Monday, January 15, 2001

Xavier women win, set attendance mark




        Taru Tuukkanen scored 23 points and Xavier defeated Rhode Island 73-51 Sunday at Cintas Center before a crowd of 2,151 that established a single-season attendance record.

        Sunday's crowd gave XU total attendance of 11,365, breaking the record of 10,340 set during the 1997-98 season.

        With an average of 1,634 fans per game and six home games remaining, Xavier is on pace to draw more than 21,000 fans.

        The Musketeers, ranked No.22 in the USA Today/ESPN poll, shot a season-high 63.2 percent from the field.

        Xavier improved to 12-2 overall, 3-1 in the Atlantic 10. Xavier plays at Temple Friday.


RHODE ISLAND (51)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Pacheco         34   0-4   0-0   2-4  2  4    0
Bajagic         31  4-12 11-14   3-8  2  4   19
Smith           16   1-3   0-2   2-4  0  2    2
King            22   0-1   0-1   0-1  2  1    0
Johnson         29   2-7   1-4   0-0  5  3    6
Djuric          15   0-4   0-0   0-0  0  3    0
Oneil           20   1-7   0-0   0-1  0  3    3
Kuyateh         33  9-17   3-6   3-5  0  5   21
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TOTALS         200 17-55 15-27 10-23 11 25   51
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Percentages: FG-.309, FT-.556. 3-Point Goals:
2-14, .143 (Pacheco 0-1, King 0-1, Johnson 1-5,
Djuric 0-1, Oneil 1-6). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked
shots: 1 (Johnson). Turnovers: 21 (King 5, Oneil
4, Djuric 3, Bajagic 2, Johnson 2, Kuyateh 2,
Pacheco 2, Smith). Steals: 11 (Bajagic 3, Johnson
3, Kuyateh 3, King, Pacheco).


XAVIER (73)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Phillips        29   5-7   2-4   3-7  1  4   12
Levandusky      32   2-7   3-3   0-9  4  3    9
Tuukkanen       27   9-9  8-11   1-5  0  4   26
Piipari         31   4-5   0-2   0-4  9  2   10
Parr            34   2-6   5-7   0-1  3  3   10
Hawkins          1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Kreager         15   1-2   0-0   0-1  2  2    2
Yukes            2   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  2    0
Hall             7   1-1   0-0   0-0  1  1    2
Bell            18   0-1   2-2   0-3  2  1    2
Sarajlija        2   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Lowry            2   0-0   0-0   0-2  0  0    0
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TOTALS         200 24-38 20-29  4-32 22 22   73
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Percentages: FG-.632, FT-.690. 3-Point Goals:
5-11, .455 (Levandusky 2-4, Piipari 2-3, Parr
1-4). Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: 1
(Tuukkanen). Turnovers: 26 (Bell 7, Piipari 7,
Parr 3, Tuukkanen 3, Phillips 2, Hall, Kreager,
Levandusky, Yukes). Steals: 15 (Tuukkanen 5,
Levandusky 4, Piipari 3, Bell, Parr, Phillips).
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Rhode Island       23   28  -   51
Xavier             32   41  -   73
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 2,151. Officials: Dock
Sisk, Tina Napier, John Orminiski.


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