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Okoroha's hot half moves Xavier past Carver Bible
November 1, 2008

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     NEW ORLEANS — Kelechi Okoroha scored all 17 of his points in nine first-half minutes Saturday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana in an 88-53 men's basketball victory over Carver Bible at The Barn.
     The Gold Rush (2-0) won on consecutive days to start a season for the first time since 2003.
     Okoroha, who did not play in the second half, was 6-of-6 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line to spark Xavier to a 44-25 halftime lead.
     Dannie Woods and Olumide Olafioye scored 12 points apiece for Xavier, and Landon Bussie — a transfer from NCAA Division II's Livingstone — had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Devin Andrew and Cordell Hadnot scored nine points each.
     Reggie Anderson scored 24 points for Carver Bible (0-2), and Delta Leonard and Cameron Blake had 10 apiece.
     Xavier outshot the Cougars 58 to 37 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 44-18. The Rush committed 27 turnovers but gained 32.
     It's the first time since the 1956-57 season that Xavier allowed less than 60 points in each of its first two games. The Rush won 58-55 at home Friday against Southern Polytechnic.
     Xavier's next game will start at 6 p.m. Friday against Huston-Tillotson at The Barn.


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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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