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Harvey scores 27 to lead Gold Rush past No. 25 Tougaloo
February 8, 2010

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     NEW ORLEANS — Michael Harvey scored a career-high 27 points Monday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 79-68 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over NAIA No. 25 Tougaloo.
     It was the third victory of the season for the Gold Rush (14-10 overall, 5-7 GCAC) against a ranked opponent.
     Harvey scored 17 points in the first half and put Xavier ahead to stay, 32-30, with a 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining in the period. He then made three free throws with nine seconds remaining to give Xavier a 35-31 halftime lead.
     Xavier's biggest lead was 75-56 in the final 90 seconds.
     Ryan DeRousselle had 13 points and a career-best nine assists for Xavier.
     Keith Fisher scored 22 points and Deshun Carter 15 for Tougaloo (16-6, 7-5), and Sylvester Collins had 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Bulldogs have lost three in a row and five of seven since a 14-1 start.
     Both teams shot slightly less than 40 percent from the floor, but Xavier made 20 more free throws than Tougaloo. The Gold Rush was 26-of-32 from the line in the second half and finished 36-of-42. Harvey was 8-of-8 from the line, and DeRousselle was 9-of-10.


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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 teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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