The Saint Louis Billikens held just two leads against Iowa last night. The first one came, when senior Josh Fisher scored thirty seconds into the game. The second one came when sophomore Anthony Drejaj nailed a three-pointer as time expired to give SLU a 70-69 win over Iowa in their first-round NIT match up. The Billikens led by as many as 18 points in the first half, but never gave up. They cut the lead to 35-26 by half time, but the Hawkeyes bumped that lead back to 12. Still, Saint Louis refused to give up. Drejaj hit a pair of free throws with 23 seconds to go. But Iowa rushed down the court and Pierre Pierce hit a lay up with five seconds to go. That’s when things got confusing. The clock never stopped and the officials had to review tape of the game to decide how much time SLU had for their last shot. Once the dust settled, five seconds remained on the game clock. He finished with 23 points. The Billikens improved to 19-12 and will face the winner of tonight’s Purdue/Notre Dame game.
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