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Xavier Clinches Share Of A-10 Championship

CINCINNATI (AP) - Jordan Crawford scored 22 points, and No. 25

Xavier won a share of its fourth straight Atlantic 10

regular-season title by beating St. Bonaventure 93-72 on Saturday.

The Musketeers (23-7, 14-2) share the title with No. 20 Temple,

which beat George Washington earlier in the day. Xavier is the

second team in league history to win four straight - Massachusetts

got five in a row from 1992-96.

Lone senior Jason Love was honored before the game and had 14

points and nine rebounds against a double-teaming defense. He got a

standing ovation when he left with 2:36 to go. Xavier won 20 games

with fewer than two seniors on the roster for the first time in its

history.

St. Bonaventure (14-15, 7-9) had been on its best streak of the

season, winning four in a row. The Musketeers crushed that momentum

with an opening 26-6 run. Andrew Nicholson led the Bonnies with 21

points.

 

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