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Andrew scores 21 to help Xavier move to 6-0
November 22, 2008

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     NEW ORLEANS — Devin Andrew scored 14 of his career-high 21 points in the second half Saturday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 71-49 men's basketball victory over Texas College at The Barn.
     Xavier, No. 14 in Victory Sports Network's NAIA Division I rankings, is 6-0 in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1940-41.
     The Gold Rush, playing its alumni homecoming game, never lost the lead after Andrew went 3-for-3 from the free-throw line during Xavier's opening possession. Xavier led 31-23 at halftime, and the final margin was the game's largest.
     Harold Cleveland, with 10 points, was Xavier's other double-figure scorer. Cleveland scored in double figures for the second consecutive game and recorded his first three steals of the season.
     Dannie Woods and Kelechi Okoroha each grabbed seven rebounds for the Rush, and Woods' total was a season-high. Shaun Dumas had a season-high 10 assists and reached double-figures in that category for the 10th time in his career.
     Xavier limited Czyz Bennett, a second-team NAIA All-American in 2007-08, to 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting. Maurice Gay and Xavier Yates scored eight points apiece for the Steers (1-4), who have a four-game losing streak. The Steers' 49 points were a season low and the fewest they've scored against Xavier since the 1949-50 season. It also was the fewest points allowed by Xavier this season.
     Xavier shot a season-low 41.4 percent from the floor but limited Texas College to 39.5 percent — the fifth time in six games a Rush opponent shot less than 40 percent. The Rush outrebounded the Steers 38-30, committed a season-low 13 turnovers and gained 22.
     Xavier will play its first regular-season road game of the year at 9 p.m. Friday (7 p.m. PST) against MidAmerica Nazarene (3-2) in the Concordia Thanksgiving Tournament at Irvine, Calif. Texas College's next game will start at 2 p.m. Wednesday at home against Delta State.

 

 
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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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