Dayton beats Xavier in A-10 tourney

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Luke Fabrizius hit two free throws with 5.8 seconds to play and Dayton stunned No. 18 Xavier 68-67 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament on Friday.

The Flyers (21-12) blew a 17-point lead in the second half and trailed by a point before Fabrizius made his foul shots.

Atlantic 10 player of the year Tu Holloway's running 35-footer bounced off the backboard and the rim at the buzzer as Xavier (24-7) continued its recent run of A10 tournament woes.

The Musketeers, who have made the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament each of the last three seasons, have not won a league title since 2006 despite having a share of the regular-season title the past five seasons.

Xavier likely will get another bid to the NCAA party on Sunday.

Tu Holloway led Xavier with 23 points. Mark Lyons added 14 and Jamel McLean added 11.

Dayton's Chris Wright led the Flyers with 16 points, and Chris Johnson added 12.

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