Kennesaw St 60

(4-5, 2-0 A-Sun)

Saint Louis 74

(5-4, 4-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 17, 2005

    Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

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    KENN 16 4460
    SLU 19 5574

    Top Performers

    Kennesaw St: R. Wooten 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Saint Louis: T. Liddell 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    St. Louis 74, Kennesaw 60

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ian Vouyoukas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, leading a second-half surge that helped Saint Louis beat Kennesaw State 74-60 on Saturday.

    Saint Louis scored a season-low 19 points in the first half on 27 percent shooting. The Billikens (5-4) hit at a 64 percent clip the rest of the way to put away Kennesaw State (4-5), a first-year Division I program.

    Tommie Liddell added 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Saint Louis. Kevin Lisch hit four 3-pointers in the second half, going 4-for-8 from long range overall, and adding 15 points.

    Ronell Wooten scored 23 points for Kennesaw State, going 6-for-11 from 3-point range. Andre Morgan and Golden Ingle each added 14 points for the losers, who also shot 64 percent in the second half but were outrebounded 42-20 overall.

    Ingle, who had seven assists, is the Owls' leading scorer with a 19.9-point average.

    Vouyoukas has had three double-doubles this season and this was his first in four games. He finished strong after going into halftime with four points and four rebounds.

    Vouyoukas ended a 12-0 run with a dunk that turned a tie game into a 31-19 lead for Saint Louis with 16:29 to go. Kennesaw State, which kept the game close in a poor-shooting first half, came within 7 points after three 3-pointers by Ingle in a span of 40 seconds cut the gap to 60-53 with 4:25 to go.

    Saint Louis answered with nine straight points for a 69-53 lead with 2:07 to go. Dwayne Polk got the last two baskets in the run, including a 3-pointer that snapped his 2-for-24 slump from long range.

    Saint Louis shot 27.6 percent in the first half, settling for a 19-16 lead. Kennesaw State shot even worse at 21.7 percent, including 1-for-8 by Ingle.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 60 74
    FG Made-Attempted 21-48 (.438) 26-57 (.456)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-28 (.393) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 16

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