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Xavier 71, Richmond 50

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brandon Cole scored 17 points and Xavier never trailed in beating Richmond 71-50 on Saturday night.

Cole hit 11 of 13 free throws for the Musketeers (19-7, 9-3 Atlantic 10), who were 33 of 43 at the line to Richmond's 12 of 25.

Justin Doellman added 13 points, Justin Cage 12 and Stanley Burrell 11. Derrick Brown had seven points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

Brian Morris was the lone player in double figures for Richmond (6-19, 2-10) with 11 points.

Burrell, Doellman and Cage each scored two points to give the Musketeers a quick 6-0 lead and they never looked back, leading 34-20 at the break and by as many as 28 points in the second half.

Xavier held a 40-22 advantage in rebounding.