Xavier Women Knock Off Butler on Senior Day
Xavier women's basketball picked up a 57-54 win over Butler on Sunday afternoon at Cintas Center. The contest served as 'Senior Day' for Anniina Äijänen and Jada Byrd.
The Musketeers ended regular-season play with a 10-19 (3-15 BIG EAST) record, while the Bulldogs moved to 14-16 (6-12 BIG EAST). Xavier swept the season series with Butler.
Butler and Xavier combined to only make five baskets in the final quarter. The Musketeers were able to seal the win by going 9-for-15 from the foul line. Xavier led by as many as six points (56-50) with just over two minutes left in regulation before hanging on for the victory.
Xavier opens BIG EAST Tournament action on Saturday, March 3 against No. 7 seed Seton Hall. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET from Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Ill.