DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Tu Holloway scored 26 points, hitting the biggest shots down the stretch and helping No. 25 Xavier beat Dayton 66-62 on Saturday to remain alone atop the Atlantic 10.
Xavier (22-6, 13-1) retained its one-game lead over Temple heading into the final week of the regular season. The Musketeers are trying for at least a share of their fifth straight title.
Dayton (19-10, 7-7) trailed by 11 before a late comeback tied it at 59 with 1:41 to go.
Holloway made two free throws, then hit a 3-pointer with 41 seconds left for a 64-59 advantage. He scored 16 of Xavier's final 24 points. Jamel McLean added 11 points and Mark Lyons 10 for Xavier. Chris Johnson had 22 for Dayton.