NCAAB Game Recap - Jacksonville at Xavier
Tue Nov 5, 2019 7:00 PM EST

MSU
62
KY
69
F
Kansas
66
Duke
68
F
Lou
87
Mia-FL
74
F
NFla
59
Fla
74
F
HolyC
71
MD
95
F
AlSt
64
Gonz
95
F
Army
54
Vill
97
F
Wagn
71
Seton
105
F
E IL
60
TxTch
85
F
SCSt
64
Mem
97
F
Fres
57
Oreg
71
F
CenAR
61
Baylor
105
F
MTSt
73
UtSt
81
F
Jacksn
57
Xav
76
F
StMar
65
Wisc
63
F(OT)
GaSo
74
Aub
83
F
StFPA
58
VACom
72
F
(N/A)
61
MidTN
119
F
ChBap
40
Lamar
86
F
HBU
72
Tuls
80
F
(N/A)
71
How
68
F
Princ
67
Duques
94
F
Cnten
57
NWSt
84
F
(N/A)
46
UMBC
134
F
Samf
86
MorSt
90
F(2OT)
SacHr
60
Prov
106
F
Furm
70
GWebb
63
F
Ersk
63
Woff
86
F
Brad
81
StJos
86
F
LongI
65
URI
76
F
Brown
73
Bry
71
F
(N/A)
55
NoKY
105
F
(N/A)
51
Longw
73
F
W&M
70
HiPt
56
F
(N/A)
77
WriSt
96
F
GrgWas
58
Tows
72
F
UNCA
63
Tenn
78
F
Yale
74
Stony
69
F(OT)
MD-ES
46
PSU
84
F
(N/A)
66
Oakl
94
F
(N/A)
29
UNH
93
F
(N/A)
83
UNCW
103
F
NCAT
50
UNCG
83
F
App
71
Mich
79
F
UMassL
64
UMass
79
F
Monm
66
Leh
62
F
W IL
65
Ind
98
F
(N/A)
27
Harv
84
F
WCU
72
UGA
91
F
Navy
55
GMas
68
F(OT)
(N/A)
81
FlAtl
92
F
Buck
68
Fairf
64
F
(N/A)
52
FaDi
101
F
Chat
68
E KY
79
F
VMI
68
ECU
80
F
Bridg
51
Del
97
F
Bingha
64
Corn
84
F
Rider
91
Copp
84
F
Campbl
75
CoCar
74
F
VaTec
67
Clem
60
F
USC-Up
55
Charl
74
F
(N/A)
62
CenMI
102
F
Hartfo
74
CenCT
59
F
(N/A)
73
BGSU
94
F
NE
72
Boston
67
F
(N/A)
43
Ball
87
F
Malon
64
Akr
81
F
(N/A)
84
Elon
90
F
(N/A)
55
Lipsco
104
F
(N/A)
71
ChaSo
99
F
PaulQ
57
SamH
95
F
Ohio
65
StBon
53
F
Amer
80
Sien
96
F
Thiel
53
YSU
101
F
(N/A)
48
TN-M
106
F
JarCh
62
PVAM
100
F
SprH
58
NOrl
114
F
ArkPB
41
SoFL
70
F
NebOm
54
WichSt
68
F
(N/A)
26
Stetsn
84
F
Toled
77
Valpa
79
F
TexSA
67
Okla
85
F
LoyMD
53
Marq
88
F
MsVl
74
IaSt
110
F
TexPA
57
SDSt
70
F
(N/A)
62
WIMil
72
F
TNTec
64
W Ky
76
F
(N/A)
50
TexAr
84
F
N CO
45
Tex
69
F
AlaAM
66
TNSt
106
F
ArkLR
67
MOSt
66
F
LoyLA
67
ULLa
95
F
FlGlf
67
StLou
89
F
(N/A)
48
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
71
SoMis
90
F
JacSt
65
SMU
74
F
OlDom
53
NrthIA
58
F
(N/A)
40
N TX
79
F
LACol
41
ULMo
64
F
FlInt
69
MisSt
77
F
Clev
50
Minn
85
F
UCDav
48
LoyIL
82
F
NDSt
54
KansSt
67
F
(N/A)
72
IL-C
75
F
Nich
70
Ill
78
F(OT)
Rice
43
Ark
91
F
Penn
81
Alab
80
F
(N/A)
60
ChiSt
103
F
Colum
63
Lafy
65
F
Drex
62
Temp
70
F
(N/A)
59
Norf
100
F
GaTec
82
NCSU
81
F(OT)
(N/A)
45
TxSt
103
F
OakCi
67
APSU
110
F
Alc
54
DeP
72
F
KennSt
55
Crei
81
F
(N/A)
55
UtVal
72
F
IdaSt
40
Wyo
54
F
(N/A)
70
UTEP
93
F
(N/A)
66
S UT
110
F
(N/A)
46
NMSt
92
F
(N/A)
82
GrCan
73
F
Denv
63
ColSt
74
F
CS-Ful
58
BYU
76
F
UCRiv
66
Nebras
47
F
(N/A)
49
UMKC
102
F
(N/A)
25
E WA
107
F
(N/A)
52
SIU-E
61
F
StFNY
59
Ford
68
F
(N/A)
64
Seatt
98
F
(N/A)
62
LoyMa
105
F
(N/A)
52
SCla
97
F
SonSt
50
USF
101
F
TXSo
42
SDSU
77
F
UCIrv
76
USD
73
F
(N/A)
36
Portl
86
F
(N/A)
47
Pacif
69
F
IPFW
71
UNLV
86
F
Everg
82
Ida
88
F
Pepp
71
Cal
87
F
(N/A)
49
Bois
126
F
JackSt
70
CBap
93
F
(N/A)
39
AbCh
90
F
NDdN
51
CSBak
103
F
Utah
79
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
69
PorSt
94
F
FlaAM
48
USC
77
F
CSNor
67
OrSt
87
F

