Scores

Final

Saint Louis 59

(9-8, 3-2 A 10)

Xavier 54

(12-3, 3-1 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, January 22, 2006

    Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    SLU 26 3359
    XAV 30 2454

    Top Performers

    Saint Louis: A. Drejaj 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Xavier: B. Thornton 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    St. Louis 59, Xavier 54

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ian Vouyoukas scored 13 points and Saint Louis held Xavier without a field goal for the final 12:35 to get a 59-54 win Sunday night.

    Anthony Drejaj had 11 points as the Billikens (9-8, 3-2 Atlantic 10) ended Xavier's seven-game winning streak.

    The Musketeers (12-3, 3-1) shot 32 percent and missed their last 11 shots. Stanley Burrell had a game-high 16 points despite missing all seven of his shots in the second half.

    Xavier led 30-26 at halftime and stretched that to 37-29 on a layup by Justin Cage two minutes into the second. But Saint Louis tied it at 47 and took the lead for good when Vouyoukas dunked and was fouled, converting the three-point play.

    Brian Thornton scored 12 points and Josh Duncan had 10 for the Musketeers, who were coming off an emotional 73-71 overtime win over cross-town rival Cincinnati on Thursday and looked flat down the stretch.

    Xavier and Saint Louis had not met since the Midwestern Collegiate Conference title game March 9, 1991 in Dayton. The teams were MCC rivals from 1982 until 1991, when Saint Louis left to join the Great Midwest Conference.

    Xavier leads the series 21-9.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SLU
    XAV
    Points 59 54
    FG Made-Attempted 21-44 (.477) 16-50 (.320)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 8

    2005-06 Season

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