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Naji Marshall leads Xavier past Green Bay, 84-71.

CINCINNATI (AP) Naji Marshall scored a season-high 24 points, and Quentin Goodin, Paul Scruggs and Tyrique Jones each scored 14, lifting Xavier to an 84-71 victory over Wisconsin Green Bay on Wednesday night.

It was the final tune-up for the Musketeers before Saturday's meeting with crosstown rival Cincinnati.

Jones also grabbed 14 rebounds for his 16th career double-double and fifth this season.

Amari Davis scored 19 points and JayQuan McCloud added 15 for Green Bay.

Xavier (8-1) led 38-35 after a frenetic first half. It was the second-most points allowed by the Musketeers in the first half this season. They allowed 39 in a loss to Florida on Nov. 24 in the Charleston Classic.

Green Bay (3-5) came in to Wednesday's game averaging 76.6 possessions per 40 minutes which ranked ninth-most in Division I, according to Pomeroy ratings.

There were 15 lead changes in the first half as the Musketeers tried to match Green Bay's pace.

Marshall helped Xavier overcome a sloppy performance. His second three-pointer gave the Musketeers their largest lead, 51-41, with 13:40 left.

Xavier's defense, which has been a strength early this season, tightened up in the second half and the Phoenix were just 3 of 14 from three-point range after halftime.

BIG PICTURE

Musketeers coach Travis Steele was concerned about a sluggish performance with a rivalry game against Cincinnati coming up next. Earlier in the week, Steele called the annual clash with the Bearcats the ''elephant in the room'' and warned his team about looking past Green Bay. The Musketeers lost to Cincinnati last season but have won four of the past six meetings.

