Xavier survives clock issues

Xavier knows all about how clock issues can ruin a great ballgame.

So when the clock mysteriously stopped twice in the second half in a close game against Dayton, sure enough, there was a stopwatch on site this time to calculate the seconds that should have been run off.

Every tick mattered in this one.

Jordan Crawford, who is featured in this week's ESPN The Magazine, hit a fadeaway to give the Musketeers a five-point lead with 13.5 seconds left.

And after Marcus Johnson hit a three-pointer and Dayton committed a foul, there were only 0.6 seconds left.

Xavier won 78-74 and gets to celebrate this time.