B.J. Raymond scored 24 points and led a 3-point barrage that swept No. 9 Xavier to its 11th straight win Thursday night, an 83-74 victory over Temple that kept the Musketeers perfect atop the Atlantic 10.
B.J. Raymond scored a career-high 32 points against an Auburn defense that already knew better than to leave him open, and No. 14 Xavier remained undefeated with an 81-74 victory, Sean Miller's 100th as coach.
Josh Duncan guarded West Virginia's best player despite playing much of the game with four fouls, yet still found time to pour in a career-high 26 points. And no one on Xavier is at all surprised, writes Dana O'Neil.
For a long time, it looked as if Georgia's Cinderella run would continue in the NCAA tournament. But Xavier remembered it was a 3-seed favorite and turned up the defensive pressure to survive and advance, writes Dana O'Neil.