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Manning's overtime basket at the buzzer beats Gold Rush
November 14, 2009

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     NEW ORLEANS — Senior guard Trey Manning swished a 19-footer at the buzzer in overtime Saturday to lift Texas College to a 67-65 men's basketball victory over Xavier University of Louisiana.
     Both teams are 3-1. The Steers denied the Gold Rush its seventh consecutive 4-0 start and beat Xavier for the first time in seven tries since 1993. Xavier leads the series 24-8.
     Manning, who also had nine rebounds and six assists, made the winning shot after Xavier's Wanto Joseph committed an offensive foul with 22 seconds remaining.
     Jacobie Bias added 17 points for Texas College, and David Hymes had 12, six in overtime.
     Devin Andrew scored 14 points and Cordell Hadnot 12 for Xavier. Hadnot scored six in overtime.
     Kevin Miller's basket at 2:35 of the extra period gave Xavier its biggest lead, 61-57. But the Steers tied the game after Bias made two free throws at 2:19 and Hymes made two more at 1:57.
     Texas College led throughout most of regulation, including 47-38 with 6:50 remaining and 52-45 at 3:30. But the Gold Rush scored on its final five possessions, including Ryan DeRousselle's two free throws with 7.8 seconds remaining to tie the score at 57. Manning then missed a shot on the final possession to send the teams to overtime.
     The Steers made 12 consecutive free-throw attempts in the final 11 minutes — they were 6-of-6 in overtime — after making three of their first 12.
     Xavier trailed 26-19 at halftime but rallied by shooting 59 percent from the floor in the second half. Andrew was 4-of-4 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the line after the break but fouled out with 22 seconds remaining in regulation.
     It was just the third Xavier loss in its past 21 games at The Barn dating to February 2008.
     Xavier's next game will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday against NCAA Division II opponent Delta State at The Barn. Texas College will visit NCAA Division I opponent Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. Monday.

 

 
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