X Outlasted by Marquette in 2OT at Cintas
After missing the last two games due to injury, Xavier senior guard Quentin Goodin returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday night against Marquette at Cintas Center. Goodin provided a big boost for X, finishing with a team-high 19 points including 5-of-8 from 3-point range. But, Xavier struggled from the free throw line, converting on just 11-of-25 FTs for 44%. That proved to be the difference in the game for the Musketeers as they were outlasted in double-overtime, 84-82. Xavier (13-8, 2-6 BIG EAST) tied the score at 68 and sent the game to overtime on a trademark deep three from the top of the arc from Naji Marshall off of a scoop pass.
Other standouts for Xavier included Tyrique Jones who recorded another double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds while Marshall (16), Scruggs (12) and Freemantle (11) rounded out the double-digit scorers. Marshall added seven rebounds and five assists before fouling out in double OT.
The road for Xavier doesn't get any easier as it must gear up for a trip to first place Seton Hall on Saturday. Game time is 11am at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.