Huskies Fall To Billikens
Dec. 6, 2000
SEATTLE (AP) - Maurice Jeffers matched a career-high 18 points as he led St.Louis to a 69-61 victory over the Washington Huskies on Tuesday night.
Jeffers, the Billikens' leading scorer with a 12-point average, hit just4-of-11 from the field, but made 10-of-11 from the free throw line.
Chris Heinrich scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for St. Louis,(5-1). It was the first double-double by any St. Louis player this season.
Washington (3-3) trailed by as many as 13 points, 62-49, when Jeffers hithis final two free throws with three minutes remaining in the game.
St. Louis outscored Washington by 15 points from the free-throw line.
It was the first time St. Louis had played at Washington since the 1954-55season. The all-time series is now tied at six victories apiece.
Clark scored seven points in the first 2:45 as the Huskies jumped out to aquick 9-4 advantage. Washington's shots didn't fall over the final sevenminutes of the first half, and the Billikens turned a 19-15 deficit to a 30-22halftime lead.
The Huskies' only points during a 15-3 St. Louis first-half run came from aThalo Green three-pointer with 5:40 left in the half. Green's shot snapped arun of three consecutive field goals from Matt Baniak, who finished with 16points.