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March Madness 2010:11 Minnesota - 6 Xavier Game Update

March Madness 2010 Game Update
11 Minnesota vs 6 Xavier
West Regional
Final score 65 Xavier 54 Minnesota
(latest game update is at bottom of article)
Minnesota is hanging with Xavier as their height is really frustrating Xavier early, Xavier has missed 12 of their last 13 spots. On the other end Minnesota hasn't been able to get to much going either though and it is 11 to 8 Xavier at the 11 minute mark. Xavier has missed 9 straight shots and it is now 17 to 15 MN.
Xavier is shooting only 22.2% from the floor and has been blocked 6 times. This doesn't look good for Xavier as they still are struggling big time with the height of MN. Minnesota also leads on the boards at 18 to 13.
Lawrence Westbrook has 10 points for the Gophers on 4 of 7 shooting.
Lawrence Westbrook a senior guard has come up big for MN with 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting and it is all tied up at the half at 26 to 26.
Xavier is lucky to be hanging around as they are shooting just 22% from the floor and have been blocked 9 times, the one thing they did late in the half is rebound better than they were and lead the battle of the boards now 23 to 22.
Both Minnesota and Xavier have gotten off to hot shooting starts in the second half and it is 40 to 36 Xavier.
Xavier is starting to run out a little with an 8 point lead halfway through the second half, Jordan Crawford has been a beast with 22 points on 50% shooting.
Xavier also has been able to get some fast break points off of solid defense.
Minnesota has started to panic at around the 8 minute mark and is forcing shots as Xavier has been steady on offense and has increased their defense.
Minnesota went 6 minutes without a field goal but Carter hits a 3 with 3 minutes left and they still have a pulse.
Jordan Crawford looks to have sealed the deal with 38 seconds left as he hit a three from the corner with the clock going down.
Crawford has had a huge game with 28 points and has been a large part of Xavier shooting 68% in the second half.
Xavier really was bothered in the first half by Minnesota's height but in the second half Crawford took over and the Xavier defense got better leading to some fast break points.

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