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Xavier Beats Dayton, Advances to Semis

With the Bracketologists saying Xavier needed to beat its rival Dayton to solidify its spot in the big dance, the Musketeers' three veteran standouts were able to edge out the Flyers in a thriller.

Behind the play of junior Mark Lyons and seniors Kenny Frease and Tu Holloway, Xavier overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to escape with a 70-69 win. Holloway led all scorers with 21 points, while Frease added 17 points and seven rebounds. Lyons finished with 12 points, and really responded well after a sluggish first half shortened by foul trouble, to make some big plays for the Muskies down the...

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