If you’re going to miss field goals, it’s probably a good idea to make your free throws. That was the case for Saint Louis University in its 58-52 win over Chicago St. on Wednesday. The Billikens shot just 28 percent from the field, but made 33-of-45 free throws to improve to 6-5.

SLU was nearly perfect from the charity stripe in the first half, hitting 15-of-16. That helped them to a 33-21 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Billikens cooled off from the fret throw line, but they still converted 18-of-29 attempts. Things were barren for SLU offensively in the second half—they made just three field goals over the final 20 minutes of the game.

Ian Vouyoukas was SLU’s leading scorer with 17 points and freshman Kevin Lisch added 15.