Muskies Go BIG - Take Out Creighton 80-73!!
By Andy Mac Williams, 1/15/2022

Travis Steele pulled the trigger on a 2 BIG line-up(Zach Freemantle and Jack Nunge on the floor together) and it worked to perfection especially after halftime in a comeback 80-73 Cintas victory over Creighton. X dabbled w/ two BIGS in half#1( outscoring CU 7-3 in 2+ minutes.) Steele tossed Freemantle and Nunge out together again w/ Muskies down 49-44 and about 12 minutes left and they basically played as a pair until the end. Overall- XU outscored CU 43-24 in those 14 minutes. BINGO!

Freemantle played like an all BIG EAST guy(13 points-11 rebounds and a robust+13). He ran the floor-threw his weight around-dunked 4 times and played ultra hard.

Nunge did his thing(12 points-6 boards-2 blocks-6-6 in FTs to help ice the game).

Xavier shared the scoring w/ 6 players in double figures. Colby Jones found his shooting touch(16 points-9 rebounds. He hustled for loose bals-drew fouls and attacked the rim.

Paul Scruggs and Dwon Odom wore out CU PG Ryan Nemhard w/ sticky on the ball "D". X got into the bonus and canned 15-17 FTs to ice the win.

XU is now 13-3, 3-2 BE in 3rd place. Marquette edged Seton Hall 73-72. MU now 4-3 BE. X is at DePaul Wed. 9PM-FS1.




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