Xavier went on a 25-4 run to start the second half on its way to beating in-state rival Dayton, 90-61, on Sunday night in the AdvoCare Invitational championship game at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Edmond Sumner had 14 points and Trevon Bluiett and Myles Davis 12 points apiece for the No. 23 Musketeers (7-0).
Kendall Pollard led the Flyers (5-1) with 15 points, and Scoochie Smith had 13.
Xavier reached the title game by beating Alabama, 64-45, and USC, 87-77.
This is Xavier's first holiday tournament championship since the 2008 Puerto Rico Tipoff.
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