Kentst 55
Xavier 62
Date of game: 12/9/2012

Recap: Xavier vs. Kent State

Cincannti, OH (Sports Network) - Semaj Christon scored 18 points as the Xavier Musketeers defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes, 62-55, in non-conference action Cintas Center.

Brad Redford chipped in 14 points off the bench for Xavier (7-2), while Dee Davis tallied 10 points and four assists. The Musketeers have won four of their past five games.

For Kent State (5-5), Melvin Tabb led all scorers with 20 points on 9-of-10 from the field while also adding 14 rebounds. Chris Evans had 10 points and eight boards for the Flashes, who have lost three straight.

It was a defensive struggle in the first half, as Kent State shot just 30.8 percent from the field while Xavier was even worse at 20.8 percent. The Flashes took a 20-18 advantage into intermission.

With the game tied at 33-33 with eleven and a half minutes to play, the Musketeers ripped off a 12-0 to pull away.

Kent State shot just 4-of-24 from three-point range in the game, while Xavier made 6-of-12 from beyond the arc.

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