Albany 64

(7-7, 3-4 away)

Xavier 88

(8-3, 6-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 28, 2010

    Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    ALB 33 3164
    XAV 41 4788

    Top Performers

    Albany: T. Ambrose 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Xavier: K. Frease 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast

    Xavier 88, Albany, N.Y. 64

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Mark Lyons scored 18 points and Xavier extended the longest home-court winning streak in its history to 30 by beating Albany (N.Y.) 88-64 on Tuesday night.

    Xavier's home-court streak is the nation's second-longest, trailing only Kansas, which will put its 65-game streak on the line Wednesday against Utah.

    Lyons failed to return a favor from Albany. Weather-related flight cancellations forced the Great Danes to travel by bus. Showing the holiday spirit, Albany offered Lyons, from nearby Schenectady, N.Y., and Tu Holloway, from Hempstead, N.Y., a ride on the bus. Lyons made the trip with them but Holloway couldn't get to Albany for the ride.

    All five Xavier starters scored in double figures. Jamel McLean had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Holloway, who arrived at the Cintas Center just in time for the 2 p.m. shoot-around, missed a double-double by one assist. He scored 11 points. Kenny Frease had 17 points and nine rebounds and Dante Jackson added 14 points.

    Albany (7-7), which saw its three-game winning streak end, could get no closer than eight points during a second half in which it trailed by 24 points. Xavier (8-3) made 14 of 28 3-point shots. Lyons' six 3-point goals are a career-high. He was 6 for 9 from behind the arc.

    Tim Ambrose led the Great Danes with 24 points. Logan Aronhalt added 17 points and Mike Black 11 for Albany.

    Xavier led 41-33 at the half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 64 88
    FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 33-58 (.569)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-26 (.346) 14-28 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 24

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