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Spring Hill rallies to beat Gold Rush on Senior Night
February 26, 2009

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     NEW ORLEANS — Jeremy Price scored seven of his 23 points in the final four minutes Thursday to help Spring Hill rally for a 75-67 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Xavier University of Louisiana.
     The Badgers (16-10 overall, 10-7 GCAC) snapped the three-game winning streak of the Gold Rush (19-10, 11-6) and spoiled Xavier's Senior Night, which included a pregame ceremony for Kelechi Okoroha and Shaun Dumas.
     Okoroha scored 18 points to reach 1,002 for his three-year career, and Dumas scored 17 to reach 1,407 in four years. Michael Harvey added 10 points for Xavier.
     Marcus Coleman scored 19 points — including a 3-pointer which put Spring Hill ahead to stay at 66-64 with 2:15 remaining — and Nick Brown added 11.
     Spring Hill trailed 12-0 through four minutes, 18-4 through 6 minutes and 44-34 with 15:45 remaining before rallying to complete its first two-game regular-season sweep of Xavier since 2001-02.
     Xavier dropped into a three-way tie for second place in the GCAC with Loyola and LSU-Shreveport with one regular-season game remaining. Tougaloo has clinched the regular-season championship and the first of the GCAC's two automatic bids to the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I National Championship.
     The Rush will play longtime rival Dillard at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Bleu Devil Classic at the University of New Orleans' Lakefront Arena.


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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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