X Puts Together Complete Game Against Towson
The No. 18 Xavier Musketeers put together its first complete game of the season, knocking off Towson, 73-51, in the first round of the Charleston Classic at TD Arena on Thursday night. Jason Carter led the Muskies in scoring, finishing with 13 points while pulling down seven rebounds. Tyrique Jones (12), Bryce Moore (12) and Paul Scruggs (11), rounded out the four Xavier players who finished in double-digits scoring. The Musketeers also received an injection of offense with improved 3-point shooting as XU hit a season-high 7-of-11 from behind the arc. Xavier played with high energy on both ends of the court and fended off a feisty, scrappy Towson squad. As a team, X gained the advantage on the glass, outrebounding Towson, 54-32.
Xavier, the winner of its first five games, is back in action on Friday night in the semifinal of the Charleston Classic. The Musketeers will face off against a future BIG EAST foe, the UConn Huskies, who is returning to the league having spent the last seven seasons in the AAC. Tipoff against the Huskies is slated for 9:00pm at TD Arena in Charleston.