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Billikens Host Indiana State, Aim for Third Straight Win

Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics
          Release: 11/28/2012
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SLU BEGINS DEMANDING STRETCH - Saint Louis (2-3) and Indiana State (3-2) square off Thursday, Nov. 28, with tip time at Chaifetz Arena scheduled for 7 p.m. After defeating Nebraska Omaha and Western Illinois last week, SLU is seeking its first three-game winning streak since the 2009-10 season. Beginning with Thursday's contest, the Billikens will play five games in 11 days.

FOLLOWING THE ACTION - Free live statistics and a subscription live video stream are available for all Billiken home games. Subscriptions for the video stream are available for $79.99 per year or $9.99 per month. The links for these features can be found in the schedule box located just below the main photo on www.SLUBillikens.com.

LAST TIME OUT - Courtney Webb registered 16 points and a career-high eight rebounds to lead Saint Louis to a 55-44 victory over Western Illinois Nov. 24. Webb tied her career high of four 3-pointers (4-of-6) and established a career best with four offensive rebounds. Lorreal Jones had 12 points and seven rebounds, while Mallory Eggert tallied 11 points and seven boards (four offensive). Jacy Bradley led all players with six assists and three steals, and Desirae Ball contributed eight points, five rebounds and four assists. Saint Louis held WIU's top three scorers, who came in with an aggregate scoring average of 39 points, to a combined 13 points. The Billikens earned a 36-24 rebounding advantage and shot 46.9 percent from the floor, including 54.2 percent in the second half.

ABOUT THE BILLIKENS - Lorreal Jones leads Saint Louis in scoring (11.8 ppg), rebounding (7.6 rpg), offensive rebounding (3.0 orpg) and field goal shooting (55.6 percent). Courtney Webb checks in with 11.4 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game and a team-high 10 3-pointers. Mallory Eggert is third in scoring (8.6 ppg) and second in rebounding (5.4 rpg) while shooting a solid 48.4 percent from the floor. Jacy Bradley averages 6.6 points and 5.0 rebounds and leads the squad in assists (4.2 apg) and steals (1.8 spg). Desirae Ball owns a 6.4 scoring mark. The Bills are +8.8 in rebounding margin and are shooting 77.6 percent from the free-throw line.

SCOUTING INDIANA STATE - The Sycamores are coming off a 48-34 victory over Belmont Sunday in Terre Haute, Ind. Third-year head coach Teri Moren has two starters and five additional players back from last year's 15-16 team that tied for fifth (9-9) in the Missouri Valley Conference. Anna Munn leads ISU in scoring (15.8 ppg) and 3-pointers (17) and is joined in double figures by Taylor Whitley (10.2 ppg) and Racheal Mahan (10.2 ppg). Mahan (8.6 rpg) and Jessica Valley (6.4 rpg) are the Sycamores' leading rebounders; Mahan grabs 4.6 offensive boards per game. Indiana State averages 57.4 points and allows an average of 50.6 points.

THE SLU-INDIANA STATE SERIES - Indiana State holds a 3-2 series lead. Saint Louis won the most recent meeting 67-53 on Dec. 21, 2002.

UP NEXT - The Billikens play at Valparaiso Saturday, Dec. 1.
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