Saint Louis edges Saint Joseph’s 73-71
ST. LOUIS (AP)—Kwamain Mitchell hit a career-high five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points to lead Saint Louis over Saint Joseph’s 73-71 on Wednesday night.
Kevin Lisch added 15 for points the Billikens (16-10, 7-5 Atlantic 10), who won for the fifth time in six games and sent Saint Joseph’s (14-11, 7-4) to a third straight loss.
The Hawks’ Ahmad Nivins recorded a conference-leading 17th double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds, despite being held scoreless for the final 9:56 of the game.
Saint Louis used a 7-2 run early in the second half to take the lead for good at 53-48.
Mitchell’s final 3-pointer put the Billikens up 68-64 with 1:10 left.
A 3-pointer by Garrett Williamson brought the Hawks within 72-71 with 2.3 seconds remaining, but Lisch sank a free throw and Nivins’ desperation shot from 30 feet at the buzzer fell short.
Barry Eberhardt added 14 points and Willie Reed came off the bench to score 11 for Saint Louis.
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