BATON ROUGE, La. -- Derrick Brown scored 22 points and Xavier (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) handed LSU its first home loss of the season, 80-70 on Saturday night.

Marcus Thornton scored 30 for LSU, his 3-pointer giving the Tigers (15-4) a 40-36 lead early in the second half. Brown responded with a pair of 3s to tie it at 44, and Xavier (17-2) gradually built a lead as large as 11 before holding on.

B.J. Raymond added 21 points for Xavier, driving past Thornton for a layup inside the last two minutes to put the Musketeers up 70-63. Kenny Frease had 12 points.

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