Xavier vs Drexel

Xavier 69, Drexel 65

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Semaj Christon scored a season-high 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting, helping Xavier bounce back from a tough loss with a 69-65 victory over Drexel on Friday in the DirecTV Classic consolation bracket.

Christon, a freshman, had 18 points in the Musketeers' first defeat of the season, 70-67 to Pacific on Thursday. He added six assists in this one to lead Xavier (4-1), which also got 13 points from Jeff Robinson and 12 from Justin Martin. Martin's free throw with 9 seconds left made it a two-possession game and effectively sealed the victory.

Damion Lee had 19 points and Frantz Massenat added 18 for the Dragons (1-4), who lost despite shooting 55 percent from the field. Xavier nearly matched that number, hitting 51 percent of its shots.

On Sunday, Xavier will face the winner of late Friday's Rice-Drake matchup, while Drexel will play the loser of that game.

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Scoreboard
Xavier (4-1) «264369
Drexel (1-4)273865

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Xavier Musketeers
T. Taylor, F340-33-46013
J. Martin, F323-35-692112
J. Robinson, F295-92-241113
S. Christon, G3410-143-336323
D. Davis, G303-52-203211
B. Redford182-61-10107
I. Philmore120-30-00120
E. Stenger90-10-03010
J. Farr20-00-00030
T. Whelan00-10-00000
Totals 23-4516-1827141469
 51.1%88.9% 
Drexel Dragons
D. McCoy, F371-20-05142
D. Ruffin, F362-72-24226
F. Massenat, G358-130-004318
D. Lee, G326-135-840319
D. Thomas, G312-20-01215
T. Allen174-62-233113
K. Abif70-00-00000
A. Younger51-10-00002
Totals 24-449-1219121465
 54.5%75% 
Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova15-332-41
Butler12-625-915
Creighton10-825-1026
Seton Hall10-821-1244
Providence10-820-1356
Marquette10-819-1361
Xavier9-924-1437
St. Johns7-1114-19140
Georgetown5-1314-18107
DePaul2-169-23236

Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Wilm.15-329-627
Charleston14-425-1062
Towson11-720-1392
Elon10-818-14160
Will. & Mary10-817-14110
Northeastern8-1015-16134
Hofstra7-1115-17196
J. Madison7-1110-23256
Delaware5-1313-20234
Drexel3-159-23308
 
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MINN 84 Final
MEMP 75
UCF 66 Final
FLA 79
KSU 57 Final
MICH 71
UMKC 45 Final
OHST 91
IAST 70 Final
CINCY 78
LIU 75 Final
UK 104
NCASH 80 Final
NCST 82
DUKE 67 Final
VCU 58
OKLA 47 Final
GONZ 72
OAK 52 Final
MIST 70
ORE 83 Final
UNLV 79
MIZZ 61 Final
LOU 84
WISC 74 Final
CREI 84