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Bess, Goodwin lead Saint Louis to 73-61 win over Cent. Ark.

ST. LOUIS (AP) Javon Bess had 19 points and Jordan Goodwin added 18 to lead Saint Louis to a 73-61 victory over Central Arkansas on Saturday afternoon.

Goodwin grabbed six rebounds while dishing out six assists. Tramaine Isabell Jr added 13 points and Carte'Are Gordon chipped in 10 with nine rebounds and three blocked shots for Saint Louis (5-1) which fell to Pitt 75-73 in The Barclays Center Classic on Wednesday for its only loss. The Billikens will face Butler next Saturday.

The Billikens sprinted to an early lead, going up by 13, before Central Arkansas rallied to close to 34-30 at the break. The Bears stayed within single digits of catching Saint Louis until Gordon slammed home a dunk for a 63-53 advantage with 3:25 remaining. Bess made four straight free throws in the final seconds to secure the win.

Deandre Jones had 22 points to lead Central Arkansas (2-4), which now has lost three straight games.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Personal foul on Demarius Jacobs 9:26
+ 3 Javon Bess made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Carte'Are Gordon 9:35
  Defensive rebound by D.J. Foreman 9:57
  Hayden Koval missed hook shot 9:59
+ 1 D.J. Foreman made 2nd of 2 free throws 10:21
+ 1 D.J. Foreman made 1st of 2 free throws 10:21
  Shooting foul on SK Shittu 10:21
  Offensive foul on Tramaine Isabell 10:56
+ 2 Javon Bess made jump shot, assist by Tramaine Isabell 11:29
  Shooting foul on Carte'Are Gordon 11:41
  Personal foul on Fred Thatch Jr. 12:44
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Cent. Arkansas 2-4 303161
home team logo Saint Louis 5-1 343973
Team Stats
away team logo Cent. Arkansas 2-4 72.2 PPG 38.7 RPG 14.0 APG
home team logo Saint Louis 5-1 67.1 PPG 42.8 RPG 13.0 APG
Key Players
25
T. Unruh 13.0 PPG 3.7 RPG 2.1 APG 43.8 FG%
3
J. Bess 15.3 PPG 6.7 RPG 1.8 APG 39.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB