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NCAA tournament: Xavier gets a boost from bench to beat Georgia State

NCAA tournament: Xavier gets a boost from bench to beat Georgia State

Xavier blocked out all the chatter of a nation pulling for underdog Georgia State and ended the biggest feel-good story of the NCAA tournament. Jalen Reynolds and Myles Davis came off the bench to combine for 38 points, helping the sixth-seeded Musketeers beat the 14th-seeded Panthers, 75-67, on Saturday night. Xavier (23-13) advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in six years under Coach Chris Mack. They'll face No. 2 seed Arizona — a 73-58 winner over Ohio State — in the West Regional semifinals in Los Angeles. Georgia State (25-10), whose injured coach Ron Hunter led his team while working the sideline in a rolling chair, became the darlings of the tourney with...

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