Xavier Tops Dayton, Assures A-10 Title Tie

No. 18 Louisville squeaks by Pitt; No. 21 Irish outshoot 'Cuse
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2008 7:19 PM CST
Xavier's Drew Lavender (24) drives past the defense of Dayton's Brian Roberts (2) during the first half of a college basketball game played Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Dayton, Ohio. No. 10 Xavier defeated...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Xavier extended its winning streak to 10 games, including six straight on the road, with a 57-51 win over struggling Dayton. The No. 10 Musketeers, 12-1 in conference play, are assured of at least a tie for the Atlantic 10 title, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. Senior Josh Duncan was the only one in double figures for Xavier with 14 points. Elsewhere:

  • Louisville used 58% shooting and withstood the persistent Panthers late in the second half to hang on for a 75-73 win at Pitt. David Padgett led the Cardinals with 21 points while Edgar Sosa had 18.
  • Kyle McAlarney made a school-record nine three-pointers on only 11 attempts and scored 30 points to lead host Notre Dame over Syracuse, 94-87.