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Jones leads Xavier over No. 10 Seton Hall, win streak ends.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Xavier got a much-needed and highly unexpected big win that might jump start its season.

Tyrique Jones had 19 points and 18 rebounds and the Musketeers posted their biggest win of the season by beating No. 10 Seton Hall 74-62 Saturday, ending the Pirates' 10-game winning streak.

''Just to be able to come here, in a great environment and face a Top 10 team and leave here with a victory, it says something about Xavier basketball,'' said Jones, who was 9 of 10 from the field and added four blocks''.

''It says we're not far off,'' the 6-foot-9 senior forward added. ''We're right there. We're right where we want to be. We could turn this thing around and go on a run.''

The Musketeers (14-8, 3-5 Big East) came into the game having lost lost four of five. They dominated against Seton Hall (16-5, 8-1) ending its longest winning streak since taking 12 in a row in 1988-89.

A flu-ridden Naji Marshall had 19 points and 10 rebounds and KyKy Tandy added 14 points for Xavier, which built an early 24-point lead and never looked back.

Seton Hall was held to a season-low 22.2% shooting from the field and outrebounded 51-22.

''We got taken to the wood-shed,'' Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard said.

Pirates leading scorer Myles Powell was limited to nine points on 3 of 14 shooting. It was only his third game under double digits this season and his first in a game where he was not injured.

''Our team did a great job just making it tough on him,'' said Xavier coach Travis Steele, whose team also made a big run late last season, winning six of seven before the conference tournament.

''We've had consistency issues, so we need to pick it up and keep this one going,'' said Marshall, who was 7 of 12 from the field despite feeling under the weather.

Quincy McKnight led Seton Hall with 15 points before having to leave with an injury to his left knee with 6:02 to play. Willard had no update and a school spokesman said an MRI was planned on Monday.

Jared Rhoden added 13 for Seton Hall, which saw its best start to a Big East season come to an end. Sandro Mamukelashvili added 10 points.

The game started at 11 a.m. and Xavier was ready. Seton Hall wasn't.

The Musketeers scored 18 straight points after giving up the opening basket and they didn't stop there. They built a 30-6 lead on a layup by Quentin Goodin with 7:44 left in the half.

Xavier hit 12 of its first 17 shots and dominated inside, holding a 30-9 edge on the glass in the half, including 9-2 on the offensive boards.

''That's as good of a big-man performance that I have seen since I have been at Xavier,'' Steele said of Jones, . ''And against Seton Hall, they have 7-2, 7-2. He was absolute animal.''

Jones' 19 points were three shy of his career high and his 18 rebounds were two off his collegiate best.

The Pirates didn't pick up their intensity until the final seven minutes of the first half. They managed to cut the deficit to a dozen behind Rhoden and McKnight.

Seton Hall made a couple of runs and got to within seven points with roughly seven minutes to play but it never got closer.

POWELL STRUGGLES

Powell has struggled during this now completed three-game homestand. He had 14 points on 3 of 6 shooting against Providence and 24 against DePaul on 7 of 21. That's 13 of 41 on the home stand. ''I think teams are doing a good job of throwing two or three guys at him off screens. They are doing a good job of putting bigger, taller guys on him. He's getting good looks but every once in a while you go through a stretch of not shooting the basketball well.''

BIG PICTURE

Xavier: After good effort in recent losses, Xavier has a chance has a chance to get back into the NCAA Tournament picture. It has to put together more games like this and improve its free throw shooting. It was 9 of 20 against the Hall.

Seton Hall: The Pirates were due for a bad one after this was it. They got away not playing their best against Providence and DePaul in the last two games but Xavier has answers for their comeback efforts. The Hall should not fall much in the poll, if at all.

NOTES: Xavier had the lead for 38:36. ... Xavier had 18 second-chance points. Seton Hall had none. ... The Musketeers had eight turnovers. The Hall had 15. ...

UP NEXT

Xavier: at DePaul on Tuesday night.

