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Gold Rush loses at Tougaloo in GCAC opener
For immediate release . . . January 4, 2007
Box Score

TOUGALOO, Miss. — Kevin McCoy scored 24 points Thursday to lead Tougaloo to a 78-59 men's basketball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana.

It was the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opener for both schools.

Mark Stewart scored 20 points, and Alfred Williams had 11 points and seven rebounds for Xavier (7-4).

McCoy was one of five Bulldogs in double figures. Brandon Caston scored 13 points, and Keithdrick Harris had 12. William Jones had 10 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocks.

Tougaloo (2-6) led 38-20 after 16 minutes and 38-26 at halftime. Cornelius Kennedy's three-point play with 13:49 remaining cut the Bulldogs' lead to 48-42, but Xavier never got closer.

Tougaloo outshot Xavier 55 to 36 percent from the floor. The losing margin was Xavier's largest of the season and came four days after its biggest winning margin, 92-66 against Wiley. Xavier lost for the third time in four games.

Xavier's next game will start at 7 p.m. Saturday against GCAC opponent Mobile in The Barn. It will be the Gold Rush's first home game in more than a month.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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