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Xavier loses at Wiley; Rush, Wildcats split season series
November 26, 2013

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     MARSHALL, Texas — Sydney Coleman recorded his third consecutive double-double Tuesday for Xavier University of Louisiana, but the Gold Rush lost 66-57 at Wiley in men's basketball.
     Coleman had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Gold Rush (5-2), ranked 19th in NAIA Division I. Morris Wright had 17 points and three steals, and RJ Daniels had 10 points and a career-high-tying six rebounds.
     Xavier and Wiley (4-1) split their season series. The Gold Rush won by 13 in New Orleans 12 days earlier.
     Phillip Miller scored 21 points, including 10-of-11 free throws, for the Wildcats. Marquis Green and Corey Blake scored 11 points apiece.
     Xavier led for nearly 16 consecutive minutes before Wiley rallied for a halftime tie at 31. The Wildcats took their first lead, 44-43, when Ladarrin Williams made the second of two free throws with 7:44 remaining.
     Coleman's basket with 4:39 remaining gave Xavier its final lead, 50-49. Wiley scored 15 of the next 18 points, with Miller collecting the last seven in a row to give the Wildcats their largest lead, 64-53, with 44 seconds remaining.
     Coleman has scored in double figures in every game this season. Wright reached double figures for the fourth consecutive game and the sixth time in seven games.
     Xavier will return home for Thanksgiving, then go on the road again to play LeMoyne-Owen of NCAA Division II at 2 p.m. Saturday in Memphis, Tenn. The next Gold Rush home game will start at 7 p.m. next Tuesday against NAIA No. 10 William Carey at the Convocation Center.


 

 
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