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Xavier opens Big East defense with 74-65 win at DePaul

CHICAGO (AP) Naji Marshall returned to the Xavier lineup after missing a game due to injury to score 19 points and grab 14 rebounds as the Musketeers opened the defense of their Big East Conference regular season title by handing DePaul a second straight home court defeat, 74-65 on Saturday afternoon.

Marshall and Tyrique Jones both sat out Xavier's win over Detroit Mercy December 21 with injuries. Both came back to score in double digits.

Femi Olujobi scored at the basket with 5:12 left to put the Blue Demons up, 61-55, but Marshall hit two free throws and a 3-pointer as Xavier (9-5) went on a 9-0 run to retake the lead for good while limiting DePaul to just two points in the final two minutes.

Marshall was 5 of 12 from the floor and knocked down two of his attempts from beyond the arc. Ryan Welage contributed 17 points and Jones contributed 13.

Paul Reed had 17 points and nine rebounds for DePaul (8-4).

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Key Players
N. Marshall
M. Strus
35.4 Min. Per Game 35.4
19.7 Pts. Per Game 19.7
2.7 Ast. Per Game 2.7
8.1 Reb. Per Game 8.1
42.8 Field Goal % 43.2
23.6 Three Point % 34.7
70.4 Free Throw % 74.4
+ 2 Eli Cain made layup 8.0
  Offensive rebound by DePaul 12.0
  Femi Olujobi missed dunk, blocked by Tyrique Jones 14.0
  Offensive rebound by Femi Olujobi 14.0
  Max Strus missed 3-pt. jump shot 16.0
+ 1 Ryan Welage made 2nd of 2 free throws 22.0
+ 1 Ryan Welage made 1st of 2 free throws 22.0
  Personal foul on Eli Cain 22.0
  Defensive rebound by Ryan Welage 23.0
  Devin Gage missed 3-pt. jump shot 25.0
+ 1 Tyrique Jones made 2nd of 2 free throws 34.0
Team Stats
Points 74 65
Field Goals 23-50 (46.0%) 21-52 (40.4%)
3-Pointers 10-26 (38.5%) 3-14 (21.4%)
Free Throws 18-22 (81.8%) 20-23 (87.0%)
Total Rebounds 33 30
Offensive 4 4
Defensive 27 22
Team 2 4
Assists 16 10
Steals 7 3
Blocks 3 1
Turnovers 11 10
Fouls 21 20
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 14 REB, 4 AST
17 PTS, 9 REB
12T
away team logo Xavier 9-5 383674
home team logo DePaul 8-4 323365
Team Stats
away team logo Xavier 9-5 72.1 PPG 39.2 RPG 14.9 APG
home team logo DePaul 8-4 77.6 PPG 40.7 RPG 14.7 APG
Key Players
13
N. Marshall F 14.5 PPG 7.2 RPG 3.4 APG 39.6 FG%
4
P. Reed F 11.3 PPG 8.2 RPG 0.9 APG 54.1 FG%
Top Scorers
N. Marshall F 19 PTS 14 REB 4 AST
P. Reed F 17 PTS 9 REB 0 AST
46.0 FG% 40.4
38.5 3PT FG% 21.4
81.8 FT% 87.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Marshall 19 14 4 5/12 2/4 7/8 3 33 1 0 4 2 12
P. Scruggs 11 4 2 4/10 2/6 1/2 3 38 0 0 1 0 4
Q. Goodin 7 1 8 2/10 1/7 2/2 4 40 2 1 2 0 1
Z. Hankins 7 4 1 2/3 0/0 3/4 1 17 0 0 1 1 3
K. Castlin 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 13 1 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Marshall 19 14 4 5/12 2/4 7/8 3 33 1 0 4 2 12
P. Scruggs 11 4 2 4/10 2/6 1/2 3 38 0 0 1 0 4
Q. Goodin 7 1 8 2/10 1/7 2/2 4 40 2 1 2 0 1
Z. Hankins 7 4 1 2/3 0/0 3/4 1 17 0 0 1 1 3
K. Castlin 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 13 1 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Welage 17 3 1 5/8 5/8 2/2 2 29 0 0 2 0 3
T. Jones 13 4 0 5/6 0/0 3/4 3 23 3 2 0 1 3
E. Harden 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
K. Kennedy 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 4 6 0 0 0 0 0
L. Schrand - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hanson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Swetye - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Singh - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 31 16 23/50 10/26 18/22 21 200 7 3 11 4 27
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Reed 17 9 0 4/9 0/0 9/10 5 27 0 0 2 2 7
E. Cain 14 5 2 5/12 1/3 3/3 3 34 1 0 1 0 5
M. Strus 10 1 2 3/9 2/7 2/2 4 35 1 1 3 0 1
F. Olujobi 4 1 0 2/6 0/1 0/0 4 16 0 0 1 1 0
D. Gage 4 2 2 2/9 0/3 0/0 1 35 1 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
P. Reed 17 9 0 4/9 0/0 9/10 5 27 0 0 2 2 7
E. Cain 14 5 2 5/12 1/3 3/3 3 34 1 0 1 0 5
M. Strus 10 1 2 3/9 2/7 2/2 4 35 1 1 3 0 1
F. Olujobi 4 1 0 2/6 0/1 0/0 4 16 0 0 1 1 0
D. Gage 4 2 2 2/9 0/3 0/0 1 35 1 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Butz 16 6 1 5/6 0/0 6/8 2 32 0 0 1 1 5
L. Shreiner 0 2 3 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 21 0 0 0 0 2
J. Coleman-Lands - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hall - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Malonga - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Xidias - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Cameron - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Maslennikov - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Sullivan - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Ozanne - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Diener - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 65 26 10 21/52 3/14 20/23 20 200 3 1 10 4 22