ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jeff Horner returned from a knee injury with 17
points and six assists and Adam Haluska hit four 3-pointers and
also scored 17 points in a long-range game that helped Iowa beat
Saint Louis 60-50 on Friday night.
Iowa (11-3) was 10-for-19 from 3-point range, much better than
its overall 42.9 percent accuracy, in its final tuneup before Big
Ten conference play. The Hawkeyes entered the game at only 29.5
percent for the season but also were 7-for-16 in their last game
against Robert Morris.
Haluska was 4-for-6 and Horner, who missed four games with a
partially torn ligament in his left knee, went 3-for-6. Haluska is
14-for-30 from 3-point range the last four games.
Iowa won despite getting only six points from leading scorer
Greg Brunner, averaging 14.7 points.
Ian Vouyoukas had 17 points and 12 rebounds for his fourth
double-double of the season and added three blocks for Saint Louis.
Tommie Liddell added 12 points and eight rebounds for the
Billikens, who have alternated wins and losses throughout the
Saint Louis (6-6) was held to 36 percent shooting and was
12-for-20 at the line, two nights after going 33-for-45 against
Six of Iowa's 3-pointers came in the first half, helping build a
36-28 lead. The Hawkeyes maintained the margin most of the second
half, holding their ninth opponent under 60 points.
Saint Louis led 12-4 early, a cushion that Iowa erased with nine
straight points. The Hawkeyes then got the last five points of the
half, capped by Henderson's 3-pointer for a 36-28 lead.
Iowa was 6-for-12 from 3-point range in the half, getting two
each from Horner and Carlton Reed.
Saint Louis opens its first season in the Atlantic 10 at home
against St. Bonaventure on Tuesday. Iowa opens Big Ten play
Thursday at Wisconsin.