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Xavier Wins 3rd Straight Atlantic 10 Title

ud xavier game - 65 by dumpingpixels.The 17th ranked team in the country won its third straight regular season title on Thursday, when they defeated Dayton, 76-59.

The rivalry between Xavier and Dayton is a storied one and recently it has been dominated by Xavier. However, Dayton had defeated Xavier just three weeks prior to this contest, which ended Xavier’s streak of six straight wins against the Flyers. Before today’s game, the players trash talked during pregame warmups, but Xavier made their statement on the court when they got the lead less than one minute into the game and never relinquished it.

Marcus Johnson led Dayton with 19 points in the victory.

Aftet the win, confetti flooded the air and the crowd canted “Three, Three, Three!” The triumphant held up “Three-peat!” signs as students rushed onto the court.

After the game, the Musketeer’s coach Sean Miller said that “It’s our driving force. I don’t know
about other programs, but it’s all we talk about. Especially winning
three in a row — it’s very meaningful for our program and our seniors.”

(Photo of Dayton vs. Xavier by dumpingpixels.)

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