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Rush win 53-50, complete season sweep of Crusaders
January 10, 2011

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     NEW ORLEANS — Devin Andrew scored 14 points Monday to lead NAIA No. 13 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 53-50 men's basketball victory over William Carey.
     Despite scoring its fewest points in a game this season, Xavier (15-2) won for the 13th straight time at The Barn and completed a two-game season sweep of the Crusaders (8-7). The Gold Rush are 32-1 in non-conference home games during the last four seasons.
     Andrew scored in double figures for a team-leading 15th time this season. Michael Harvey and Anthony Simmons added 10 points apiece for Xavier, and Chris Iles' two free throws with 2:54 remaining put the Gold Rush ahead to stay, 48-47. It was the game's 13th lead change.
     Kevin Branch missed a 3-pointer at the final buzzer for William Carey, which has lost four straight.
     Drew Meyerchick led the Crusaders with 17 points and was his team's only double-figure scorer.
     Xavier trailed 17-11 in the 15th minute before rallying for a 24-23 halftime advantage. William Carey reclaimed the lead in the second half and led 36-31 after Donzedrick Smith's basket with 11:41 remaining.
     Xavier shot a season-worst 32.5 percent from the floor but outscored the Crusaders 25-9 in made free throws. Simmons grabbed eight rebounds and Denzell Erves seven to lead Xavier to a 35-30 advantage on the boards.
     Xavier, winner of 19 of its last 22 games, will play city rival Loyola at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Barn.


 

 
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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).
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