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Xavier beats Saint Joseph's 88-52

Feb 18, 2010 - 3:17 AM By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer

CINCINNATI(AP) -- Jason Love had his seventh double-double Wednesday night with 15 points and 12 rebounds, helping Xavier dominate upfront in an 88-52 victory over Saint Joseph's that kept the Musketeers in a pack of three teams atop the Atlantic 10.

Xavier (18-7, 9-2) won its 30th consecutive A10 home game, the second-longest streak in league history. The Musketeers have won their last 22 overall at home, tied for the third-longest active streak in Division I. The three-time defending regular-season champs are a half-game behind No. 25 Richmond (10-2) and tied with No. 21 Temple (9-2) in first place.

Jamel McLean added 14 points and nine rebounds. Xavier dominated the boards 53-17 against the conference's worst rebounding team. Garrett Williamson led Saint Joseph's (9-17, 3-9) with 17 points.