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Final

(11) LSU 56

(11-1, 3-1 away)

(15) Xavier 47

(9-3, 6-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2009

    1 2 T
    #11LSU 35 2156
    #15XAV 25 2247

    Top Performers

    LSU: A. Hightower 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 6 Stl

    Xavier: A. Harris 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Blk

    Chancellor wins 500th; LSU moves to 11-1 by beating Xavier

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Allison Hightower scored 18 points and had a career-high six steals Wednesday night, leading No. 11 Louisiana State to a 56-47 victory over Xavier (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) for coach Van Chancellor's 500th victory.

    LSU (11-1) forced Xavier to turn it over 11 times while building a 35-25 halftime lead. It was the lowest-scoring half of the season for Xavier (9-3) to that point. The Musketeers could only manage 22 points in the second half.

    Katherine Graham scored a career-high 14 points for LSU. A 3-pointer by Xavier's Katie Rutan cut the lead to 42-40 with 8:03 left, but the Musketeers couldn't get any closer.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LSU
    XAV
    Points 56 47
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 16-51 (.314)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 4-11 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-22 (.500) 11-20 (.550)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 0

    Game Leaders

     
    LSU
    XAV
    PointsA. Hightower 18A. Harris 13
    ReboundsL. Barrett 7A. Harris 12
    AssistsL. Eason 7S. Jennings 5
    StealsA. Hightower 6A. Phillips 1
    BlocksC. Jones 2A. Harris 2

    2009-10 Season

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