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XU beats Loyola on Andrew's basket with 2 seconds left
January 15, 2011

Box score

     NEW ORLEANS — Devin Andrew's basket with two seconds remaining lifted NAIA No. 13 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 66-64 men's basketball victory over city rival Loyola.
     The Gold Rush (16-2) won for the 14th straight time at The Barn and improved to 33-1 in non-conference home games during the last four years.
     The Wolfpack (7-8) erased an 11-point lead in the final 10 minutes and tied the score at 64 on Robert Lovaglio's two free throws with 1:14 remaining. But Andrew, who scored all 11 of his points in the final 12:07, bailed out Xavier when he drove the lane and scored from 10 feet.
     After a Loyola timeout, Xavier's Kevin Miller, near midcourt, stole Richard Kohnke's inbounds pass to end the game. It was the second time this season that Miller preserved a Xavier victory with a game-ending steal. He did it Nov. 29 in a three-point victory at St. Thomas (Texas).
     Anthony Simmons and Jamaan Kenner added 10 points apiece for Xavier, and Simmons led the Gold Rush with seven rebounds.
     Lovaglio, a freshman, scored a career-high 29 points for Loyola and grabbed seven rebounds. Corey Gray scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers in seven attempts.
     Gray's 3-pointer during the eighth minute gave Loyola its largest lead at 19-12, then Michael Harvey and Jeremy Lee scored six points apiece to rally Xavier to a 34-26 advantage at halftime. But Lovaglio scored 18 second-half points and finished the game 11-of-13 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the line. His 3-pointer with 2:02 remaining tied the score at 62.
     Xavier shot 52.4 percent from the floor, and Loyola shot 50 percent.
     Xavier, a 19-point winner at Loyola on Dec. 6, swept the season series for the first time since 2007-08. The next Gold Rush game will start at 7 p.m. Monday against Spring Hill 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).
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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