Duquesne Falls To Saint Louis, 70-57
Feb. 15, 2006
Ian Vouyoukas scored 19 points and the freshman backcourt of Kevin Lisch and Tommie Liddell added 13 and 12 each to lead Saint Louis to a 70-57 win over Duquesne at the Palumbo Center. Bryant McAllister scored a game-high 20 for the Dukes.
Liddell, who finished two assists shy of a triple-double, added 13 rebounds, eight assists and four steals for SLU. The win was the fourth in five games for the Billikens, who upped their record to 13-10 and 7-4 in the Atlantic 10. The loss was the fifth in a row for Duquesne (3-20, 1-11).
Saint Louis, which led 39-25 at the half, took a 65-35 lead on a Liddell layup with 13:11 left before Duquesne went on a 16-2 run to cut the lead to six on a Chauncey Duke layup at the 6:41 mark. Following a timeout, Lisch got loose in the right corner and hit his third and final 3-pointer of the game to make the score 60-51.
DU cut the lead to seven twice in the next two minutes, but could get no closer as the Billikens closed out the game with an 8-2 run. Saint Louis, which outshot Duquesne 48.1 percent to 39.6 percent, outrebounded the Dukes 37-24. Duquesne stayed in the game with a 15-of-15 performance from the free throw line.
NOTES: Saint Louis outscored Duquesne 30-10 in the paint ... starting DU center Keith Gayden fouled out with 11:37 remaining ... it was the first time Gayden started since spraining his left wrist the day of the Feb. 1 La Salle game (a span of four games) ... the Dukes held Saint Louis scoreless for a 6:05 span of the second half while making a 16-2 run ... 16 of SLU's 37 rebounds came at the offensive end ... Bryant McAllister, who entered the game leading the Atlantic 10 with a 19.3 ppg. scoring average, finished with 20 ... four different SLU players guarded him in the first 12 minutes of the game ... McAllister has scored 20 or more in five of DU's last seven games ... his scoring average over that span is 22.6 ppg.
DUQUESNE HEAD COACH Danny Nee: "In the middle of the second half, we got some stops and they missed some free throws. They opened the door for us. We got it to six, then Lisch shook loose and hit that big `three' from the corner. When you fight back and get it to six, you have to find a way to tie the game - put some pressure on them - and then win it.
"We were good at times, but we have got to be better for longer periods of time."