Dec. 18, 2010
Tu Holloway recorded the first triple-double by a Xavier player since David West accomplished the feat in 2001, leading Xavier (7-2) to an 83-75 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (6-5) in the second Skip Prosser Classic. Kenny Frease led five Musketeers in double-figure scoring with a career-high 22 points. Dante Jackson added 17 points, Mark Lyons scored 15, Holloway added 14, and Jamel McLean chipped in 11. Frease grabbed 14 rebounds and Tu Holloway had career highs with 10 rebounds and 14 assists. Wake Forest was led by J.T. Terrell who scored 27 points, and C.J. Harris and Ari Stewart each added 10 points. Travis McKie has 11 rebounds, and Stewart had 4 assists.
Xavier extended it home winning streak to 29 games, which is the longest in XU history and the second-longest in the nation. The previous XU record was 28 games set from 1986-88. Kansas holds the nation's longest active home winning streak at 65 games.
XU is now 140-17 (.892) overall and 70-7 (.909) against non-conference opponents in its 10-plus years at Cintas Center.
Xavier dished out a season-high 22 assists. The previous high was 18 against Western Michigan (11-12-10).
Xavier established season highs in field goals and field goal attempts by hitting 32 of 73 from the field. The previous high was 30 field goals made on 61 attempts against Wofford (11-27-10).
The Musketeers grabbed 45 rebounds, the second-most rebounds recorded by XU this season. Xavier grabbed 49 rebounds against Wofford (11-27-10).
Tu Holloway recorded a triple-double with a career-high 14 assists, a career-high 10 rebounds, and 14 points. His previous career highs were 10 assists, which he accomplished twice, most recently against St. Bonaventure (3-6-10), and 9 rebounds against IPFW (11-16-10). The last Musketeer to record a triple-double was David West, who scored 15 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and had 10 assists against Long Island (12-5-01).
Kenny Frease registered his third double-double of the season with a career-high 22 points and 14 rebounds. His previous career high in scoring was 17 points against Charlotte (1-28-09). This was his second double-double in as many games after scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against Butler (12-9-10). He has four career double-doubles.
Dante Jackson established a new career high with 5 steals. His previous career high was 4 steals three other times, most recently against Portland State in the NCAA Tournament (3-20-09).
Xavier raced to a 12-2 lead to start the game (17:13), led by Dante Jackson, who scored 8 points.
Trailing 14-4 at 15:36, Wake Forest went on an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to 14-12 at 13:16.
Up Next: Xavier travels to Spokane, Washington, to face the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Wednesday, December 22, at 11:00 p.m. The all-time series between the two teams is tied at one game apiece. The most recent meeting took place on March 16, 2006, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the opening round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament. In that game, Stanley Burrell scored 22 points to lead five XU players in double-figure scoring as the 14th-seeded Musketeers bid to upset the third-seeded Bulldogs. But Adam Morrison carried Gonzaga in the second half, finishing with 35 points, as the Bulldogs forged ahead in the final minutes of the game for the victory. In the other meeting, XU defeated Gonzaga, 87-82, on December 23, 1960, in Schmidt Fieldhouse.