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Xavier wins 72-58 at Southern, moves to 12-0
December 20, 2010

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     BATON ROUGE, La. — Senior guard Michael Harvey scored a season-high 20 points Monday to lead NAIA No. 9 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 72-58 men's basketball victory over Southern University.
     The Gold Rush are 12-0 for the first time since 1983-84 and the second time since World War II. Xavier scored its first regular-season victory against an NCAA Division I opponent since a 76-71 decision at Southern on Nov. 13, 2000.
     Harvey scored 10 points in each half and matched his career high of four 3-pointers made.
     Anthony Simmons scored 14 points and Devin Andrew 10 for Xavier, which has a 16-game regular-season win streak, its longest since the 1981-82 season. Andrew, Simmons and Cordell Hadnot each grabbed seven rebounds, and Chris Iles had nine points, eight assists and three steals.
     Jameel Grace scored a season-high 15 points for Southern (1-9), which has lost seven in row. Julius Ingram scored 11 and Brandon White 10.
     Xavier never trailed, led 12-2 after 4 minutes and 32-20 at halftime. Blake Sanford's basket with 11:17 remaining cut XU's lead to 47-43, but the Gold Rush answered with six straight points — including a Harvey basket, then a Harvey pass to Andrew for a 3-pointer — to make it 53-43 with 7:32 remaining. The Jaguars never got closer than eight points thereafter.
—Xavier outshot the Jaguars 50 to 37.7 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 41-29. The Gold Rush made a season-high eight 3-pointers and shot a season-best 85.7 percent from the line, making 18-of-21 free throws.
—The double-digit victory was Xavier's ninth of the season.
—Xavier will break for Christmas, then resume its schedule at 4 p.m. EST on Dec. 29 against Webber International in the Miami Gardens Classic at Miami Gardens, Fla. Southern will play host to Tulane at 7 p.m. Thursday.


 

 
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