Xavier 73, Georgia 61.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Derrick Brown's 19 points and 11 rebounds led a balanced-as-usual offense, and No. 3-seeded Xavier avoided a big
upset by rallying to overcome fading Georgia 73-61 on Thursday in a
first-round West Regional game.

Super-sub Josh Duncan scored 20 for the Musketeers (28-6), who trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half but conjured up a 22-6 run to come back.

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