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Men's Basketball Loses at Saint Louis, 53-50

Corey Raji led the Eagles with 22 points.

Corey Raji led the Eagles with 22 points.

Nov. 22, 2008

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kevin Lisch, scoreless the first 14 1/2 minutes and bloodied early in the second half, had 15 points the rest of the way in Saint Louis' 53-50 victory over Boston College on Saturday.

Brian Conklin added 11 points and nine rebounds for Saint Louis (2-1), which got a strong effort from a lineup featuring seven freshmen. The Billikens had a 41-31 rebounding advantage.

Corey Raji had 22 points for Boston College (3-1), also young with 10 freshmen and sophomores. Senior Tyrese Rice, who averaged 22 points the first three games, was held to six on 2-for-13 shooting.

Reggie Jackson added 10 points for Boston College, which plays No. 11 Purdue in the NIT Tip-Off semifinals on Wednesday. The Eagles averaged 84 points in their first three games but shot 33 percent and were only 3-for-16 from 3-point range.

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