Those perimeter shots, which are considered one of his game's weaknesses, weren't falling as the 6-foot-7 floor general went 0-for-4 from beyond the arc. Eventually the Lions became so frustrated with the Red Devils' defense, a 3-2 zone, that they held the ball for nearly two minutes late in the fourth quarter, forcing Pike into the man-to-man with less than two minutes remaining.
Still the Lions were so far into an offensive funk that there was no coming back as Pike hit key free throws to hold on for the seven point victory.
Livingston finished the game with 11 points, seven assists, and three steals while committing only one turnover despite the constant defensive pressure.
As a team Peoria converted 21-of-55 from the field (.382), and 4-of-18 from the perimeter (.222).