Billikens Begin Two-Game Philly Swing at Temple
BILLIKENS LOOK FOR FIRST-EVER WIN AGAINST TEMPLE - Saint Louis (10-12, 4-3 A-10) begins the second half of the Atlantic 10 Conference schedule Sunday, Feb. 10, in Philadelphia against Temple (10-12, 3-4 A-10). Tip time at the Liacouras Center is 1 p.m. (CT). The Billikens, winners of two straight and three of four, are seeking their first win against the Owls.
FOLLOWING THE ACTION - Free live statistics and a subscription live video stream are available for the SLU-Temple game. 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 - Lorreal Jones registered her fourth double-double of the season, and Saint Louis overcame a sluggish start to defeat Massachusetts 59-50 Thursday night at Chaifetz Arena. Jones scored a team-high 13 points and tied for game-high honors with 11 rebounds, including a game-high and team-season-high seven offensive boards. Jacy Bradley tallied 12 points, seven rebounds and game highs of six assists and three steals. Mallory Eggert scored nine points, and Halee Castleman grabbed 10 rebounds. The Billikens' 45-36 rebounding advantage included 17 offensive boards, tying the team's season high. SLU suffered just 12 turnovers and was 14-of-17 (.824) from the free-throw line.
BILLIKEN LEADERS - SLU features a balanced offensive attack, with five players averaging between 8.8 and 11.8 points. Lorreal Jones leads the way at 11.8 ppg, followed by Jacy Bradley (9.1 ppg), Desirae Ball (8.9 ppg), Courtney Webb (8.8 ppg) and Mallory Eggert (8.8 ppg). Jones also tops the SLU charts in rebounding (8.5 rpg), offensive rebounding (3.4 orpg) and field goal shooting (.473). Eggert pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game, with Bradley and Halee Castleman tied for third at 4.3 rpg. Bradley averages a team-high 4.7 assists. Webb and Bradley lead the Bills in 3-pointers with 32 and 27, respectively.
SCOUTING TEMPLE - The Owls are coming off a 66-43 loss at Charlotte Wednesday. Victoria Macaulay leads Temple in scoring (14.5 ppg), rebounding (9.2 rpg) and blocks (2.4 bpg). Rateska Brown tosses in 10.6 points per game, while Tyonna Williams averages 10.2 points and a team-high 5.0 assists. Brown (44) and Williams (30) have combined for 74 of the Owls' 100 3-pointers. Natasha Thames pulls down 7.1 rebounds per contest.UP NEXT - The Billikens stay in Philadelphia for a game at La Salle Wednesday, Feb. 13 (11 a.m. CT).