Scores

Final

Duquesne 52

(4-12, 1-2 A 10)

Xavier 73

(7-5, 1-1 A 10)

    7:30 PM ET, January 12, 2005

    Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    DUQ 30 2252
    XAV 31 4273

    Top Performers

    Duquesne: B. McAllister 27 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Xavier: B. Thornton 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Xavier 73, Duquesne 52

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Stanley Burrell scored 19 points and Brian Thornton added 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Xavier to a 73-52 victory over Duquesne on Wednesday night.

    Burrell also added three second-half 3-pointers to help break open a tightly contested game early in the second half.

    Tyler Bluemling's 3-point shot keyed an 8-1 run for Duquesne (4-12, 1-2 Atlantic 10) as the Dukes built a nine-point lead midway through the first half. Burrell scored from behind the arc and Keith Jackson beat the 35-second clock with a 3-point goal to cap a 9-0 run by Xavier (7-5, 1-1) that gave the Musketeers a 29-28 with 1:19 left in the half.

    Bluemling scored off a drive and Duquesne took the lead back, but Dedrick Finn made a clutch shot that gave Xavier a 31-30 halftime lead.

    Bryant McAllister opened the second half with a 3-point shot to put the Dukes on top briefly 33-31. Justin Cage countered with a layup to tie the game, and McAllister put Duquesne back in the lead 35-33 at the 18:03 mark.

    Duquesne led 37-36 with 16:29 remaining, but Xavier took the lead back with a 3-pointer by Justin Doellman and stayed in command the rest of the way.

    McAllister led scoring for Duquesne with 27 points. Bluemling added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DUQ
    XAV
    Points 52 73
    FG Made-Attempted 19-49 (.388) 28-55 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 10-24 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 7-12 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 21

    2004-05 Season

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