Balanced Xavier Dunks on Duquesne

No. 10 Musketeers stay atop Atlantic 10 with an easy win
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2008 10:08 PM CST
Balanced Xavier Dunks on Duquesne
Xavier guard Stanley Burrell (34) celebrates with forward Joe Hughes, left, in the second half of a college basketball game against Duquesne on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 in Cincinnati. Xavier won 75-48. (AP Photo/David Kohl)   (Associated Press)

Duquesne thought pressing No. 10 Xavier would work last night, since its star point guard Drew Lavender was hobbled with a sprained ankle. The Dukes were wrong. The Musketeers got double-doubles by Derrick Brown and C.J. Anderson, and cruised to a 75-48 Atlantic 10 win, reports the Associated Press.

B.J. Ryan helped beat the press by hitting 5 of 6 3-pointers in the first half for a 45-26 halftime lead. Brown, Anderson and Ryan led the way with 13 points each in the balanced attack for Xavier (23-4, 11-1). Brown also had 11 rebounds and Anderson had 10. Stanley Burrell filled in at the point for Lavender and had a career-high 12 assists. (Read more NCAA basketball stories.)

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