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
Villanova15-332-41
Butler12-625-915
Creighton10-825-1026
Seton Hall10-821-1244
Providence10-820-1356
Marquette10-819-1361
Xavier9-924-1437
St. Johns7-1114-19140
Georgetown5-1314-18107
DePaul2-169-23236

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton15-324-830
VCU14-426-922
Rhode Island13-525-1031
Richmond13-522-1380
St. Bona.11-720-1291
Geo. Wash.10-820-15102
George Mason9-920-14103
La Salle9-915-15137
Davidson8-1017-1589
Fordham7-1113-19215
Saint Louis6-1212-21238
UMass4-1415-18193
Saint Josephs4-1411-20201
Duquesne3-1510-22266
 
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