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that started 9-0
     19-0 in 1938-39
29-0 in 1940-41

     12-0 in 1983-84
9-0 in 2010-11

9-0 Gold Rush rally late to topple Talladega
December 3, 2010

Box score

     NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Simmons had career highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds Friday, and NAIA No. 20 Xavier University of Louisiana rallied in the final 4 minutes for a 70-63 men's basketball victory against Talladega.
     The Gold Rush are 9-0 for the first time since the 1983-84 season and the second time since World War II. XU has 13 consecutive regular-season victories and an 11-game win streak at The Barn.
     Consecutive 3-point plays by Montrelle Taylor fueled a 14-0 spurt which gave Talladega (5-6) a 57-55 lead with 6:11 remaining. But Xavier closed with a 13-4 run that included 11 free throws in 14 attempts. Simmons' two free throws at 3:32 put the Rush ahead to stay at 61-59.
     Devin Andrew scored all 12 of his points in the second half for Xavier — he led the Rush with five points in the closing run — and Michael Harvey scored 11, including a season-best three 3-pointers. Simmons' double-double was his second of the season.
     Kerry Harvis scored 22 points, and Taylor added a season-high 16 for Talladega, which dropped its third straight.
     Xavier outshot Talladega 50 to 17 percent from the floor, and Simmons had 13 points en route to XU's 38-27 halftime lead. The Gold Rush finished at 42 percent — Talladega at 27.9 — and Xavier had a 45-36 rebound advantage.
     Talladega, playing the sixth of 12 consecutive road games and its third in five days, lost three players to fouls.
     Xavier will visit city rival Loyola for a 7 p.m. game Monday.


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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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