Nov 5, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Jacksonville (0-1)

22

35

57

(19) Xavier (1-0)

43

33

76

Jones, Marshall lead No. 19 Xavier over Jacksonville 76-57
Tue Nov 5, 2019 11:03 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) It's easy to see why Xavier has some lofty aspirations this season, even if the Musketeers are just beginning to work out the kinks.

Tyrique Jones had 17 points and 11 rebounds, Naji Marshall also scored 17 and No. 19 Xavier beat Jacksonville 76-57 on Tuesday night.

Defense is expected to be a strength for the Musketeers, picked to finish third in the Big East Conference preseason coaches' poll, and that was evident in the season opener.

"As a team, we're very good on the defensive end," Marshall said. "It's not just one person. It's the whole team."

Xavier forced 13 turnovers in the first half and 18 overall while limiting the Dolphins to 5-of-21 shooting from 3-point range.

"We have the chance to be an elite defensive team," Xavier coach Travis Steele said. "That's got to be our identity. It's got to be who we are. If we do that, we have a chance to be a successful team this year."

Paul Scruggs scored all 12 of his points in the first half, including a pair of 3-pointers, to help the Musketeers build a 21-point lead at the break. Bryce Moore's 3 off an assist from Scruggs put Xavier ahead 41-22 late in the half.

But the Musketeers took their foot off the gas late in the second half. And with 4:28 remaining and Xavier up by 17, Steele called a timeout and angrily addressed his team.

Xavier led by as many as 30 points, but was outscored 35-33 in the second half.

"Our guys need to learn to play 40 minutes," Steele said, "not just 25 or 26."

It was a sloppy performance at times for the Musketeers, who return four starters from last year's NIT team. Xavier committed 11 turnovers, shot 58% from the free throw line and 17% from 3-point range.

"We're a much better shooting team than 4 for 23," Steele said. "When we take good shots."

Aamahne Santos and Bryce Workman each had 15 points for Jacksonville.

"Obviously, we're playing against a team that has a lot of accolades early in the year," Jacksonville coach Tony Jasick said. "I think we settled in a little bit. We finished some possessions defensively in the second half. We can take a handful of good things out of this game."

BIG PICTURE

Jacksonville hasn't defeated a Top 25 opponent since beating No. 20 Florida 71-68 in overtime on Dec 20, 2010.

Xavier has won 30 straight openers dating to a 97-90 loss to Southern Utah State on Dec. 2, 1989.

BIG DEBUT

Xavier freshman Zach Freemantle electrified the crowd in the first half with a two-handed dunk in transition off a pass from Marshall for his first career points. Freemantle, a 6-foot-9 forward, had 11 points and five rebounds in 19 minutes. "He's going to be really good for this team," Jones said. "Can't wait to see what else he brings to the team."

DOUBLE-DOUBLE

Jones recorded his 12th career double-double. With no Jacksonville player able to body him up, the senior forward finished 7 for 8 from the field. "He makes the game really easy," Marshall said. "Just get the ball down to Tyrique and let him do his thing." Jones had 10 double-doubles last season.

UP NEXT

Jacksonville hosts Johnson (FL) on Friday.

Xavier hosts Siena on Friday.

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Leaders

Jacksonville PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Sides 0 0 0 1 1 0
D. Flowers 0 0 0 1 0 0
Xavier PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Hanson 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jones 17 0 0 11 0 1

Team Comparison

Jacksn Xav
Points For 57 76
Field Goals 23/56-41% 29/60-48%
Three Pointers 5/21-24% 4/23-17%
Free Throws 6/12-50% 14/24-58%
Offensive Rebounds 6 10
Defensive Rebounds 27 29
Rebounds 35 39
Blocks 1 2
Steals 7 10
Turnovers 18 11
Personal Fouls 19 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Xav Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 5 Jacksn 57 @ Xav 76 D. McCallum 2 L. Schrand 1

Game Information

Stadium: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 10,050
Game Time: