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College basketball: Xavier beats No. 23 Richmond 78-76 in 2OT

CINCINNATI — Terrell Holloway scored seven of his 24 points during the second overtime Sunday, and Xavier held on for a 78-76 victory over No. 23 Richmond in an Atlantic 10 first-place showdown.

Both teams came into the game as part of a three-way tie with No. 20 Temple for a share of first. Xavier (21-7, 12-2) is trying to win a fourth straight A-10 regular-season title. It played out in championship form.

The Musketeers haven't lost an A-10 home game since the end of the 2005-06 season, running off 31 in a row — the second-longest such streak in league history. Richmond (22-7, 11-3) was best suited the break the streak, bringing the A-10's best road record at 5-1. The Spiders kept their poise and twice prevented Xavier from finishing them off.

David Gonzalvez hit a tying 3 with 24 seconds left in regulation, and Xavier's Jordan Crawford missed a 3 at the buzzer. Crawford also missed a 12-foot jumper at the end of the first overtime, keeping it tied at 70. It ended when Richmond's Justin Harper missed a driving layup at the final buzzer.