Scores

Final

Xavier 76

(23-7, 13-3 A 10)

La Salle 65

(10-20, 3-13 A 10)

    12:00 PM ET, March 3, 2007

    Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    XAV 32 4476
    LAS 38 2765

    Top Performers

    Xavier: D. Lavender 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    La Salle: R. Guillandeaux 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Xavier 76

    Associated Press

    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.

    Stanley Burrell scored 16 points, B.J. Raymond added 14 and Justin Cage had 11 for the Musketeers (23-7, Atlantic 10 13-3), who won their eighth straight game.

    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.

    Darnell Harris had 17 points for La Salle (10-20, 3-13), which did not qualify for the conference tournament, while Ruben Guillandeaux added 14.

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    XAV
    LAS
    Points 76 65
    FG Made-Attempted 22-47 (.468) 23-46 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-31 (.742) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 9

    2006-07 Season

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