Xavier 57, Seton Hall 52

Tu Holloway scored a career-high 31 points, including a

3-pointer with 17 seconds left to break the final tie, and Xavier

followed his lead to a 57-52 victory over Seton Hall in the

Paradise Jam tournament Sunday night.

Holloway’s 3-pointer, while falling out of bounds on the left

baseline, put Xavier ahead for good, 55-52. Nobody else scored in

double figures for Xavier, but Jamel McLean rebounded in double

figures with 12 for the Musketeers (4-0). Xavier will face Old

Dominion, which defeated Clemson 61-60 Sunday, for the tournament

championship Monday night.

Holloway has scored at least 24 points in five straight games

dating to a 26-point effort against Kansas State in the 2010 NCAA

Tournament Regional Semifinal.

Jeff Robinson led Seton Hall (2-2) with 15 points, but the

Pirates failed to capitalize on 12 more field-goal attempts than

the Musketeers.