Xavier vs Saint Louis

Holloway leads Xavier into A-10 final

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Tu Holloway scored 21 points and Kenny Frease grabbed a big rebound and made two late free throws as Xavier advanced to the Atlantic 10 title game with a 71-64 victory over Saint Louis on Saturday.

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Freshman Dezmine Wells added 18 points and Mark Lyons had 14 for the third-seeded Musketeers (21-11), who will face fourth-seeded St. Bonaventure (19-11) Sunday for the league's automatic NCAA berth. The Bonnies beat eighth-seeded Massachusetts 84-80 in the first semifinal at Boardwalk Hall.

Xavier, which has been to six straight NCAA tournaments, won the earlier meeting this season 77-64.

Brian Conklin had 14 points for Saint Louis (25-7), which certainly will get its first NCAA bid since Rick Majerus became coach in 2007-08. The Billikens were last in the tournament in 2000.

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Jordair Jett draws the foul, but Dezmine Wells has the last word, scoring 18 points in Xavier's victory.  (US Presswire)
Jordair Jett draws the foul, but Dezmine Wells has the last word, scoring 18 points in Xavier's victory. (US Presswire)
Scoreboard
Xavier (21-11) «294271
Saint Louis (25-7)234164
XAVIER:T. Holloway 21 Pts
XAVIER:M. Lyons 6 Reb
XAVIER:T. Holloway 3 Ast
STLOU:B. Conklin 14 Pts
STLOU:D. Evans 8 Reb
STLOU:K. Mitchell 9 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
XavierSaint Louis
XAVIER
Tu Holloway
STLOU
Kwamain Mitchell
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
21531049
Xavier Musketeers
T. Holloway, G396-146-653021
M. Lyons, G395-92-261114
D. Wells, G-F346-86-642318
A. Walker, F302-61-33245
K. Frease, C273-63-43039
T. Taylor, F121-10-05032
J. Robinson, F111-10-02022
J. Martin, F50-00-00130
D. Davis, G30-00-01010
B. Redford, GDid Not Play
G. McKenzie, FDid Not Play
G. Dougan, GDid Not Play
Totals 24-4518-212992071
 53.3%85.7% 
Saint Louis Billikens
K. Mitchell, G353-142-249210
B. Conklin, F294-96-900514
D. Evans, F265-81-180211
M. McCall Jr., G240-40-03210
R. Loe, F223-70-02148
J. Jett, G334-73-532211
C. Ellis, F253-42-320210
K. Cassity, G30-10-00000
C. Remekun, F30-00-01000
J. Barnett, FDid Not Play
B. Daly, GDid Not Play
G. Gehlen, FDid Not Play
J. Manning, CDid Not Play
G. Glaze, FDid Not Play
Totals 22-5414-2023141864
 40.7%70.0% 
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova7-119-11
Butler6-217-33
Creighton5-218-27
Xavier4-314-515
Marquette4-313-674
Seton Hall3-413-636
Providence3-513-853
St. Johns3-59-12154
Georgetown1-610-1093
DePaul1-68-12214

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton6-115-428
VCU5-215-542
La Salle5-211-664
Richmond5-211-8121
Rhode Island4-212-649
St. Bona.4-212-6101
George Mason3-313-6134
Fordham3-49-11234
Davidson2-49-8104
Geo. Wash.2-410-9135
Saint Josephs2-49-9104
UMass2-512-890
Duquesne2-59-11207
Saint Louis1-65-14242
 
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