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
Villanova16-233-32
Butler12-623-1131
Georgetown12-622-1125
Providence11-722-1222
St. Johns10-821-1244
Xavier9-923-1430
Seton Hall6-1216-1597
DePaul6-1212-20197
Creighton4-1414-19151
Marquette4-1413-19147

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Davidson14-424-835
Dayton13-527-932
Rhode Island13-523-1066
VCU12-626-1015
Richmond12-621-1456
Geo. Wash.10-822-1384
St. Bona.10-818-13121
UMass10-817-1581
La Salle8-1017-16101
Saint Joes7-1113-18178
Duquesne6-1212-19223
Fordham4-1410-21238
George Mason4-149-22222
Saint Louis3-1511-21272
 
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NC 69
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Kentucky 74
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Mich St 65
Florida St 62 Final
DUKE 59
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SDSU 59