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Rush lose 84-64 at Talladega but still second in GCAC
February 11, 2012

Box score

     TALLADEGA, Ala. — Talladega defeated NAIA No. 25 Xavier University of Louisiana 84-64 in a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball game Saturday.
     The Tornadoes (8-16 overall, 6-4 GCAC) ended the four-game win streak of the Gold Rush (18-7, 7-3). Xavier dropped to 2 games behind conference leader Tougaloo, which won at Dillard, but held on to second place when SUNO lost at Edward Waters.
     BJ Miller, one of five double-figure scorers for Talladega, scored a season-high 26 points. Chris Iles scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, and Wanto Joseph 10 for Xavier.
     Talladega made 27-of-30 free throws and outshot Xavier 54.5 to 44.9 percent from the floor. The Tornadoes committed nine turnovers and gained 24. Xavier was 15-of-29 from the line.
     Xavier suffered its biggest losing margin in a GCAC game since a 71-45 decision at Tougaloo on Feb. 12, 2009.
     Talladega, in the first season of its second stint as a GCAC member, gained a regular-season split with Xavier, which beat the Tornadoes 77-64 at The Barn on Jan. 21.
     The Gold Rush will play Tougaloo at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the final XU basketball game at The Barn, which opened in 1937. It will be senior night for Cordell Hadnot, Chris Iles, Jamaan Kenner and Jeremy Lee, who will be honored in a pregame ceremony. Tougaloo can clinch the GCAC regular-season championship with a victory.


 

 
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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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