Blue-White Tip-Off Gives First Glimpse of Men's and Women's Basketball
Oct. 24, 2008
CINCINNATI - Fans got their first glimpse of the Xavier men's and women's basketball teams Friday night at XU's Blue-White Tip-Off at Cintas Center. Both squads got a chance to scrimmage in front of thousands of fans and junior Derrick Brown was able to rclaim the Slam Dunk title, making this the third time in the last four years he has won the contest.
Following the Slam Dunk competition, the women kicked off the scrimmage with a 15-minute game against their male practice players. Maureen Hester led all scorers with six points, going 2-for-2 behind the arc, and had two rebounds and an assist. Tudy Reed added five points and a steal while Jerri Taylor made her only shot of the night, a three.
The men came next, playing two 10-minute periods, and sophomores Jamel McLean and Jordan Crawford led all scorers with 10 each. Freshman Kenny Frease went four-for-five on the night and collected five rebounds while junior Jason Love added nine points, two rebounds and a steal.
The Xavier women's squad will open the 2008-09 season with an exhibition match-up with OGBR on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. while the men's team exhibition is set for Friday, Nov. 7 versus Findlay at 7 p.m.