NCAA Tournament 2017: Xavier continues Cinderella run by knocking off Arizona in Sweet 16

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No. 11 seedXavier ended the game on a 9-0 run to knock off No. 2 Arizona, 73-71, in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the right to play Gonzaga in the Elite Eight on Saturday. It's Xavier'sfirst trip to the Elite Eight since 2008.

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The Musketeers trailed Arizona by eight with threeminutes to go, butSean O’Mara'sinside bucket with 40 seconds left completed a spirited comeback and gaveXavier the lead for good. Xavier heldArizona scoreless over the final 2:50 of the game.

Arizona'sAllonzo Trier had a chance to tie it for the Wildcats in the closing seconds, but his3-pointer was off the mark andXavier dribbled out the clock from there.

Trevon Bluiett led Xavierwith 25 points.Trier led Arizona with 19 points.


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