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University of Arkansas - Fort Smith at St. Louis University 30 October 2009
Saint Louis University Billikens (0-0, 0-0) in their first exhibition game of the new season defeated the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Lions (0-0, 0-0) 79-51 at the Chaifetz Arena (reported paid attendance = n/a). At present, this year's team fields four sophomores and seven freshman, with the lone junior (Paul Eckerle) out for the year due to a knee injury. The Billikens were led by sophomore center Willie Reed (19 pts, 7 rebounds), freshman forward Jon Smith (10 pts, 7 rebounds), sophomore guard Kyle Cassity (9 pts), and freshman guard Christian Salecich (9 pts, 5 assists, 3 steals). The Lions, in their first year of Division II play, were led by junior forward Josh Simmons (11 pts, 3 steals) and freshman center Dean Neville (9 pts). Saint Louis shot 55% from the field (31% from 3-pt range) and 40% (8-20) from the charity line. UAFS shot 39% from the field (29% from 3-pt range) and 42% (5-12) from the charity line. The Billikens had 36 rebounds (13O, 23D), 17 assists, 12 steal, 1 blocked shot, and 16 turnovers as compared with 34 rebounds (13O, 21D), 9 assists, 9 steals, 1 blocked shot, and 23 turnovers by the Lions.

New Faces of Billikens Basketball

Sophomore center Willie Reed (33)

Freshman forward Jon Smith (21)

Sophomore guard Kyle Cassity (23)

Freshman guard Christian Salecich (15)

Red-shirt freshman Femi John (13)

Sophomore forward Brian Conklin (14)

Freshman guard Justin Jordan (12)

Freshman forward Cory Remekun (32)

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