Holloway scored 25 points, 20 in the second half, in the win over Western Michigan.
Nov. 15, 2010
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Xavier’s Tu Holloway was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Holloway scored a game-high 25 points, one shy of his career-high set in the 2010 NCAA Regional Semifinal against Kansas State and the regular season win last season over Cincinnati, as he led Xavier from an 11-point second half deficit to defeat Western Michigan 68-65 in the season opener for both teams.
The junior guard shot 54 percent from the floor including 44 percent from long range, while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out three assists to extend the Musketeers’ home winning streak to 25 games.
Holloway had a big second half, scoring 20 of his 25 points after intermission on the strength of 6-of-7 shooting from the field. The Hempstead, N.Y., native tied a career-high in made three pointers with four, including one with a little over a minute left in a tied game. After Western Michigan hit a three as possession ran out to even the score at 61, Holloway responded with his own three to give XU the lead for good.
Xavier returns to action Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. (EST) when the Musketeers welcome IPFW to the Cintas Center.