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No. 12 Xavier again beats rival No. 23 Cincinnati, 65-55

CINCINNATI (AP) -

Myles Davis scored a season-high 17 points and 12th-ranked Xavier ran out to an 18-point lead and beat No. 23 Cincinnati 65-55 on Saturday, the Musketeers' third straight win over their crosstown rival.

The Musketeers (10-0) matched the best start in school history and extended their domination over the Bearcats (8-2), winning the annual game for the seventh time in nine years.

Octavius Ellis had 13 points for Cincinnati, which never led and never got closer than five points in the second half.

It was the first time the game was played at Xavier's Cintas Center since four years ago, when a brawl between the schools prompted the officials to call the game with 9.4 seconds left and the Musketeers up 76-53.

Also, it was the first time that both teams were ranked in the matchup since 1993-94. Xavier won that one, too.

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