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Marshall leads Xavier over Creighton 64-61 in OT

CINCINNATI (AP) Naji Marshall's clutch shots allowed Xavier to celebrate for the first time in a month.

Marshall made a pair of 3s as Xavier rallied to tie it in regulation and added two more baskets in overtime Wednesday, sending the Musketeers to a 64-61 victory over Creighton that ended their six-game losing streak. For a month, they'd been trying to explain how they let games get away.

''It's really fun not to do that,'' Marshall said.

Marshall finished with 23 point, including a career-high five 3s, in a matchup of the Big East's bottom teams. His four big shots at the end made the difference against a team that won by 22 points at Creighton only 10 days earlier.

''Marshall was pretty good tonight, and he didn't have that kind of game at our place,'' Creighton coach Greg McDermott said.

The sophomore forward led them out of their slump.

Xavier (12-13, 4-8) trailed 56-51 with 2:14 left in regulation. Marshall hit a pair of 3s, and Quentin Goodin stole an errant inbound pass and made a layup that tied it 59-59 with 21 seconds to go.

''We made a foolish turnover on an inbound situation,'' McDermott said.

In overtime, Marshall hit a pair of jumpers that put Xavier up 64-61 with 23 seconds left. Davion Mintz missed a pair of 3s in the closing seconds, leaving Creighton (13-12, 4-8) with its fourth loss in five games. Martin Krampelj led the Bluejays with 18 points.

''It feels pretty good to get a win,'' Marshall said. ''Now that we've got a win, we've got to get another one.''

Xavier dominated inside while taking a 36-30 halftime lead. Tyrique Jones had 10 points, and the Musketeers scored 20 of their first 26 points in the paint.

The Musketeers missed their first six shots to start the second half and had a pair of turnovers. Ty-Shon Alexander's 3-pointer put Creighton up 42-41. There were four ties and four lead changes as it went to overtime.

BIG PICTURE

Creighton: The Bluejays came in fifth nationally with 11.1 3-pointers per game, but couldn't get enough of them, especially at the end. They went 7 of 15 from beyond the arc in their 22-point win over Xavier earlier this month, but were only 9 of 29 in the rematch.

Xavier: Another loss would have put the Musketeers in rare territory. They've dropped seven straight games within a season only eight times in their history. The school record is 13 straight losses in 1972-73.

SERIES STUFF

Xavier leads the series 16-13, including a 9-6 mark in Cincinnati.

THREE-PEAT

Ty-Shon Alexander has made a 3 in all 24 games this season, extending his streak to 28 games. It's the longest active streak in the Big East and three shy of the Creighton record set by Booker Woodfox in 2008-09.

LONG RANGE

Creighton came in fourth nationally in 3-point shooting percentage and fifth with 11.1 3s per game. Xavier was last in the Big East in 3-point defense.

UP NEXT

Creighton hosts Seton Hall on Sunday. The Bluejays lost at Seton Hall 63-58 on Saturday.