Seton Hall: at Georgetown on Wednesday night in start of two-game road trip.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Xavier  
19:34   Out of bounds turnover on Naji Marshall  
19:08 +2 Myles Cale made jump shot 0-2
18:37 +3 Naji Marshall made 3-pt. jump shot 3-2
18:19   Quincy McKnight missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:17   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
18:05   Paul Scruggs missed jump shot  
18:03   Offensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
17:59 +2 Tyrique Jones made layup 5-2
17:46   Jared Rhoden missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:44   Defensive rebound by Jason Carter  
17:18   Naji Marshall missed jump shot  
17:16   Offensive rebound by Jason Carter  
17:12 +2 Jason Carter made layup 7-2
17:01   Myles Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:59   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
16:35   Shooting foul on Myles Cale  
16:35   Naji Marshall missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:35   Naji Marshall missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
16:35   Defensive rebound by Jared Rhoden  
16:22   Lost ball turnover on Quincy McKnight, stolen by Naji Marshall  
16:08 +2 Paul Scruggs made layup, assist by Jason Carter 9-2
15:52   Quincy McKnight missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:50   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
15:39 +2 Zach Freemantle made jump shot 11-2
15:39   Shooting foul on Jared Rhoden  
15:39 +1 Zach Freemantle made free throw 12-2
15:20   Tyrese Samuel missed layup, blocked by Tyrique Jones  
15:18   Offensive rebound by Seton Hall  
15:09   Ike Obiagu missed jump shot  
15:07   Defensive rebound by Quentin Goodin  
14:55   Traveling violation turnover on Quentin Goodin  
14:37   Tyrese Samuel missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:35   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
14:27   Paul Scruggs missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Ike Obiagu  
14:21   Offensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
14:23 +2 Tyrique Jones made dunk 14-2
14:08   Out of bounds turnover on Quincy McKnight  
13:50 +3 KyKy Tandy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Naji Marshall 17-2
13:33   Anthony Nelson missed layup  
13:31   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
13:23   Shooting foul on Shavar Reynolds, Jr.  
13:23   Paul Scruggs missed 1st of 2 free throws  
13:23 +1 Paul Scruggs made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-2
13:07 +2 Sandro Mamukelashvili made layup 18-4
12:46 +2 KyKy Tandy made jump shot 20-4
12:33   Myles Powell missed jump shot  
12:31   Defensive rebound by Paul Scruggs  
12:26   Zach Freemantle missed layup  
12:24   Offensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
12:20 +2 Naji Marshall made layup 22-4
12:02   Shavar Reynolds, Jr. missed jump shot  
12:00   Defensive rebound by Xavier  
11:45   Zach Freemantle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:43   Defensive rebound by Romaro Gill  
11:43   Shooting foul on Bryce Moore  
11:26 +1 Quincy McKnight made 1st of 2 free throws 22-5
11:26 +1 Quincy McKnight made 2nd of 2 free throws 22-6
10:54 +2 Jason Carter made jump shot 24-6
10:30   Anthony Nelson missed jump shot  
10:28   Defensive rebound by Jason Carter  
10:18   Out of bounds turnover on Paul Scruggs  
10:08   Personal foul on KyKy Tandy  
9:56   Romaro Gill missed jump shot  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Zach Freemantle  
9:44   Lost ball turnover on Paul Scruggs, stolen by Myles Cale  
9:38   Myles Powell missed layup  
9:36   Defensive rebound by Paul Scruggs  
9:33 +2 Zach Freemantle made jump shot, assist by Naji Marshall 26-6
9:27   Quincy McKnight missed layup  
9:25   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
9:06   Personal foul on Zach Freemantle  
9:06   Turnover on Jason Carter  
8:52   Quincy McKnight missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:50   Defensive rebound by Xavier  
8:28 +2 Quentin Goodin made jump shot 28-6
8:09   Myles Cale missed jump shot, blocked by Tyrique Jones  
8:07   Defensive rebound by Jason Carter  
7:43 +2 Quentin Goodin made layup, assist by Tyrique Jones 30-6
7:20 +3 Jared Rhoden made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Quincy McKnight 30-9
7:15   Offensive foul on Quentin Goodin  
7:15   Turnover on Quentin Goodin  
7:11 +2 Quincy McKnight made jump shot, assist by Shavar Reynolds, Jr. 30-11
6:41   Paul Scruggs missed jump shot  
6:39   Defensive rebound by Quincy McKnight  
