Xavier vs La Salle

La Salle 80, Xavier 70

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Earl Pettis scored a season-high 23 points as La Salle held off Xavier 80-70 on Wednesday night in the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams.

The Explorers (11-4) have won four straight and nine of their last 10 contests while the Musketeers (9-5) have lost five of six since their brawl with Cincinnati on Dec. 10.

La Salle led 46-30 at halftime and by 18 in the second half.

A Mark Lyons 3-pointer cut the lead to five, at 74-69, with 1:45 to play, but the Explorers sealed the win with a Devon White dunk and four free throws.

Ramon Galloway added 16 points, hitting 3 of 5 3-pointers for the Explorers, who were 9 of 26 from long range.

La Salle is 11-0 when scoring 70 points and 10-1 when making at least eight 3s.

Tu Holloway and Dezmine Wells led the Musketeers with 15 points apiece.

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Scoreboard
Xavier (9-5)304070
La Salle (11-4) «463480

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Xavier Musketeers
D. Wells, F347-141-271215
A. Walker, F253-41-26137
K. Frease, C274-102-280110
T. Holloway, G382-1211-1257315
M. Lyons, G315-111-262413
J. Robinson181-30-05012
D. Davis172-50-00136
T. Taylor71-30-02012
B. Redford30-00-00000
Totals 25-6216-2045121870
 40.3%80% 
La Salle Explorers
J. Wright, F162-50-04134
R. Galloway, G394-115-643216
E. Pettis, G369-233-413323
S. Mills, G353-103-561110
T. Duren, G293-62-257410
D. White232-75-65429
D. Peterson161-11-13104
S. Zack62-20-04014
Totals 26-6519-2438201680
 40%79.2% 
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova5-117-13
Xavier5-217-35
Creighton5-215-423
Seton Hall4-215-413
Providence4-213-643
Marquette4-313-644
Butler3-413-733
Georgetown2-512-6168
DePaul1-58-10191
St. Johns0-710-970

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Rhode Island6-014-311
Davidson4-19-7133
Duquesne4-213-6229
VCU3-311-8134
UMass3-310-9158
Dayton3-39-997
George Mason3-39-10197
Saint Josephs3-38-9177
Richmond3-35-13219
St. Bona.2-312-541
Geo. Wash.2-49-10194
Saint Louis2-49-10180
La Salle2-48-11162
Fordham1-56-12273
 
Other games
MU 70 Final
GTOWN 73
DUKE 73 Final
Temple 78
EKY 67 Final
MRST 76
K-State 49 Final
Kansas 67
Syracuse 87 Final
PROV 73