Gold Rush, 8-0 for first time since '80s, win at St. Thomas
November 29, 2010
HOUSTON — Devin Andrew scored 19 points Monday,
and Kevin Miller's free throw and steal in the final 10 seconds helped NAIA No. 20
Xavier University of Louisiana preserve a 63-60 men's basketball victory over
St. Thomas (Texas).
The Gold Rush, winning by three points on the road for
the second time in three days, are 8-0 for the first time since the 1983-84 season.
St. Thomas is 3-6.
Andrew missed the front end of a 1-and-1 free throw with
8.5 seconds remaining and Xavier leading 62-60, but Miller grabbed the rebound and
was fouled while shooting. Miller made the front end of double-bonus free throws,
then stole the ball from Anthony Medina before he could beat the buzzer with
an attempted 3-pointer.
Cordell Hadnot had nine points and a career-high-tying 12
rebounds for Xavier, which trailed 29-24 at halftime. The Gold Rush committed 11
more turnovers than the Celts but outshot them 56.8 to 40 percent from the floor
and outrebounded them 30-21. Xavier shot 68.4 percent from the floor (13-of-19)
in the second half.
Jeremy Lewis led St. Thomas with 16 points and six
assists, and Medina had 12 points. Both made three 3-pointers.
Andrew and Hadnot scored nine first-half points apiece,
and Hadnot had seven rebounds by halftime. Hadnot, a junior, has reached double-figure
rebounds three times at Xavier, all on the road.
Xavier has won 12 consecutive regular-season games, its
longest streak since winning 13 in a row in 1986-87. The next Gold Rush game
will start at 6 p.m. Friday against Talladega at The Barn.