Liddell leads Saint Louis past Samford
ST. LOUIS (AP)—Tommie Liddell III had 20 points and Kevin Lisch added 12 as Saint Louis University got back to the .500 mark by beating Samford 70-49 Saturday afternoon.
Willie Reed also was in double figures for Saint Louis (4-4) with 10 points. After dropping three straight away from home, the Billikens have won the first two games of a four-game home stand.
Bryan Friday led the Bulldogs (3-4) with 17 points and Josh Bedwell had 11.
Saint Louis used 3-pointers, including 4-of-5 from Liddell, to jump out to an early 17-point lead.
Samford was 1-of-9 from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes but still trimmed the lead to 32-23 at halftime.
Saint Louis opened the second half with a 13-2 run to stretch the lead to 20. Brett Thompson capped that spurt with a baseline move that made it 45-25 with 15:48 to play. Samford never got closer than 14 after that.