Xavier plays at Providence on Saturday. Providence won at the Cintas Center 64-62 on Jan. 23.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Offensive rebound by Creighton 0.0
  Davion Mintz missed 3-pt. jump shot 0.0
  Lost ball turnover on Quentin Goodin, stolen by Ty-Shon Alexander 2.0
  Defensive rebound by Quentin Goodin 0.0
  Davion Mintz missed 3-pt. jump shot 0.0
  Offensive rebound by Martin Krampelj 5.0
  Ty-Shon Alexander missed 3-pt. jump shot 7.0
+ 2 Naji Marshall made running Jump Shot 24.0
  Bad pass turnover on Davion Mintz, stolen by Tyrique Jones 51.0
  Defensive rebound by Martin Krampelj 1:08
  Kyle Castlin missed running Jump Shot 1:10
Team Stats
Points 61 64
Field Goals 23-64 (35.9%) 26-64 (40.6%)
3-Pointers 9-29 (31.0%) 8-26 (30.8%)
Free Throws 6-10 (60.0%) 4-8 (50.0%)
Total Rebounds 42 43
Offensive 11 10
Defensive 30 31
Team 1 2
Assists 15 18
Steals 12 7
Blocks 7 9
Turnovers 12 15
Fouls 13 16
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST
23 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
12OTT
away team logo Creighton 13-12 3029261
home team logo Xavier 12-13 3623564
Team Stats
away team logo Creighton 13-12 77.9 PPG 36.8 RPG 16.0 APG
home team logo Xavier 12-13 72.2 PPG 39.2 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
15
M. Krampelj F 13.5 PPG 6.9 RPG 0.8 APG 59.2 FG%
13
N. Marshall F 14.7 PPG 7.2 RPG 3.4 APG 39.4 FG%
Top Scorers
M. Krampelj F 18 PTS 9 REB 2 AST
N. Marshall F 23 PTS 7 REB 5 AST
35.9 FG% 40.6
31.0 3PT FG% 30.8
60.0 FT% 50.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Krampelj 18 9 2 5/14 2/6 6/7 4 29 0 2 1 4 5
K. Joseph 11 5 1 5/9 1/2 0/0 2 33 2 0 1 1 4
T. Alexander 9 10 5 3/13 3/9 0/0 0 42 4 0 2 3 7
D. Mintz 8 1 4 3/11 2/6 0/0 1 33 2 0 3 0 1
M. Ballock 4 5 2 2/7 0/4 0/0 0 43 2 1 2 2 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Krampelj 18 9 2 5/14 2/6 6/7 4 29 0 2 1 4 5
K. Joseph 11 5 1 5/9 1/2 0/0 2 33 2 0 1 1 4
T. Alexander 9 10 5 3/13 3/9 0/0 0 42 4 0 2 3 7
D. Mintz 8 1 4 3/11 2/6 0/0 1 33 2 0 3 0 1
M. Ballock 4 5 2 2/7 0/4 0/0 0 43 2 1 2 2 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Jefferson 5 6 1 2/4 1/1 0/0 0 20 1 0 2 0 6
S. Froling 4 4 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 4 11 0 2 1 1 3
C. Bishop 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 1 5 0 2 0 0 0
C. Cashaw 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/2 1 9 1 0 0 0 1
J. Scurry - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Mahoney - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Epperson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Zegarowski - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Canfield - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 61 41 15 23/64 9/29 6/10 13 225 12 7 12 11 30
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Marshall 23 7 5 9/22 5/11 0/0 1 41 0 0 3 1 6
T. Jones 12 6 1 5/7 0/0 2/4 3 28 2 1 1 4 2
Z. Hankins 10 6 0 5/8 0/0 0/0 3 20 1 3 2 1 5
Q. Goodin 7 5 4 3/10 0/3 1/2 4 35 4 0 3 1 4
P. Scruggs 3 8 4 1/4 0/2 1/2 1 27 0 2 5 2 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Marshall 23 7 5 9/22 5/11 0/0 1 41 0 0 3 1 6
T. Jones 12 6 1 5/7 0/0 2/4 3 28 2 1 1 4 2
Z. Hankins 10 6 0 5/8 0/0 0/0 3 20 1 3 2 1 5
Q. Goodin 7 5 4 3/10 0/3 1/2 4 35 4 0 3 1 4
P. Scruggs 3 8 4 1/4 0/2 1/2 1 27 0 2 5 2 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Welage 6 3 3 2/7 2/6 0/0 2 27 0 1 1 1 2
K. Castlin 3 4 0 1/3 1/1 0/0 2 26 0 0 0 0 4
E. Harden 0 2 1 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 21 0 2 0 0 2
L. Schrand - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Hanson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. James - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Z. Swetye - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Singh - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Frazier - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 41 18 26/64 8/26 4/8 16 225 7 9 15 10 31