6:29   Shooting foul on Tyrique Jones  
6:29 +1 Sandro Mamukelashvili made 1st of 2 free throws 30-12
6:29 +1 Sandro Mamukelashvili made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-13
6:14   Personal foul on Romaro Gill  
6:01   Shooting foul on Shavar Reynolds, Jr.  
6:01   Paul Scruggs missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:01 +1 Paul Scruggs made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-13
5:47   Jared Rhoden missed layup, blocked by Tyrique Jones  
5:45   Offensive rebound by Sandro Mamukelashvili  
5:38   Myles Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:36   Defensive rebound by Quentin Goodin  
5:32   Lost ball turnover on Quentin Goodin, stolen by Sandro Mamukelashvili  
5:22   Offensive foul on Romaro Gill  
5:22   Turnover on Romaro Gill  
5:02   KyKy Tandy missed jump shot  
4:59   Offensive rebound by Xavier  
4:59   Offensive foul on Tyrique Jones  
4:59   Turnover on Tyrique Jones  
4:39 +3 Jared Rhoden made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Quincy McKnight 31-16
4:19   Paul Scruggs missed layup  
4:17   Offensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
4:13 +2 Naji Marshall made layup 33-16
4:03 +2 Myles Powell made layup 33-18
3:36   Lost ball turnover on Zach Freemantle, stolen by Quincy McKnight  
3:25   Myles Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:23   Defensive rebound by Paul Scruggs  
3:15   Jason Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:13   Offensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
3:08   KyKy Tandy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:06   Offensive rebound by Jason Carter  
2:51   Jason Carter missed layup  
2:51   Offensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
2:51   Naji Marshall missed layup  
2:51   Defensive rebound by Sandro Mamukelashvili  
2:51   Jared Rhoden missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:49   Defensive rebound by KyKy Tandy  
2:28   Jason Carter missed jump shot  
2:26   Defensive rebound by Seton Hall  
2:11   Personal foul on Naji Marshall  
2:11 +1 Myles Powell made 1st of 2 free throws 33-19
2:11 +1 Myles Powell made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-20
1:56   Personal foul on Quincy McKnight  
1:56   Jason Carter missed free throw  
1:56   Defensive rebound by Jared Rhoden  
1:41   Sandro Mamukelashvili missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:39   Defensive rebound by Jason Carter  
1:24 +2 Naji Marshall made jump shot 35-20
1:05   Shooting foul on KyKy Tandy  
1:05 +1 Quincy McKnight made 1st of 2 free throws 35-21
1:05   Quincy McKnight missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:05   Defensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
46.0   Naji Marshall missed layup  
44.0   Defensive rebound by Jared Rhoden  
34.0 +2 Jared Rhoden made jump shot, assist by Myles Powell 35-23
22.0   Traveling violation turnover on Jason Carter  
4.0   Myles Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Defensive rebound by Zach Freemantle  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:51 +2 Jared Rhoden made jump shot, assist by Quincy McKnight 35-25
19:51   Shooting foul on Zach Freemantle  
19:51 +1 Jared Rhoden made free throw 35-26
19:38   Personal foul on Myles Powell  
19:26 +2 Naji Marshall made jump shot 37-26
19:10   Myles Cale missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:08   Offensive rebound by Jared Rhoden  
18:53   Jared Rhoden missed layup  
18:51   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
18:42   Shooting foul on Jared Rhoden  
18:43 +1 Tyrique Jones made 1st of 2 free throws 38-26
18:42   Tyrique Jones missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
18:42   Defensive rebound by Myles Cale  
18:23 +3 Quincy McKnight made 3-pt. jump shot 38-29
17:50 +3 Paul Scruggs made 3-pt. jump shot 41-29
17:29   Myles Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:27   Defensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
17:16 +2 Tyrique Jones made layup 43-29
17:01 +2 Myles Cale made dunk, assist by Myles Powell 43-31
16:36 +3 Naji Marshall made 3-pt. jump shot 46-31
16:19 +3 Quincy McKnight made 3-pt. jump shot 46-34
16:05   Naji Marshall missed jump shot  
16:03   Defensive rebound by Romaro Gill  
15:55 +3 Myles Powell made 3-pt. jump shot 46-37
15:34   Tyrique Jones missed jump shot, blocked by Romaro Gill  
15:32   Defensive rebound by Romaro Gill  
15:13   Jared Rhoden missed jump shot  
15:11   Defensive rebound by Zach Freemantle  
15:11   Personal foul on Sandro Mamukelashvili  
