Decade of Dominance Photo Gallery

Call it the Decade of Dominance. Call it the Decade of Winning. Xavier has come up with an interactive way for our fans to relive the magic of the past 10 years.

To celebrate these accomplishments, we are presenting the fans, with the opportunity to vote for your Top 10 games of the past decade. We came up with a list of 35 exciting games from the last 10 years, a list that could have been doubled in size. We have a photo gallery with a photo from each of the 35 games and short highlight blurbs on the top 35. We'd like to know what you think. Your votes will determine the list and we will unveil the Top 10 games with a video compilation during Musketeer Madness on Saturday, October 23, 2010.

December 14, 2000
Xavier 69, Cincinnati 67

The Musketeers defeated the 17th-ranked Bearcats for the second time in a row and the fourth time in five years. UC had a 15-point lead with just over 6 minutes to go in the first half, but runs of 16-8, 14-6, and 13-0 helped Xavier take the lead in the second half. XU junior Lloyd Price made what would be the game-winning basket with 32 seconds left to play.

March 9, 2002
A-10 Tournament Championship Game
Xavier 73, Richmond 60

In a game that was defined by defense and runs, Xavier proved to be the better team by finishing with a 15-2 run in the final seven minutes. The win gave the Musketeers their second A-10 championship and sent them to the NCAA tournament for the 12th time in 17 years.

March 15, 2002
NCAA Tournament First Round
Xavier 70, Hawaii 58

Xavier trailed by as much as 12 points in the first half, but completely stifled Hawaii's offense in the second half, allowing them to score just eight points in the first 17 minutes of that period. Meanwhile, XU extended their lead to double digits, where it stayed until the end of the game.

December 31, 2002
Xavier 75, Creighton 73

The 19th-ranked Musketeers came away with a hard-fought win over the 15th-ranked Blue Jays in this New Year's Eve thriller. Xavier's David West and Creighton's Kyle Korver matched each other basket for basket throughout the game; West finished with 28 points and Korver scored 32. But West had the upper hand, making the winning basket with 4.1 seconds left.

February 8, 2003
Xavier 85, Dayton 77

Dayton simply had no answer for senior David West. West scored a career high and Cintas Center record 47 points and collected 18 rebounds to lead the Musketeers to victory and was named the game's MVP. The win snapped Dayton's nine-game winning streak.

March 1, 2003
Xavier 71, George Washington 70

Xavier led for the majority of this game, but a 9-0 run late in the second half by George Washington put the Colonials back in the game with six minutes left. It went back and forth for the remainder of the contest, with the Colonials leading by one with ten seconds left. At the last second, David West tipped in his own missed shot to give the Musketeers the victory.

February 3, 2004
Xavier 71, Cincinnati 69

In yet another thrilling edition of the Crosstown Shootout, Xavier pulled off a big upset against tenth-ranked Cincinnati. XU senior Lionel Chalmers made what would be the game winning shot with 27 seconds left to go. Going into this game, Xavier was only 10-9 and in danger of missing the NCAA tournament. After defeating the Bearcats, Xavier won 15 of its next 17 games.

March 11, 2004
A-10 Tournament Quarterfinals
Xavier 87, St. Joseph's 67

Xavier pulled off another big upset, this time against top ranked, undefeated St. Joseph's. Xavier shot an incredible 71 percent from the field en route to a 20 point drubbing of the Hawks. Not only was it the third time in school history that Xavier had defeated a #1 ranked team, it was also the worst defeat ever handed to a #1 ranked team by an unranked opponent in NCAA history.

March 13, 2004
A-10 Tournament Championship
Xavier 58, Dayton 49

Xavier claims the A-10 championship by winning four games in four days. Afterwards, XU senior Lionel Chalmers was named Tournament MVP and was named to the All-Tournament team along with teammates Anthony Myles and Romain Sato.

March 19, 2004
NCAA Tournament First Round
Xavier 80, Louisville 70

The No. 7 seed Musketeers kept the No. 10 seed Cardinals at bay with a ten-point victory. XU trailed by 14 at one point in the second half, but a 17-3 run late in the game assured Xavier of victory. In this game, Romain Sato became the first Xavier player to score 300 career 3-point shots.

March 21, 2004
NCAA Tournament Second Round
Xavier 89, Mississippi State 74

Continuing with the upset theme, Xavier knocked off the No. 2 seed Bulldogs to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history. Senior Lionel Chalmers and sophomore Dedrick Finn both achieved career highs in points with 31 and 22 respectively.

