CINCINNATI, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- B.J. Raymond scored 24 points Thursday and No. 9 Xavier stayed unbeaten in the Atlantic 10 Conference race with an 83-74 win over Temple.
Xavier recorded its 21st consecutive home win over league foes.
The Musketeers put the game away with a 20-6 run through the middle portion of the second half and stayed a game in front of Dayton in the conference race.
Jason Love and Derrick Brown both had 13 for Xavier (20-2, 8-0 A-10). Xavier converted 11-of-18 shots from long range, with Raymond making 5-of-7.
Temple (12-9, 4-3) was led by Sergio Olmos with 18 points. Dionte Christmas, who was averaging 20.5 points a game, was held to 12.