Drew Lavender led a potent offensive attack on Thursday.
Jan. 3, 2008
The loss was the defending ACC Champions' most lopsided since UVA dropped a 99-54 decision at
Senior guard Stanley Burrell led the Musketeers with a game-high 15 points in only 21 minutes of action. Burrell was 3-of-4 from 3-point range and dished-out five of XU's season-high 27 assists while turning the ball over only once. Over the last three games, Burrell has amassed 17 assists and only two turnovers.
Incredibly, Xavier had a school-record seven players reach double-digit scoring for the second-straight game. XU also had seven double-figure scorers in the December 31 victory over
Senior All-American candidate Drew Lavender was outstanding once again, scoring 14 points and dropping eight dimes while not committing a single turnover. Lavender's 14 came on a 5-of-8 effort from the floor, including a 2-for-4 night from deep.
The junior tandem of C.J. Anderson and B.J. Raymond each chipped in with 12 points.
Senior forward Josh Duncan scored 11 points and was 3-for-4 from deep. Charles Bronson scored a career-high 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting in only nine-minutes of action. Sophomore forward Derrick Brown scored nine points in 22 minutes of action. He also corralled a game-high seven rebounds.
Sophomore center Jason Love was the seventh Musketeer in double-figures with 10 points on an efficient 5-for-6 effort from the field.
UVA would clip the XU lead to 63-37 with 17:10 remaining in the second half but Xavier exploded to the tune of a 19-3 run over the next four-minutes to take a 43-point lead (83-40) after sophomore guard Adrion Graves buried a long-ball.
XU finished the night with a blistering 63.8 percent (37-for-58) effort from the floor and shot an unconscious 61.5 percent (16-for-26) from three land.
Xavier out-rebounded UVA (the nation's leader in rebound margin) 32-to-30 and held a 16-to-6 effort in second chance points. Xavier also beat up the Cavaliers in points in the paint, out-scoring UVA 34-to-24 down low. Xavier out-muscled and out-hustled
The Musketeers blitzed their way to a 61-30 halftime lead by scorching the nets at a 66.7 percent
(22-for-33) clip in the first stanza. Amazingly, Xavier matched a season high by connecting on 11 3-point field goals and dished-out 16 assists while turning the ball over only three times in the first 20 minutes.
XU used an enlivening 15-0 run over a 3:10 stretch to extend its lead to 38-12 at the 8:30 mark. The run was capped by an old-fashioned 3-point by
The Musketeers are back in action on Sunday, January 6 when the team travels to