Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 10/21/14
CINCINNATI It was supposed to a celebratory moment, and its possible that when the new polls come out Monday Xaviers basketball team will be ranked as high as its ever been. But Saturdays blowout of rival Cincinnati will instead be remembered for the brawl that ended the game with almost 10 seconds left to play and the way Xaviers players seemed to revel in it. There was shame and blame on both sides for a scene that turned ugly quickly, and Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin said he spent much of the second half asking the officials to step in to prevent such an occurrence. By the end of a fight that cleared both benches, Xavier center Kenny Frease lay face first, bleeding, at midcourt and Xavier point guard Tu Holloway was standing on the scorers table inciting the crowd and Cincinnatis players as they were being escorted off the court. TV replays showed Frease was knocked to the ground by a punch by Cincinnatis Yancy Gates. Frease crawled away from the scrum, which started next to...
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