UP NEXT

Green Bay plays at Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Xavier hosts Cincinnati on Saturday.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Xavier  
19:35   Lost ball turnover on Quentin Goodin, stolen by Amari Davis  
19:29 +2 JayQuan McCloud made jump shot, assist by Amari Davis 2-0
19:13   Personal foul on Josh McNair  
19:10 +2 Tyrique Jones made layup, assist by Jason Carter 2-2
18:47   Bad pass turnover on Josh McNair  
18:36 +3 Paul Scruggs made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Naji Marshall 2-5
18:25   Amari Davis missed jump shot  
18:23   Defensive rebound by Quentin Goodin  
18:14 +2 Quentin Goodin made layup 2-7
18:07 +3 JayQuan McCloud made 3-pt. jump shot 5-7
18:07   Personal foul on Josh McNair  
17:54   Quentin Goodin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:52   Defensive rebound by JayQuan McCloud  
17:42   JayQuan McCloud missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:40   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
17:28   Jason Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:26   Defensive rebound by JayQuan McCloud  
17:20 +2 Amari Davis made jump shot 7-7
16:59   Paul Scruggs missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:57   Defensive rebound by Josh McNair  
16:51   Personal foul on Naji Marshall  
16:48   Shooting foul on Quentin Goodin  
16:48   PJ Pipes missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:48 +1 PJ Pipes made 2nd of 2 free throws 8-7
16:41 +2 Paul Scruggs made layup 8-9
16:25   Offensive foul on Amari Davis  
16:25   Turnover on Amari Davis  
16:07   Quentin Goodin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:05   Offensive rebound by Jason Carter  
16:00   Bad pass turnover on Jason Carter, stolen by Trevian Bell  
15:49   PJ Pipes missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:47   Defensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
15:41   Shooting foul on JayQuan McCloud  
15:41 +1 Naji Marshall made 1st of 2 free throws 8-10
15:41 +1 Naji Marshall made 2nd of 2 free throws 8-11
15:32 +2 Amari Davis made layup, assist by Trevian Bell 10-11
15:09   Naji Marshall missed layup  
15:07   Defensive rebound by Manny Patterson  
14:53   Kameron Hankerson missed jump shot  
14:51   Defensive rebound by KyKy Tandy  
14:30   Bryce Moore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:28   Defensive rebound by Trevian Bell  
14:21   JayQuan McCloud missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:19   Defensive rebound by Zach Freemantle  
14:12   Naji Marshall missed layup  
14:10   Defensive rebound by Manny Patterson  
14:03 +2 Amari Davis made layup 12-11
13:40   KyKy Tandy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:38   Offensive rebound by Zach Freemantle  
13:32   Bryce Moore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:30   Defensive rebound by Amari Davis  
13:24   Kameron Hankerson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:22   Defensive rebound by Zach Freemantle  
12:57 +2 Zach Freemantle made jump shot, assist by Bryce Moore 12-13
12:35 +2 Kameron Hankerson made jump shot, assist by Trevian Bell 14-13
12:15   Paul Scruggs missed layup  
12:13   Offensive rebound by Zach Freemantle  
12:10 +2 Zach Freemantle made tip-in 14-15
12:03   Jumpball received by Green Bay  
12:02 +2 Cody Schwartz made jump shot, assist by Kameron Hankerson 16-15
11:39   Shooting foul on Trevian Bell  
11:39 +1 KyKy Tandy made 1st of 2 free throws 16-16
11:39 +1 KyKy Tandy made 2nd of 2 free throws 16-17
11:27 +2 Trevian Bell made layup, assist by Kameron Hankerson 18-17
10:59   Jason Carter missed layup, blocked by Trevian Bell  
10:57   Defensive rebound by Hunter Crist  
10:57 +3 PJ Pipes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cody Schwartz 21-17
10:34   Quentin Goodin missed layup  
10:32   Defensive rebound by JayQuan McCloud  
10:25   JayQuan McCloud missed layup  
10:23   Offensive rebound by JayQuan McCloud  
10:19   JayQuan McCloud missed layup  
10:17   Defensive rebound by Quentin Goodin  
10:11 +2 Quentin Goodin made layup 21-19
9:52   Trevian Bell missed jump shot  
9:50   Defensive rebound by Bryce Moore  
9:29 +3 KyKy Tandy made 3-pt. jump shot 21-22
9:08 +3 Trevian Bell made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by JayQuan McCloud 24-22
8:42   KyKy Tandy missed jump shot  
8:40   Defensive rebound by JayQuan McCloud  
8:33   Cody Schwartz missed jump shot  
8:31   Defensive rebound by KyKy Tandy  
8:20   Zach Freemantle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:18   Defensive rebound by JayQuan McCloud  
8:05   Personal foul on KyKy Tandy  
7:55   JayQuan McCloud missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:53   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
7:26   Personal foul on PJ Pipes  
7:25 +2 Naji Marshall made dunk, assist by Quentin Goodin 24-24
7:09 +2 Amari Davis made jump shot, assist by Josh McNair 26-24
6:48 +3 Naji Marshall made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Paul Scruggs 26-27
6:32   Amari Davis missed jump shot  
6:30   Defensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
6:09 +2 Tyrique Jones made alley-oop shot, assist by Naji Marshall 26-29
5:54   Personal foul on Paul Scruggs  
5:46 +2 Amari Davis made jump shot, assist by PJ Pipes 28-29
