7:00 PM ET, December 13, 2009
Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
CINCINNATI -- Two technicals. Two overtimes. Sharp elbows and even sharper tongues. A senior making the winning play at the end.When the buzzer sounded, it was already a classic.Jason Love got his 19th rebound with 9.8 seconds left in the second overtime and made a clinching free throw on Sunday night, steadying Xavier to an 83-79 victory over No. 19 Cincinnati in a nasty renewal of their crosstown rivalry, one that folks around town will refer to for years to come.
Forde: Magic and Malice
After the benches cleared and two overtimes were played, America got to see why Xavier versus Cincinnati is one of the nation's spiciest rivalries, Pat Forde writes. Story
• Xavier beat Cincy in the first double-overtime game in the history of the Crosstown Shootout. The series dates back to 1928.
• Terrell Holloway led the Musketeers with 26 points. He had never scored more than 16 in a game prior to Sunday.
• Jason Love tied a career high with 19 rebounds for Xavier.
• The Bearcats allowed more than 70 points for the first time this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-85 (.376)||25-60 (.417)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-23 (.217)||5-18 (.278)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-22 (.455)||28-36 (.778)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||28 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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