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Atlantic 10 conference tournament byes are made by winning games on the road. Darien Brothers and the Richmond Spiders present the next hurdle for Xavier to clear.
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Sometimes basketball comes down to simple execution. When each team takes 31 free throws, it's a safe bet the winner will be the team that makes more. Predictably, that wasn't Xavier.
Xavier rode tenacious late game defense and an incredible rebounding effort to an emotional win over Dayton. Beating Richmond will likely take the Musketeers bringing that same intensity with them on the road.