Scores

Final 3OT

Xavier 86

(6-5, 0-1 A 10)

Massachusetts 90

(7-5, 1-1 A 10)

    2:00 PM ET, January 8, 2005

    William D. Mullins Center, Amherst, Massachusetts

    1 2 OT 2OT 3OT T
    XAV 30 30 12 6 886
    MASS 32 28 12 6 1290

    Top Performers

    Xavier: J. Doellman 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Blk

    Massachusetts: M. Maxwell 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Massachusetts 90, Xavier 86 (3OT)

    AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Jeff Salovski scored a career-high 21 points, including eight in the third overtime, to lift Massachusetts to a 90-86 victory over Xavier on Saturday.

    Salovski, a 6-foot-11, 325-pound freshman, hit the last basket of regulation to tie the game at 60-60 and also hit the last two baskets of the second overtime period, tying the game at 78-78 with 10 seconds left after grabbing an offensive rebound.

    Salovski shot 9-for-10 from the field and was also tied for the team lead in rebounds with nine.

    Massachusetts (7-5, 1-1 Atlantic 10) had five players in double figures. Maurice Maxwell had 16 points nine rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Anderson added 14 points, including four 3-pointers, Rashuan Freeman scored 12 and Stephane Lasme scored 11.

    Anderson's 3-pointer with 3:39 to play in the third overtime put UMass ahead for good, 81-80.

    Xavier's Dedrick Finn forced the second overtime when he hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer of the first extra period. The Musketeers (6-5, 0-1) were led by Finn, Justin Doellman and Stanley Burrell, all with 16 points.

    The Minutemen never trailed in the first half and led by as many as 10, 30-20. But a four-point play by Finn and a 3-pointer by Burrell pulled Xavier within 32-30 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    XAV
    MASS
    Points 86 90
    FG Made-Attempted 26-58 (.448) 34-67 (.507)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-29 (.828) 16-24 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 5

    2004-05 Season

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