Saint Louis holds off UMass 69-64
ST. LOUIS (AP)—Tommie Liddell III had 14 points and nine rebounds and Kwamain Mitchell added 14 points to lead Saint Louis over Massachusetts 69-64 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Lisch added 13 points and Paul Eckerle scored 12, all from 3-point range, as the Billikens (10-6, 1-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) won their eighth straight home game.
Chris Lowe led UMass (6-9, 1-1) with 21 points. Ricky Harris added 18 points for the Minutemen, who’ve dropped three of their last four games.
Saint Louis trailed 31-27 at the half in a game that saw 17 lead changes. The Billikens hit just 33 percent of their field goals in the first half but improved to 58 percent in the second.
The Minutemen suffered at the foul line, hitting only 2-of-5 attempts.