Xavier beats La Salle 70-63, goes to 4-0 in A-10

Xavier beats La Salle 70-63, goes to 4-0 in A-10
January 19, 2013, 4:24 pm
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Xavier guard Semaj Christon (0) drives against La Salle guard Rohan Brown (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)


CINCINNATI (AP) Semaj Christon scored 18 points on Saturday, and Xavier overcame an early 11-point deficit to beat La Salle 70-63 and remain perfect in the Atlantic 10.

Xavier (11-6, 4-0) won its last three games without point guard Dee Davis, who sprained his left wrist in the first half of a 57-52 win over Temple. He returned on Saturday with six points and seven assists.

Brad Redford added 13 points for Xavier, which has won four in a row.

La Salle (12-5, 2-2) is off to best start since the 1990-91 season.

The Explorers have the league's top scoring duo, guard Ramon Galloway - 17.1 points per game, second in the A-10 - and guard Tyreek Duren at 15 points per game. They had trouble against the A-10's second-stingiest defense, combining to go 6 of 26 from the field. Tyrone Garland led with 16 points.