March 26, 2004
NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal
Xavier 79, Texas 71

Romain Sato scored 27 points to help Xavier reach the Elite Eight for the first time. Lionel Chalmers, Dedrick Finn, and freshman Justin Doellman all scored in the double digits as well.

March 28, 2004
NCAA Tournament Regional Final
Duke 66, Xavier 63

Xavier just narrowly missed its first ever trip to the Final Four with tough loss to the top seeded Duke Blue Devils. Xavier had a two-point lead at the half and led as late as 5:31 left in the game, but two key 3-point shots for Duke late in the game sealed the Musketeers' fate. Seniors Anthony Myles, Romain Sato, and Lionel Chalmers were all named to the All-Regional Team following the game.

November 27, 2004
Xavier 83, Miami (FL) 70 (OT)

Xavier defeated Miami thanks largely in part to having five different players score in double figures. Dedrick Finn converted an old-fashioned 3-point play with 13 seconds left to put the Musketeers ahead, but Miami answered with a 3-pointer of their own to send it to overtime. It was all Xavier in the extra period, though, as the Musketeers outscored the Hurricanes 18-5 in overtime.

January 19, 2006
Xavier 73, Cincinnati 71 (OT)

In this edition of the Crosstown Shootout, the Musketeers fell behind several times throughout the game, but continued to fight back with runs of 8-0 and 12-3 in the second half to help force overtime. A free throw by sophomore Stanley Burrell sealed the win for Xavier with 14 seconds remaining in the extra period.

March 11, 2006
A-10 Tournament Championship Game
Xavier 62, St. Joseph's 61
Stanley Burrell came through in the clutch for Xavier, making three 3-point shots late in the second half to pull the Musketeers to within two points of St. Joseph's. Both teams traded baskets and free throws for the final 3:30 until Justin Doellman gave XU the win by sinking two free throws with five seconds to go.

March 16, 2006
NCAA Tournament First Round
Gonzaga 79, Xavier 75

No. 14 Xavier wore the slippery early against No. 3 Gonzaga in the tournament opening round. A 22-7 first-half run helped the Musketeers erase an early deficit and gave them going into the break. Xavier would hold a lead until the final minutes when Gonzaga went on a 12-4 run, led by Adam Morrison, to steal the win. Xavier placed all five starters in double figures, including 22 points from Stanley Burrell, who was named the player of the game, despite Morrison's 35 points.

November 19, 2006
Xavier 71, Villanova 66

Junior Stanley Burrell's 26 points were the second-highest point total of his career, while Justin Doellman's eight rebounds and Xavier's defense as a whole held Villanova scoreless in the final 2:42 to secure the win.

March 15, 2007
NCAA Tournament First Round
Xavier 79, BYU 77

Xavier was down by six at the half, but came up with a 13-0 run in the middle of the second half to take a five-point lead. The Musketeers and the Cougars would go back and forth for the rest of the game, tying the game five different times, but junior Josh Duncan's layup with 33 seconds left and junior Drew Lavender's free throws with 11 seconds left clinched the victory for Xavier.

March 17, 2007
NCAA Tournament Second Round
Ohio State 78, Xavier 71 (OT)

This highly-anticipated match-up between the two Ohio schools certainly did not disappoint, although it was a tough loss to swallow for Xavier. The Buckeyes led for most of the first half, but it was all Xavier in the second half, leading by as much as 11 at one point, and leading by nine with less than three minutes left. However, a deep 3-pointer from Ohio State at the buzzer sent the game to overtime, where Xavier could not keep up with the No. 1 seed.

November 24, 2007
Xavier 80, Indiana 65

The eighth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers kept the game close in the first half, but Xavier dominated the second half, keeping a double digit lead from 15:43 mark onward. Junior B.J. Raymond recorded his first career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while the Xavier defense held Indiana's freshman sensation Eric Gordon to 4-of-12 shooting from the field.

December 22, 2007
Tennessee 82, Xavier 75

Tennessee snatched victory away from the Musketeers in the final minutes of this hotly contested game with a 13-2 run. Xavier kept a lead for most of the game, with help from sophomore Derrick Brown's double-double and senior Stanley Burrell's 18 points. Xavier shot an impressive 24-of-27 from the free-throw line, but 21 turnovers were too much to overcome for the Musketeers.

December 31, 2007
Xavier 103, Kansas State 77

For the second time this season, a highly-touted freshman fell victim to Xavier's defense. This time, it was Kansas State's Michael Beasley, who was held to just five points, the lowest he would score all season. Seven Musketeers scored in double digits, which helped Xavier reach the 100-point mark for the first time since the 2001-02 season.

