Abington Friends graduate Jason Love got his 19th rebound with 9.8 seconds left and made a clinching free throw, leading Xavier to an 83-79 double-overtime victory over No. 19 Cincinnati last night in a nasty and classic renewal of their crosstown rivalry.
Xavier (6-3) wasted a 10-point lead in regulation, survived Lance Stephenson's off-target shot at the end of the first overtime, then pulled it out on its home court behind its lone senior.
Cincinnati (6-2) has dropped three straight and 10 of the last 14 against Xavier. It was the first double-overtime game in a series that dates to 1928.
Syracuse 85, St. Francis (N.Y.) 73 - Arinze Onuaku had 14 points, and Wes Johnson added 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks as the seventh-ranked Orange (10-0) beat the visiting Terriers (3-6).
Elsewhere: Despite a career-high 26 points from guard Kahlil Mumford, Holy Family fell, 97-78, to visiting American International. . . . Tyrone Lewis, a Truman High product, scored 26 points as Niagara handled Illinois State, 76-68, in Normal, Ill. . . . Sixth man Dominique Keller scored 15 points to lead Illinois past Western Michigan, 88-53, in Champaign, Ill.