Muskies Fall to No.10 Nova in BIG EAST Opener
By Jay Skeldon, 12/30/2019

Despite a late comeback attempt, Xavier did not have enough as it was outlasted, 68-62, by No. 10 Villanova on the road before 6,501 fans at Finneran Pavilion in the BIG EAST opener on Monday evening. The Musketeers were led by Naji Marshall who scored a team-high 19 points. Paul Scruggs added 12 points and six assists for X, and Tyrique Jones recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. With the loss, Xavier drops to 11-3 (0-1 BIG EAST).

X opens up a three-game homestand starting on Sunday as it plays host to visiting St. Johns. Game time is set for 4:30pm at Cintas Center.

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