March 20, 2008
NCAA Tournament First Round
Xavier 73, Georgia 61

The surprising Georgia Bulldogs jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead, but Xavier turned it on in the second half, thanks to a 20-point game from Josh Duncan and 19 points and 11 rebounds from Derrick Brown. A 12-0 run with ten minutes left to play sealed the victory for the Musketeers.

March 22, 2008
NCAA Tournament Second Round
Xavier 85, Purdue 78

Four Musketeers scored in double digits while the defense held Purdue to just 38 percent shooting to send Xavier to the Sweet 16. Xavier built a ten-point lead twice in the second half, and went on a 6-0 run with just over five minutes to go to put the game out of reach for Purdue.

March 27, 2008
NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal
Xavier 79, West Virginia 75 (OT)

Even though Bob Huggins was no longer coaching at Cincinnati, he still could not avoid losing to the Musketeers, as Xavier defeated Huggins' Mountaineers in overtime. Xavier had the lead at several points during the game, but West Virginia continued to fight back, including starting overtime with a 7-1 run. However, XU junior B.J. Raymond nailed two clutch 3-point shots at the 1:22 and 0:30 marks to send Xavier to the Elite Eight.

November 21, 2008
Xavier 63, Virginia Tech 62 (OT)

Dante Jackson scored only five points in this game, but he was clearly the hero, as he drilled a half-court buzzer-beater in overtime to win the game for Xavier. The Musketeers overcame a ten-point deficit in the second half to force the overtime period.

November 23, 2008
Xavier 63, Memphis 58

Xavier won the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship with an impressive win over No. 13 Memphis, the defending National Runner-up. The Musketeers defense held John Calpari's offense to 26 points below its season average. Xavier went broke a 53-all tie on a Jason Love free throw and then got a defensive stop and 3-pointer from Dante Jackson to seal the win. C.J. Anderson chipped in ten points and seven rebounds and was named the MVP of the tournament.

January 24, 2009
Xavier 80, LSU 70

The game was close in the first half and in the beginning of the second half, but two 3 point shots by Derrick Brown to help put the Musketeers ahead for good. Xavier held the Tigers scoreless from the field for nine minutes in the second half, securing a win for Xavier and ending LSU's 17-game home winning streak.

December 13, 2009
Xavier 83, Cincinnati 79 (2OT)

In one of the most intense Crosstown Shootout match-ups ever, Xavier came away with a hard fought win in double overtime. Senior Jason Love recorded 19 rebounds and made the game-winning free throw at the end of the second overtime to secure the win. During the game, officials had to break up scuffles between the two teams several times, including a bench clearing incident, and two technical fouls were charged.

January 3, 2010
Wake Forest 96, Xavier 92 (2OT)

The inaugural game of the Skip Prosser Classic did not disappoint, as Xavier found itself in another double overtime game, but this time failed to come home with a win. Jordan Crawford's 30 points were not enough to hold back the Demon Deacons, who overcame a deficit late in the second half to force the first overtime, and pulled ahead for good in the second overtime.

February 13, 2010
Xavier 76, Florida 64

Xavier had a 16-point lead near the end of the first half, but it was completely erased by the 13-minute mark in the second half. With nine minutes to go, Kenny Frease made a jump shot which put the Musketeers back on top for good. Jason Love, Terrell Holloway, Jordan Crawford, and Frease all scored in double digits for the Musketeers.

February 28, 2010
Xavier 78, Richmond 76 (2OT)

It was clear that this game would need extra time to decide a winner, considering there were 14 lead changes and 12 ties throughout the contest. Terrell Holloway's 24 points, seven of which came in the second overtime, helped Xavier defeat Richmond in what was a crucial game for deciding the A-10 regular season champion. The win put the Musketeers into a first place tie with Temple in the A-10 standings.

March 21, 2010
NCAA Tournament Second Round
Xavier 71, Pittsburgh 68

Pittsburgh defeated Xavier in the NCAA tournament the year before, and Xavier was out for revenge this time around. Jordan Crawford's 27 points were key for the Musketeers' close three-point win over the Panthers. The win sent the Musketeers to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year.

March 25, 2010
NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal
Kansas State 101, Xavier 96 (2OT)

Xavier came up empty handed in what was one of the most thrilling games of the NCAA Tournament. Jordan Crawford scored a career high 32 points, including an incredible 35-foot jump shot to force the second overtime. But it was not enough to stop the Wildcats, who matched Xavier shot for shot the entire game until the end.