12:25 PM ET, March 19, 2010
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- Jordan Crawford finally mustered a smile.After a sour experience in the NCAA tournament two years ago, he's back on March's biggest stage.Now he wants to stay as long as possible.
• Xavier advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the fourth straight year.
• Sophomore Jordan Crawford had 28 points for the Musketeers, including 17 in the second half. Crawford was 5 for 11 from behind the arc. He's made at least five 3-pointers in 30 of Xavier's 33 games this season.
• Lawrence Westbrook scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half for Minnesota.
• Down seven with under 3 minutes to play, the Golden Gophers missed their last five 3-point attempts.
• Since making the Final Four in 1997, Minnesota has gone one-and-done in each of its four tournament appearances (1999, 2005, 2009, 2010).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||19-62 (.306)||23-67 (.343)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-26 (.269)||7-20 (.350)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-14 (.643)||12-19 (.632)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
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