B.J. Raymond tallied 15 points on Saturday.
Dec. 1, 2007
Burrell's 18 came on 7-of-11 shooting and he was a sizzling 4-of-5 from beyond the 3-point arc. The
Burrell was joined in double-figures by juniors C.J. Anderson and B.J. Raymond. Raymond scored 15 points and buried three 3-point field goals while
Senior forward Josh Duncan had a solid night, hauling in a career-high 10 rebounds and finishing one point shy of a double-double.
Junior center Charles Bronson added a career-high eight points in seven minutes of action and was one of seven Musketeers to chase down at least four rebounds.
Xavier led 41-25 at halftime and would never let
XU dominated in all facets of this contest, out-rebounding the Bruins 51-to-33 and holding a 42-16 edge in points in the paint and an 18-2 edge in second chance points. Xavier opportunistically took advantage of
Xavier shot a tidy 50.8 percent from the floor and was equally efficient on the defensive end, holding
Shane Dansby led the way for
The Musketeers stormed out of the gate and seized a commanding 16-6 lead with 12:40 to go in the first half.
The Bruins would not go away quietly though and charged out to a 9-2 run over the next four minutes to pull within three points, 18-15, at the 8:20 mark.
XU would answer on the strength of a 10-0 run, which was keyed by consecutive 3-pointers by Raymond. The Musketeers would gradually stretch the lead out and built a 41-25 edge at the break. Xavier has led at intermission in each game this season.
Xavier will return to the hardwood when it welcomes Creighton to