RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Stanley Burrell scored 11 of his 17 points
during a 17-4 Xavier run midway through the second half, leading
the Musketeers to a 63-51 win over Richmond on Wednesday night.
The Spiders took their last lead of the game, 37-36, on Peter
Thomas' layup with 14:19 remaining. A jumper by Justin Cage gave
the Musketeers a 38-37 lead with 14:07 left to go and ignited the
17-4 run, which ended on Burrell's layup to put Xavier ahead 53-41.
The Spiders could get no closer than nine the rest of the way.After Richmond (11-11, 4-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) scored the
first seven points of the game, Xavier had a 19-9 run to take a
19-16 lead with 8:05 remaining in the first half. Richmond came
back to take a 28-27 halftime lead. The first half had seven ties
and 10 lead changes.Xavier (14-6, 5-4) was led by Brian Thornton's 20 points. Cage
added 10.Oumar Sylla led the Spiders with 12 points and Gaston Moliva
added 10.The Musketeers hit 14 of 23 field goal attempts in the second
half while holding Richmond to 6 of 19. They outrebounded the
Spiders by nine in the second half.