Scores

Final

S Illinois 51

(4-4, 0-2 away)

Saint Louis 56

(7-5, 5-1 home)

7:30 PM ET, December 15, 2007

Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri

1 2 T
SIU 23 2851
SLU 24 3256

Top Performers

Southern Illinois: M. Shaw 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Saint Louis: K. Lisch 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Saint Louis 56, S. Illinois 51

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kevin Lisch scored eight of his 20 points in the closing minutes and Saint Louis closed the game with a 13-0 run to beat Southern Illinois 56-51 Saturday night.

Tommie Liddell III scored 16 points for Saint Louis (7-5), which shot 11-of-16 from the floor in the second half to end a two-game losing streak.

Southern Illinois (4-4) seemed to have a comfortable lead at 51-43 after Matt Shaw hit a 3-pointer, but Lisch answered with his own 3-pointer, then went 5-of-6 on free throws down the stretch to help the Billikens win for the fifth time in six home games.

Shaw led Southern Illinois with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Randal Falker added 12.

The game feature numerous big runs, including a 16-3 second-half spurt by Southern Illinois that gave the Salukis their largest lead at 48-39.

Saint Louis used an 8-0 run, capped by Danny Brown's acrobatic shot, to end the first half with a 24-23 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIU
SLU
Points 51 56
FG Made-Attempted 19-48 (.396) 19-37 (.514)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 4-11 (.364)
FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 14-18 (.778)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 6

2007-08 Season

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