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
Villanova13-326-32
Butler11-522-613
Creighton9-622-621
Xavier8-718-1020
Marquette8-717-1071
Seton Hall7-817-1048
Providence7-817-1168
St. Johns6-912-16123
Georgetown5-1014-1462
DePaul2-139-19234

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
VCU13-223-526
Dayton13-222-527
Rhode Island10-518-947
Richmond10-516-1196
St. Bona.9-617-1095
George Mason8-718-10110
La Salle8-714-12107
Davidson7-814-12109
Fordham7-813-15196
Geo. Wash.6-814-13132
Saint Louis4-119-19250
UMass3-1113-14182
Saint Josephs3-1210-17166
Duquesne3-1210-18232
 
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