Scores

Final

Xavier 62

(13-6, 7-1 A 10)

(24) Temple 64

(17-3, 8-0 A 10)

    12:00 PM ET, January 30, 2005

    1 2 T
    XAV 29 3362
    #24TEM 24 4064

    Temple wins its 14th straight

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Kamesha Hairston capped a career night with the game-winning layup as time expired to lead Temple (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP) past Xavier 64-62 on Sunday.

    Hairston scored 31 points on 15-of-19 shooting -- including Temple's last six points -- and added eight rebounds for the Owls, winners of 14 straight.

    With the score tied 62-all and 4 seconds remaining, Temple needed to go the length of the court. Temple's Ari Moore threw the inbounds past halfcourt to Candice Dupree, who then found Hairston wide open under the basket.

    Dupree contributed 17 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots for Temple (17-3, 9-0 Atlantic 10).

    Tara Boothe led Xavier (13-6, 7-1) with 18 points while Miranda Green and Kristy Wallner added 13 points each. Suntana Granderson chipped in with 11.

    Xavier nearly pulled off the upset. Wallner's three-point play with 32.5 seconds left gave the Musketeers a 62-60 lead. But Hairston responded with a 15-foot jumper with 15.2 seconds remaining to tie it.

    On Xavier's ensuing possession, Dupree blocked Green's shot, setting up the final possession for the Owls.

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