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Gold Rush rally late for 60-56 victory against SUNO
January 11, 2014

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     NEW ORLEANS — Freshman guard Lucas Martin-Julien made six free throws in the final 5:07 to help NAIA No. 24 Xavier University of Louisiana rally for a 60-56 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory against city rival SUNO at the Convocation Center.
     The Gold Rush (13-4, 3-0) have won four straight and 8-of-9. It was Xavier's first home game after six straight on the road.
     Xavier trailed 54-50 after SUNO's Joshua Major made a 3-pointer with 5:15 remaining, then outscored the Knights 10-2 thereafter. Xavier Rogers' two free throws with 3:16 remaining put the Rush ahead to stay, 55-54.
     Martin-Julien made four free throws with six seconds remaining — the last two after SUNO exceeded its limit of timeouts and was assessed a technical foul — to conclude the scoring.
     Martin-Julien scored a career-high 13 points. Rogers scored 18 points, and Sydney Coleman produced his fifth double-double of the season, 15 points and 11 rebounds. Morris Wright had five assists, and Olivier Siewe grabbed seven rebounds.
     Russell Hill and Merlin Walker scored 14 points and points for SUNO (9-6, 1-2). Walker's total was a season high, and he also had six assists.
     Xavier outshot the Knights 41.3 to 40 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 32-24. The Gold Rush committed a season-low nine turnovers and limited Major, the GCAC leader in made 3-pointers per game, to 1-of-7 from long range.
     Xavier led 30-29 at halftime.
     Xavier will continue its six-game home stand with a 7 p.m. Monday game against non-conference opponent Spring Hill.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

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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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