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Xavier pulls away, grabs Sweet 16 berth

Updated: March 22, 2009, 5:29 PM ET
By Graham Watson

BOISE, Idaho --- Everyone not wearing red in Taco Bell Arena knew Xavier was going to pull away, it was just a matter of when.

After 30 minutes of missed layups, dunks and a variety of other mistakes that caused the Musketeers to trail much of Sunday's second-round game against Wisconsin, Xavier finally played enough defense and made enough shots to pull away for a 60-49 win. And most of the run was spurred on by reserve forward Jamel McLean, who had six points, but four of them were big ...

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