|Sunday's Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 24 February 2008 11:55|
It was the Musketeers' 10th straight win and assured them of at least a share of the Atlantic 10 championship.
Lavender finished with nine points for Xavier (24-4, 12-1 Atlantic 10). Lavender, who had been playing with a sprained left ankle that limited his movement and interfered with his shooting, played 33 minutes.
Brian Roberts led Dayton (17-9, 5-8) with 15 points.
No. 18 Louisville 75, Pittsburgh 73
PITTSBURGH (AP) - David Padgett made three of four free throws in the final 32.1 seconds and Louisville moved back into a first-place tie in the Big East, holding on to beat Pittsburgh for its seventh consecutive victory.
Padgett finished with 21 points and reserve Edgar Sosa scored 18 as Louisville (22-6, 12-3) regained a share of the conference lead with No. 12 Georgetown.
Sam Young and DeJuan Blair scored 20 points each for Pitt (19-8, 7-7), which has lost three in a row and six of 10.
No. 21 Notre Dame 94, Syracuse 87
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Kyle McAlarney made a school-record nine 3-pointers to finish with 30 points and Notre Dame won its 18th straight Big East home game.
Rob Kurz added 15 points for the Irish (21-5, 11-3), and Tory Jackson and Ryan Ayers had 10 points each.
Paul Harris led Syracuse (17-11, 7-8) with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Onuaku had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Jonny Flynn added 17 points and Kristof Ongenaet had 11.
Notre Dame has won 36 straight at home overall, two shy of tying the school record set from 1943-48.