Marquette 34 45 79
Xavier 40 46 86
Date of game: 1/9/2014

Recap: Xavier vs. Marquette

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Semaj Christon scored a career-high 28 points on 8-of-10 from the field, as the Xavier Musketeers defeated the Marquette Golden Eagles, 86-79, in a Big East Conference matchup at the Cintas Center.

Justin Martin scored 15 points and added eight rebounds for Xavier (13-3, 3-0 Big East). Dee Davis added 13 points and six assists while James Farr scored 10. The Musketeers have won eight straight contests.

Davante Gardner paced the Golden Eagles (9-7, 1-2) with 19 points and four boards. Jake Thomas added 17 points, Deonte Burton chipped in 13 and Todd Mayo scored 10 points.

Xavier made 46.4 percent of its first-half field goal attempts, including 2-of-8 from 3-point range. The Musketeers held a 40-34 lead at the break. Marquette shot 39.3 percent from the floor, including 5-of-11 from beyond the arc.

The Musketeers came out of intermission hot, making 61.1 percent of their field goal tries in the second stanza. The Golden Eagles shot 52.9 percent from the floor. Marquette shot the ball 16 more times than the Musketeers in the game, but Xavier outscored it at the foul line, 32-10, to pull away late.

The Musketeers dominated the glass, outrebounding Marquette, 39-20.

Game Notes

Aloha! Western Carolina to visit Hawaii in 2017

Western Carolina's football program will open its 2017 season at the University of Hawaii in a first-ever meeting between the two programs.

NASCAR News
Newman's No. 31 team penalized for tire manipulation

NASCAR handed down severe penalties to Ryan Newman's No. 31 team in the Sprint Cup Series on Tuesday for altered tires used in the March 22 race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

NBA fines Clippers' Davis $15K for cushion kick

Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for kicking a seat cushion into the stands during Sunday's game against Boston.

Oilers sign D LaLeggia

The Edmonton Oilers added depth and scoring punch from the college ranks on Monday, signing defenseman Joey LaLeggia to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.