Scores

Final

Liberty 70

(7-4, 1-1 Big South)

Saint Louis 73

(6-4, 6-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 19, 2008

    Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, Missouri

    1 2 T
    LIB 26 4470
    SLU 36 3773

    Top Performers

    Liberty: A. Smith 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl

    Saint Louis: K. Lisch 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Saint Louis 73, Liberty 70

    Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS -- Tommie Liddell III had 15 points and 11 rebounds and blocked a potential game-tying shot at the buzzer to lead Saint Louis to a 73-70 win over Liberty Friday night in the second round of Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Classic.

    Kevin Lisch added 20 for the Billikens (6-4), who play DePaul in Las Vegas Monday in the next round of play.

    Anthony Smith led the Flames with 21 points and Johnny Stephene added 15. Liberty (7-4) plays Northern Colorado on Monday.

    Saint Louis appeared to have the game in hand when Liddell converted a three-point play with 3:58 left to make it 66-49.

    But the Flames scored 21 of the next 28 points. Liberty had two chances to tie it but Stephene's 3-pointer with 12 seconds left missed and Liddell blocked Smith's 3-pointer at the buzzer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIB
    SLU
    Points 70 73
    FG Made-Attempted 22-50 (.440) 26-57 (.456)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-23 (.174) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-25 (.880) 14-21 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 17

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