Scores

Final

Dayton 74

(13-4, 2-1 A 10)

Xavier 78

(12-5, 4-0 A 10)

    11:00 AM ET, January 16, 2010

    Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    DAY 39 3574
    XAV 36 4278

    Top Performers

    Dayton: C. Johnson 10 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast

    Xavier: D. Jackson 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Xavier 78, Dayton 74

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Dante Jackson scored a career-high 19 points Saturday, and Xavier was nearly flawless at the foul line, holding on for a 78-74 victory over Dayton that extended one of the longest streaks of futility in college basketball.

    Dayton (13-4, 2-1 Atlantic 10) hasn't beaten the Musketeers on their home court since Jan. 10, 1981, losing in their last 25 trips down Interstate 75. The coaches, players and even the arenas have changed, but never the outcome.

    Jackson steadied the Musketeers (12-5, 4-0) while leading scorer Jordan Crawford was on the bench in early foul trouble. Crawford hit the clinching shot, a fadeaway jumper with 14 seconds left that made it 76-71. Marcus Johnson hit a 3 for Dayton with 1.9 seconds left, but Terrell Holloway made two free throws to finish it.

    Xavier went 24 of 30 from the free-throw line, while Dayton was 16-of-25. Johnson led Dayton with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DAY
    XAV
    Points 74 78
    FG Made-Attempted 26-70 (.371) 22-55 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 10-19 (.526)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-25 (.640) 24-30 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 8

    2009-10 Season

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