Saint Louis 66

(7-18, 4-8 C-USA)

(12) Louisville 84

(23-4, 11-2 C-USA)

    5:00 PM ET, February 20, 2005

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    SLU 34 3266
    #12LOU 36 4884

    Top Performers

    Saint Louis: I. Ohanon 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

    Louisville: E. Myles 13 Pts, 18 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

    Saint Louis (7-17) at No. 12 Louisville (22-4) 5:00 pm EST

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (Ticker) -- Leading scorer Francisco Garcia and 12th-ranked Louisville attempt to make school history Sunday when they host Saint Louis in a Conference USA contest at Freedom Hall.

    With a dramatic 64-61 triumph over Marquette on Thursday, the Cardinals (22-4, 10-2 C-USA) matched the best start in school history since the 1993-94 season. With another victory, Louisville will have equalled the 1982-83 squad, which started the season with a 23-4 record before reaching the NCAA semifinals.

    Garcia scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half of the win over the Golden Eagles, including a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds remaining.

    Larry O'Bannon scored 15 points and Otis George added 10 off the bench for Louisville, which trailed by 11 points late in regulation before pulling out its 11th win in its last 12 games.

    Sunday is the final Conference USA meeting between the Cardinals and Billikens, who will be departing for the Big East Conference and Atlantic 10 Conference, respectively. Louisville has won two of the last three meetings and has a 44-20 lead in the all-time series.

    St. Louis (7-17, 4-7 C-USA) closed out its non-conference schedule Wednesday with a 78-66 triumph over visiting Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne.

    Izik Ohanon scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting off the bench and Ian Vouyoukas added 18 points while hitting 8-of-10 shots for the Billikens, who shot 61 percent (28-of-46) from the floor en route to the win.

    Leading scorer Reggie Bryant missed his second straight game while taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team.


    School Info

    Conference Atlantic 10 ACC
    Nickname Billikens Cardinals
    Type Private Public

    2004-05 Season

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