Saint Louis 57, No. 20 Tulane 56
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Angie Lewis made a free throw with 2:01 remaining, giving Saint Louis a 57-56 victory over No. 20 Tulane on Sunday.
Lewis sank the first attempt of a 1-and-1 to give Saint Louis (9-7, 2-1 Conference USA) its first victory in nine games over Tulane (14-4, 2-1). This was only the second victory ever by Saint Louis over a ranked team and its first since Jan. 1, 1999, when it defeated No. 23 Memphis.
Saint Louis had lost three of its last four games; Tulane had won six of its last seven.
Jana Haywood and Kirsti Holloway each scored 12 points for Saint Louis. Holloway’s points came of 4 3-point field goals. Teana McKiver was the only Tulane player in double figures with 22 points.
Saint Louis led 48-41 with 6:45 remaining for its largest lead. Tulane went in front 56-54 but Amie Van Deurzen hit a short jumper at 3:06 to make it 56-56.
Saint Louis was 5-for-20 in the first 13 minutes before hitting four of its next seven shots, including two 3-pointers by Holloway to lead 23-20.
After two free throws by Britt Themann, Haywood hit a jumper for the Billikens, giving Saint Louis a 25-20 lead. Tulane scored the last five points of the half to lead 27-25.
Saint Louis finished shooting 41 percent while Tulane hit 47 percent. Tulane outrebounded Saint Louis 37-24. Tulane made 27 turnovers to the Billikens’ 20.