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November 20, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Saint Louis live game thread

IT’S OVER — Saint Louis beats Washington, 77-64.
HUSKIES ARE ON A 17-7 RUN — Saint Louis still leads 71-55, but the Huskies are showing signs of life.
WROTEN MAKES BACK-TO-BACK THREE-POINTERS — He’s no longer scoreless. Good, confident jump shots, too. Those are the first two three-pointers of his young college career.
SAINT LOUIS LEADS 64-40 WITH 11:54 REMAINING — The Huskies have played with better effort in the second half, but they still trail by a ton.
TOUGH DAY FOR TONY WROTEN JR. — He just played great defense and stole a pass, only to miss the layup. He doesn’t have a point or an assist yet.
HUSKIES PLAYING A 2-3 ZONE EXCLUSIVELY IN SECOND HALF — They have to try something different.
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY — It started with another missed defensive assigment and a turnover for Washington.

GIVE RICK MAJERUS AND SLU CREDIT — Majerus is still a heckuva coach, and this looks to be his best team at Saint Louis. The Billikens are playing the kind of defense that USC usually employs against the Huskies. Washington’s youth is quite obvious in this one.
SOME STATS — SLU has 60 percent (18 of 30) in the first half. The Huskies shot 32.1 percent (9 of 28). The Billikens had eight assists and just two turnovers. The Huskies had four assists and 10 turnovers. Saint Louis has made 8 of 12 three-point attempts. The Huskies are 1 of 6.
HALFTIME SCORE: Saint Louis 50, Washington 25. That’s no typo. Huskies are receiving a harsh wake-up call today.
TOTAL BLOWOUT — Saint Louis leads 41-19.
DEFICIT CLIMBS TO 18 — Mitchell just made a three-pointer for Saint Louis. The Huskies are getting blown out.
THREE FOULS ON GANT — He’s out with 8:47 left in half.
SCORE UPDATE: Huskies trail 26-12 with 9:05 remaining in first half.
GANT BACK IN WITH TWO FOULS — But he’s forced to defend Conklin, Saint Louis’ leading scorer. Conklin went right at him, but he missed a layup.
HUSKIES TRAIL BY DOUBLE FIGURES — Washington is completely out of sorts and trailing 24-11 with 11:15 remaining.
N’DIAYE NOW WITH TWO FOULS — The second foul was highly questionable, but N’Diaye is now out at the 13:52 mark. Both of the Huskies’ starting big men are in foul trouble.
HUSKIES TRAIL 16-9 WITH 15:45 LEFT IN HALF — First media timeout. Rob Loe and Brian Conklin have combined for 13 of the Billikens 16 points. Loe was averaging only 2.5 points coming in, but he already has six. The matchup of N’Diaye vs. Conklin, Saint Louis’ leading scorer, isn’t a good one defensively for the Huskies.
SIMMONS FOR THREE — Didn’t know Desmond had that kind of range.
BILLIKENS TAKE EARLY 14-6 lead — Romar is forced to call a timeout before the 4-minute media TO. Huskies are really struggling to defend Saint Louis big men Rob Loe and Brian Conklin. Out of sync offensively, too.
DARNELL GANT TWO EARLY FOULS — Gant exits with 17:40 remaining in half, replaced by Desmond Simmons. Tony Wroten is in now, too.
NICE APPLAUSE FOR LORENZO ROMAR — Romar, the former Saint Louis coach, receives a solid applause during pregame introductions.
WHERE TO FIND CBS SPORTS NETWORK — Comcast: Channels 412, 633. DirecTV: 613. Dish: 152. Of course, you can also listen on Sportsradio KJR (950 AM or 102.9 FM).
STARTERS — Same lineup for Washington: G Abdul Gaddy (12.3 ppg, 5.7 apg, 4.7 rpg), G C.J. Wilcox (19.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg), G Terrence Ross (16.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg), F Darnell Gant (10 ppg, 4.3 rpg), C Aziz N’Diaye (9.3 ppg, 9 rpg, 3 bpg).
Saint Louis: G Kwamain Mitchell (9 ppg, 6.0 apg, 5.5 rpg), G Kyle Cassity (8 ppg, 2 spg), F Dwyane Evans (3 ppg, 4 rpg), F Brian Conklin (12.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg), F Rob Loe (2.5 ppg, 2 rpg).
ON TV — The CBS Sports Network is televising this game. Roger Twibell and Steve Lappas are on the call.
OFF THE BENCH AND INTO THE ACTION — It’s Jerry Brewer, subbing for Percy Allen in St. Louis today. My goal is to keep this as normal as possible. Bear with me if my style is a little different. We’re about 25 minutes from tipoff of the Huskies’ first road game of the season.

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