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Mississippi St 60

(8-4, 1-1 away)

(12) Xavier 81

(8-2, 5-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 20, 2009

    1 2 T
    MSST 31 2960
    #12XAV 41 4081

    Top Performers

    Mississippi State: M. Govero 15 Pts, 1 Blk

    Xavier: A. Harris 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Xavier routs Mississippi State after back-to-back losses

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Amber Harris had 18 points to lead Xavier (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) to an 81-60 victory over Mississippi State.

    The Musketeers (8-2) were coming off back-to-back losses to Michigan State and Michigan. Xavier used a late first-half run to take control Sunday.

    April Phillips added 16 points and Ta'Shia Phillips had her sixth double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Harris also had six rebounds, helping Xavier dominate the boards 43-25.

    Mary Kathryn Govero had 15 points for Mississippi State (8-4). Tysheka Grimes and Alexis Rack added 13 apiece.

    Xavier went on an 18-5 run at the end of the first half for a 41-31 lead. The Musketeers scored the first seven points in the second half and were never in trouble again. The Musketeers shot 49 percent from the field and went 20 of 22 on free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MSST
    XAV
    Points 60 81
    FG Made-Attempted 18-56 (.321) 28-57 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 5-14 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-19 (.842) 20-22 (.909)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 26

    Game Leaders

     
    MSST
    XAV
    PointsM. Govero 15A. Harris 19
    ReboundsA. Lumanu 7T. Phillips 13
    AssistsA. Rack 5S. Jennings 4
    StealsA. Rack 5T. Moss 5
    BlocksC. Mokango 2T. Phillips 1

    2009-10 Season

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