5:22   Paul Scruggs missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:20   Defensive rebound by Josh McNair  
5:13 +2 Josh McNair made layup 30-29
4:47   Dontarius James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:45   Defensive rebound by Cody Schwartz  
4:36   Amari Davis missed jump shot  
4:34   Offensive rebound by Josh McNair  
4:25   Josh McNair missed layup  
4:23   Defensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
4:13   Quentin Goodin missed layup  
4:13   Defensive rebound by Amari Davis  
4:13   Lost ball turnover on JayQuan McCloud, stolen by Tyrique Jones  
4:07 +2 Naji Marshall made layup, assist by Tyrique Jones 30-31
4:06   Shooting foul on PJ Pipes  
4:06 +1 Naji Marshall made free throw 30-32
3:45   PJ Pipes missed jump shot  
3:43   Offensive rebound by Will Chevalier  
3:36   Kameron Hankerson missed layup  
3:34   Defensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
3:29 +2 Naji Marshall made layup, assist by Quentin Goodin 30-34
3:15   Lost ball turnover on Amari Davis, stolen by Tyrique Jones  
3:07   Quentin Goodin missed layup  
3:05   Offensive rebound by Paul Scruggs  
3:08 +2 Paul Scruggs made layup 30-36
2:56   Amari Davis missed layup  
2:54   Defensive rebound by Quentin Goodin  
2:39 +2 Paul Scruggs made layup 30-38
2:19 +2 Trevian Bell made jump shot 32-38
2:02   Zach Freemantle missed layup  
2:00   Defensive rebound by JayQuan McCloud  
1:54 +3 Will Chevalier made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by JayQuan McCloud 35-38
1:27   Traveling violation turnover on Jason Carter  
1:17   Kameron Hankerson missed jump shot  
1:15   Defensive rebound by Xavier  
1:02   Jason Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:00   Defensive rebound by Will Chevalier  
40.0   JayQuan McCloud missed 3-pt. jump shot  
38.0   Defensive rebound by Zach Freemantle  
21.0   Quentin Goodin missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19.0   Defensive rebound by Will Chevalier  
0.0   Will Chevalier missed 3-pt. jump shot  
38:42   Defensive rebound by Xavier  
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:43 +3 Paul Scruggs made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Quentin Goodin 35-41
19:22   Amari Davis missed layup  
19:20   Defensive rebound by Jason Carter  
18:59   Paul Scruggs missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:57   Offensive rebound by Tyrique Jones  
18:46 +2 Naji Marshall made jump shot 35-43
18:32 +2 PJ Pipes made jump shot, assist by JayQuan McCloud 37-43
18:14   Jason Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:12   Offensive rebound by Paul Scruggs  
18:04 +2 Jason Carter made layup 37-45
18:04   Personal foul on Naji Marshall  
17:49   Lost ball turnover on Josh McNair, stolen by Paul Scruggs  
17:49   Personal foul on JayQuan McCloud  
17:49 +1 Naji Marshall made 1st of 2 free throws 37-46
17:49 +1 Naji Marshall made 2nd of 2 free throws 37-47
17:37 +2 Amari Davis made layup 39-47
17:26   Tyrique Jones missed jump shot  
17:24   Defensive rebound by JayQuan McCloud  
17:17   JayQuan McCloud missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:15   Defensive rebound by Quentin Goodin  
17:03   Lost ball turnover on Quentin Goodin, stolen by Cody Schwartz  
16:56   Traveling violation turnover on PJ Pipes  
16:39   Bad pass turnover on Paul Scruggs, stolen by PJ Pipes  
16:20   Amari Davis missed jump shot  
16:18   Defensive rebound by Quentin Goodin  
16:04   Personal foul on PJ Pipes  
16:01   Jason Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:59   Offensive rebound by Quentin Goodin  
15:59   Traveling violation turnover on Quentin Goodin  
15:38   Kameron Hankerson missed jump shot  
15:36   Defensive rebound by Naji Marshall  
15:18   Shooting foul on Trevian Bell  
15:18   Naji Marshall missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:18 +1 Naji Marshall made 2nd of 2 free throws 39-48
15:12   Kameron Hankerson missed layup, blocked by Naji Marshall  
15:10   Defensive rebound by KyKy Tandy  
14:49   KyKy Tandy missed layup  
14:49   Defensive rebound by JayQuan McCloud  
14:49   Trevian Bell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:47   Defensive rebound by Zach Freemantle  
14:39   Shooting foul on Kameron Hankerson  
14:39   Naji Marshall missed 1st of 2 free throws  
14:39   Offensive rebound by Paul Scruggs  
14:39   Naji Marshall missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
14:39   Offensive rebound by Paul Scruggs  
14:28   KyKy Tandy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:26   Defensive rebound by Amari Davis  
14:19 +2 Amari Davis made jump shot 41-48
14:04   Zach Freemantle missed layup  
14:02   Defensive rebound by Trevian Bell  
13:57   JayQuan McCloud missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:55   Defensive rebound by Xavier  
13:41 +3 Naji Marshall made 3-pt. jump shot 41-51
13:21   Shooting foul on Zach Freemantle  
13:21 +1 JayQuan McCloud made 1st of 2 free throws 42-51
13:21 +1 JayQuan McCloud made 2nd of 2 free throws 43-51
13:07   Dontarius James missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:05   Defensive rebound by Kameron Hankerson  
12:56   Shooting foul on Zach Freemantle  
12:56 +1 Amari Davis made 1st of 2 free throws 44-51
12:56   Amari Davis missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
12:56   Defensive rebound by Dontarius James  
12:38