PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Drew Lavender scored 20 points as Xavier clinched the Atlantic 10 regular season championship and the top seed in the conference tournament with a 76-65 victory at La Salle on Saturday.
Xavier could still wind up with an identical 13-3 conference record as Massachusetts, but the Musketeers won the only contest between the two this season, giving them the tiebreaker.
Xavier trailed by as many as nine points in the first half and 38-32 at halftime.
After the Musketeers pulled ahead 66-58 on a tip-in by Cage with 5:05 remaining, Harris responded with a 3-pointer for La Salle, cutting the lead to 66-61.
Burrell then hit two free throws and Cage hit one of two free throws after being intentionally fouled by Guillandeaux. On the ensuing possession, Burrell hit a driving layup, extending the lead to 71-61 with 1:35 left.