forward Da'Quan Cook (21) goes inside of Billikens freshman forward Codie Ellis (24). Cook finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 turnovers. Ellis finished with 7 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 turnover.

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