CINCINNATI - An overtime game for the story books -- and, potentially, one for an NCAA Tournament bid -- extended a streak of Xavier home-court dominance over longtime rival Dayton Saturday night.
Much more importantly, it revealed that Tu Holloway can still be Tu Holloway.
Xavier's senior point guard never left the floor in his team's 86-83 win Saturday night. Holloway scored 32 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and had 5 assists. He scored 13 points in the first half, put Xavier ahead in the final 11 seconds of regulation and scored his team's final 7 points of overtime.
Perhaps Xavier will roll on from here, or perhaps the gifted but puzzling Musketeers will continue to be maybe college basketball's biggest mystery. With Holloway leading the way, though, they have a chance not only to salvage probably the strangest season in school history but to reach at least some of the high expectations it had when it started.
If anything about this team is certain, it's this: Xavier (17-9, 8...