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Gold Rush are 4-0 again after defeating Wiley 86-73
November 14, 2013

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     NEW ORLEANS — Senior guard Xavier Rogers scored a career-high 23 points Thursday to lead NAIA No. 19 Xavier University of Louisiana to an 86-73 men's basketball victory against Wiley.
     The Gold Rush are 4-0 for the 10th time in 11 seasons.
     Rogers made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points to lead Xavier to a 45-39 halftime advantage. Wiley (1-1) closed the gap to 45-44 with 16:52 remaining and trailed 60-56 at 6:47 before Xavier sophomore RJ Daniels scored six points during a decisive 11-3 run.
     It was the second consecutive game that Rogers scored his career best.
     Daniels, who did not start, finished with a career-high 17 points in 15 minutes. Morris Wright and Sydney Coleman scored 16 apiece for the Gold Rush. Coleman added seven rebounds, five assists and four steals and became the first Gold Rush newcomer since the 2003-04 season to score in double figures in his first four games.
     Rogers and Wright had five assists apiece, and Xavier finished with a season-high 23 assists on 30 made field goals.
     Phillip Miller, who scored 31 points in Wiley's opener, led the Wildcats with 17. Henry Sidney and Corey Blake scored 16 points apiece. Sidney made 3-of-3 3-pointers.
     Xavier shot better than 50 percent from the floor for the fourth consecutive game. The Gold Rush finished at 50.8 percent and limited Wiley to 38.6. Xavier committed 22 turnovers but gained a season-high 26.
     Xavier's next game will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday against city rival Loyola at XU's Convocation Center.


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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, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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