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Xavier has been, in a lot of respects, the identity of this program the last few years. It's almost like he adds prestige to the team. In a lot of ways, he's helped raise the level of the other kids. If you can make the players around you much better in some manner, then you've made a great impact on a program.
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The scouting report was that they get most of their points in the paint. We didn't attack their shooters early, and we paid for it. When they were hitting early, we were missing some bunnies. . . . In all fairness, I think (Jones) played not to lose and just protect its lead (in the second half) and that played to our advantage.