8:00 PM ET, January 24, 2009
Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Derrick Brown let his experience take over, showing the veteran savvy Xavier needed against an LSU squad that hadn't lost at home all season.The junior forward scored 22 points, hitting a couple clutch 3s to erase an LSU lead early in the second half, and Xavier (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) handed LSU its first home loss of the season, 80-70 on Saturday night."Sometimes we need a player to step up and make some big shots when we're on the road and I feel like I'm an older player and I've been there," Brown said. "Some people need people to look up to and make big plays and that's what I try to do."
• Derrick Brown led four Xavier players in double figures with 22 poitns as the Musketeers won their eighth straight game.
• Xavier held LSU to just 32.3 percent shooting in the second half after the Tigers hit 50 percent of their shots in the first half.
• LSU had its 17-game home winning streak snapped.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||27-51 (.529)||26-63 (.413)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-15 (.400)||6-18 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||20-24 (.833)||12-19 (.632)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||21 (0/0)|
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