Decade Of Dominance, Game No. 15

Justin Cage and Justin Doellman led Xavier to the 2006 A-10 Championship.
 
Justin Cage and Justin Doellman led Xavier to the 2006 A-10 Championship.
 

Oct. 19, 2010

 

Over the past three weeks fans were able to vote on what they believed to be the top 10 games of the Decade of Dominance. As part of the celebration leading up to Saturday's Musketeer Madness, games 11 through 16 will be exclusively unveiled at GoXavier.com. One game will be unveiled every day beginning Monday Oct. 18 and concluding prior to the start of festivities on Saturday Oct. 23. The top 10 games of the Decade of Dominance will be announced as part of Musketeer Madness, celebrating the start of the men's and women's basketball seasons.

Today we unveil game No. 16 as voted on by the fans. For an entire list click here.

Game #15
Xavier 62
Saint Joseph's 61
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Atlantic 10 Championship
Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Tournament Most Outstanding Player Justin Cage, a junior forward, scored a career-high tying 19 points and ended the game with a blocked shot on a potential game-winning shot to lead Xavier to victory.

Xavier jumped out to a 20-7 lead with less than then minutes left in the first half but Saint Joseph's answered with a 13-0 run over the next six minutes to tie the score at 20-all. A 3-pointer by sophomore forward Josh Duncan gave XU a 26-23 lead at halftime.

XU jumped out strong again at the start of the second half, taking a35-29 lead at 16:09. The score was tied 44-all with 9:13 left in the game. The Hawks seemed to take control of the game with a 12-2 run, taking a 56-46 lead with seven minutes left.


 

 

Three 3-pointers by sophomore Stanley Burrell over the next 3:30 brought XU within two points at 59-57 with 3:34 left. Cage muscled in the game-tying basket with 1:45 left. One XU free throw by freshman guard/forward B.J. Raymond put XU ahead 60-59 with 38 seconds left. SJU answered with a go-ahead jumper with 13 seconds left, putting the Hawks back up by a point.

XU trailed 61-60 with seven seconds to go and had the ball out of bounds. Burrell inbounded the ball to junior forward Justin Doellman, who drove the lane and was fouled. Doellman calmly stepped to the free throw line and buried both attempts to put XU up 62-61 with five seconds remaining.

 

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