Xavier 67

(10-9, 2-5 A 10)

Dayton 74

(17-3, 7-0 A 10)

    12:00 PM ET, January 31, 2004

    University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio

    1 2 T
    XAV 34 3367
    DAY 34 4074

    Dayton 74, Xavier 67

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Ramod Marshall scored 21 points and made an off-balance 10-foot jumper in the final minute, leading Dayton to a 74-67 win over Xavier on Saturday.

    Keith Waleskowski added 17 points and nine rebounds and Sean Finn scored 15 points for the Flyers.

    Dayton (17-3, 7-0 Atlantic 10) moved five games ahead of the Musketeers (10-9, 2-5) in the A10 West while snapping a five-game home losing streak against Xavier.

    Romain Sato led Xavier with 21 points. Dedrick Finn scored 14 while Justin Doellman and Anthony Myles each had 11.

    Sean Finn's jumper with 2:22 remaining put Dayton ahead to stay 66-64, and Waleskowski converted a three-point play for a five-point lead with 1:38 left.

    After Sato hit a 3-pointer for Xavier, Marshall knocked down a fadeaway jumper in the lane to give Dayton a 71-67 lead with 56 seconds remaining. Waleskowski made one free throw with 24 seconds left and Marshall made two with 10 seconds to go.

    The Musketeers missed their final six shots -- five of them 3s.

    Xavier outscored Dayton 18-9 over the final six minutes of the first half to tie the score 34-all at the break, then opened the second half on a 15-6 run to take a 49-40 lead with 13:43 to play.

    Dayton's James Cripe scored five of his nine points during a 10-2 run that pulled the Flyers to 51-50 with 10:54 remaining.

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