7:27 PM ET, March 26, 2004
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) -- Romain Sato stood near midcourt, holding up one finger and acknowledging the Xavier fans. It was a universal signal from a player who speaks six languages.The Musketeers are in the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament for the first time."Nobody thought we could get to this point," Sato said.
|Dick Vitale's Tourney Take|
Romain Sato was absolutely brilliant for Xavier, getting to the free throw line 17 times and making 14 of his attempts. Foul shooting was the big difference overall, with the Musketeers going 25-for-35 and Texas just 12-for-17. The Longhorns got very little production from anyone other than Brandon Mouton and Brian Boddicker. On the other side, Xavier guard Lionel Chalmers did not have his typical great game with 4-for-15 shooting but did provide a steady floor presence.
Xavier was 10-9 at one point this season but has now won 16-of-17 and is marching on to meet Duke.
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