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Associated Press, Published March 19 2010

NCAA TOURNAMENT: Crawford leads Xavier past Gophers

MILWAUKEE – Jordan Crawford scored 17 of his 28 points in the second half and Xavier continued its run of NCAA tournament success with a 65-54 victory over Minnesota in the first round of the West Regional.

Xavier (25-8) will be in the second round for the fourth straight year, this time under first-year coach Chris Mack.

Lawrence Westbrook scored 15 of his 19 points for Minnesota (21-14) in the first half, and the 11th-seeded Gophers went cold from 3-point range late.