Xavier Defeats Rhode Island, 85-76

Justin Doellman had 19 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's road win. (File Photo)

Justin Doellman had 19 points and 12 rebounds in Saturday's road win. (File Photo)

Feb. 25, 2006

Box Score

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) - Stanley Burrell led Xavier with 20 points and Justin Doellman had 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Musketeers beat Rhode Island 85-76 on Saturday night.

Justin Cage finished with 16 points while Josh Duncan chipped in with 15 for Xavier. Freshman Johnny Wolf got the first start of his career and finished with 10 points.

Rhode Island (12-13, 6-8 Atlantic 10), which has now lost seven of its last eight games, trailed by 16 points with 2:58 left, but battled to within four points with 1:12 remaining.

Jimmy Baron, who tied a career high with 16 points, pulled Rhode Island within 77-73 with a putback, but the Rams could not get any closer.

Dawan Robinson led Rhode Island with 21 points and Jamaal Wise added 16.

The game was tied 17-17 with 8:58 to play in the first half, but Xavier (17-8, 8-6) outscored the Rams 21-9 to close the half. Duncan's 3-pointer as time ran out gave Xavier a 38-26 halftime lead.

Duncan's 3 was one of seven Xavier made in the first half. The Musketeers finished 9-of-20 on three-pointers for the game.