14:52   Zach Freemantle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:50   Offensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
14:42 +2 Tyrique Jones made layup 48-37
14:26 +2 Romaro Gill made layup, assist by Myles Powell 48-39
13:57   Lost ball turnover on Zach Freemantle, stolen by Jared Rhoden  
13:51   Lost ball turnover on Quincy McKnight, stolen by Naji Marshall  
13:47 +2 Naji Marshall made layup 50-39
13:47   Shooting foul on Jared Rhoden  
13:47 +1 Naji Marshall made free throw 51-39
13:26 +2 Sandro Mamukelashvili made jump shot 51-41
12:53   Quentin Goodin missed layup  
12:51   Offensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
12:47 +2 Tyrique Jones made layup 53-41
12:38   Quincy McKnight missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:36   Offensive rebound by Sandro Mamukelashvili  
12:36   Personal foul on Zach Freemantle  
12:26   Myles Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:24   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
12:05   Quentin Goodin missed layup, blocked by Romaro Gill  
12:04   Defensive rebound by Myles Powell  
12:03   Personal foul on Bryce Moore  
12:01   Shooting foul on Zach Freemantle  
12:01 +1 Ike Obiagu made 1st of 2 free throws 53-42
12:01 +1 Ike Obiagu made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-43
11:34   Traveling violation turnover on Paul Scruggs  
11:09 +2 Myles Powell made layup 53-45
10:47 +2 Tyrique Jones made dunk, assist by Jason Carter 55-45
10:22   Offensive foul on Myles Cale  
10:22   Turnover on Myles Cale  
10:09   Lost ball turnover on Quentin Goodin, stolen by Myles Cale  
10:06 +2 Quincy McKnight made layup 55-47
10:06   Shooting foul on Jason Carter  
10:06   Quincy McKnight missed free throw  
10:06   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
9:49 +2 Tyrique Jones made dunk, assist by Naji Marshall 57-47
9:25   Jared Rhoden missed layup  
9:23   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
9:08   Quentin Goodin missed jump shot  
9:06   Defensive rebound by Myles Cale  
9:00   Myles Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:58   Defensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
8:51 +2 Tyrique Jones made jump shot, assist by Naji Marshall 59-47
8:34   Myles Powell missed layup  
8:32   Defensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
8:12   Naji Marshall missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:09   Defensive rebound by Seton Hall  
7:59 +2 Sandro Mamukelashvili made jump shot 59-49
7:37   Shooting foul on Quincy McKnight  
7:37   Naji Marshall missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:37 +1 Naji Marshall made 2nd of 2 free throws 60-49
7:22   Shooting foul on Zach Freemantle  
7:22 +1 Quincy McKnight made 1st of 2 free throws 60-50
7:22 +1 Quincy McKnight made 2nd of 2 free throws 60-51
7:05   Lost ball turnover on Quentin Goodin, stolen by Quincy McKnight  
7:00 +2 Sandro Mamukelashvili made layup 60-53
7:00   Shooting foul on Jason Carter  
7:01   Sandro Mamukelashvili missed free throw  
7:01   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
6:29   Bryce Moore missed layup  
6:27   Offensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
6:27 +2 Tyrique Jones made layup 62-53
6:27   Shooting foul on Sandro Mamukelashvili  
6:27   Tyrique Jones missed free throw  
6:27   Defensive rebound by Romaro Gill  
6:27   Personal foul on Paul Scruggs  
6:27   Romaro Gill missed free throw  
6:27   Defensive rebound by Xavier  
6:13   Personal foul on Romaro Gill  
6:13 +1 KyKy Tandy made 1st of 2 free throws 63-53
6:13 +1 KyKy Tandy made 2nd of 2 free throws 64-53
6:01   Personal foul on Tyrique Jones  
6:02   Sandro Mamukelashvili missed 1st of 2 free throws  
6:00   Sandro Mamukelashvili missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:00   Defensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
5:40   Offensive foul on Jason Carter  
5:44   Turnover on Jason Carter  
5:24   Anthony Nelson missed layup, blocked by Tyrique Jones  
5:22   Offensive rebound by Seton Hall  
5:16   Myles Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:14   Defensive rebound by Paul Scruggs  
5:02   Traveling violation turnover on Naji Marshall  
4:41   Anthony Nelson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:39   Defensive rebound by Xavier  
4:28 +3 KyKy Tandy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jason Carter 67-53
4:07   Myles Cale missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:05   Defensive rebound by Xavier  
3:52   Traveling violation turnover on Paul Scruggs  
3:33   Lost ball turnover on Anthony Nelson  
3:19