Scores

Final

Xavier 78

(15-9, 6-5 A 10)

La Salle 68

(10-14, 5-6 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, February 18, 2004

    Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    XAV 29 4978
    LASLL 24 4468

    Xavier 78, La Salle 68

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Lionel Chalmers scored 22 points and Dedrick Finn matched his season-high with 20 as Xavier won its fifth in a row, 78-68 over La Salle on Wednesday.

    Romain Sato added 17 points and nine rebounds for Xavier (15-9, 6-5 Atlantic 10).

    Mike Cleaves had 16 points and Steven Smith added 15 points and 10 rebounds for La Salle (10-14, 5-6), which lost 84-45 to the Musketeers on Jan. 21.

    After a jumper by Gary Neal gave La Salle a 37-35 lead with 15:47 to play, Sato hit 3-point shots to start and end a 15-3 run, giving Xavier a 48-39 edge. A 3-pointer by Cleaves brought La Salle to within 53-45, but Chalmers' 3-pointer sparked a 9-2 run and La Salle never threatened again.

    La Salle, which committed 17 turnovers, played without starting point guard Jermaine Thomas, who suffered a slight concussion in last Saturday's game against St. Bonaventure.

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