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Gold Rush again win in overtime against Dillard
February 20, 2010

Box score

     NEW ORLEANS — Ryan DeRousselle scored 15 of his career-high 19 points after halftime Saturday, and Devin Andrew's 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining in overtime lifted Xavier University of Louisiana to a 77-74 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Dillard in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crosstown Classic at The Barn.
     The Gold Rush (16-12 overall, 7-9 GCAC) defeated the Bleu Devils (4-20, 1-15) for the second time in overtime this season.
     Andrew, who finished with 14 points, made his 3-pointer from the left corner to give Xavier a 75-72 lead and cap an 8-1 run. Kevin Miller, a freshman, made two free throws for the Rush with 7.9 seconds remaining for the final points.
     James Burkes missed a 3-pointer for Dillard on the final possession.
     Jamaan Kenner and Dannie Woods scored 12 points apiece for Xavier. Woods reached double figures for the second straight game after missing 12 consecutive games due to injury.
     Mico Sjekloca scored a season-high 24 points for the Bleu Devils, and Burkes had 18 points and 10 rebounds, his second double-double in three games.
     Sjekloca's 3-point play with 5.8 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 64, then Andrew missed from 30 feet as the period expired.
     Miller's basket at 13:57 of the first half gave Xavier a 15-3 lead, but Myron McGowan had six points and an assist to rally Dillard to a 20-19 advantage at 5:35. Autrail Manning's basket with one second remaining gave Dillard a 32-30 halftime lead.
     DeRousselle's two free throws gave Xavier a 60-55 lead with 3:18 remaining in regulation, but Dillard scored on four of its next six possessions to force overtime.
     Xavier outshot Dillard 57.8 to 43.3 percent from the floor.
     Xavier leads the series with Dillard, its city, conference and HBCU rival, 72-47. The Rush won 10 of the last 11 meetings and 13 of the last 15. Xavier is 4-0 in overtime against Dillard in the last five seasons.


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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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