NCAAB Game Recap - Lipscomb at Xavier
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:00 PM EST

Tenn
72
VACom
69
F
Sac
45
Colora
59
F
Lipsco
62
Xav
87
F
Amer
64
Albany
68
F
ChiSt
54
AlSt
67
F
MorSt
57
N AL
67
F
Merrim
63
StJon
86
F
StFNY
59
StPet
67
F
Detr
81
Ohio
91
F
Drex
60
UMBC
85
F
JacSt
60
Chat
63
F
(N/A)
70
MsVl
124
F
SDak
72
NoAZ
76
F
UNCG
65
GTown
61
F
McNee
71
Tex
73
F
Jacksn
61
NCAT
45
F
MOStL
55
IndSt
62
F
Sien
62
Colg
72
F
W&M
77
Buff
88
F
Princ
87
Buck
77
F
BC
44
Rich
64
F
MTTec
63
BYU
98
F
(N/A)
53
Troy
104
F
(N/A)
51
SamH
86
F
ETSU
67
ArkLR
63
F
TocF
59
Presb
87
F
Denv
51
SEMO
66
F
USC-Up
47
Charl
83
F
Stetsn
53
Kent
77
F
ECU
89
JMU
99
F
SDSt
50
Ind
64
F
MtStM
73
How
56
F
Leh
64
Colum
68
F
Navy
76
Brown
56
F
Dart
69
BGSU
76
F
N DA
80
GaSo
68
F
YSU
72
CenMI
88
F
SFA
76
ArkSt
57
F
NoKY
60
Ark
66
F
Hartfo
55
TxSt
69
F
Fres
72
CSNor
73
F
CoCar
92
DelSt
77
F
RobM
59
Clev
70
F
CS-Ful
55
SCla
70
F
(N/A)
62
NOrl
79
F
FlaSt
63
Purd
60
F(OT)
Campbl
51
FlGlf
46
F
Evans
70
IUPUI
64
F
Oakl
63
Toled
65
F
StFPA
79
StJos
63
F
Army
66
Maris
64
F(OT)
UNH
69
FlInt
70
F
UNLV
65
Cin
72
F(OT)
PVAM
79
TexSA
72
F
WIGB
98
MTSt
72
F
IPFW
71
GrCan
60
F
Tuls
67
Vand
58
F
TXAMC
55
TexPA
52
F
Lamar
73
TXSo
76
F
W IL
67
UMKC
68
F
Belm
71
MidTN
59
F
Samf
57
LaTec
78
F
SDCh
59
CSBak
87
F
Ida
55
Seatt
74
F
E MI
56
UCIrv
77
F

Xavier 87, Lipscomb 62

Nov 30, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Lipscomb (3-5)

26

36

62

(25) Xavier (7-1)

40

47

87

Tyrique Jones leads No. 25 Xavier over Lipscomb 87-62
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:44 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) For the first time this season, No. 25 Xavier got to use its entire bench.

Tyrique Jones had his fourth double-double of the season, Paul Scruggs scored 15 points, and the Musketeers recovered from their first loss by beating Lipscomb 87-62 Saturday.

The Musketeers (7-1) were coming off a 70-65 loss to Florida in the championship game of the Charleston Classic. Jones averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds during the tournament and kept up his dominance back at home.

Jones finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, leading a surge late in the first half that put Xavier in control. Naji Marshall scored nine consecutive points for Xavier in the second half and finished with 13 as the Musketeers piled up a season high in points.

"I'd say it was a step forward for the team," said freshman forward Zach Freemantle, who had a career-high 15 points. "We hit some shots and we'd been struggling a little bit."

The Musketeers got two freshmen on the court after they missed the first six games with injuries. Guard KyKy Tandy hit his first shot - a long 3 - and went 2 of 7 for five points in 13 minutes. Forward Daniel Ramsey hit his only shot in three minutes.

"It was kind of awkward, after being out so long," said Tandy, who missed a month with a foot injury.

Coach Travis Steele had his reserves on the court together in the second half after Xavier pulled ahead by 21 points.

"We've been dinged up since the preseason," Steele said. "That makes it hard to find your rhythm, especially on the offensive end. We've got to learn what lineups work, what doesn't work, but it's nice to have that depth."

Lipscomb (2-5) was led by freshman point guard KJ Johnson, who had a season-high 25 points. Ahsan Asadullah added 18 points and nine rebounds.

"We wore down," Lipscomb coach Lennie Acuff said. "Our youth and their physicality were too much for us."

The Musketeers took a while to settle in against Lipscomb's zone defenses. They repeatedly missed layups and shot air balls on 3-point attempts in the opening minutes, allowing the Bisons to stay close. Xavier led by no more than five points until Jones asserted himself and the Musketeers began dominating inside.

The senior forward had a put-back, a tip-in and a steal and dunk as Xavier made eight of its last 10 shots in the half to open a 40-26 lead. Scruggs added six points during the spurt.

Jones scored Xavier's first two baskets of the second half, helping the Musketeers push the lead to 21 points. Xavier was in control the rest of the way, using its reserves liberally.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Xavier's first loss of the season dropped the Musketeers from No. 18 to No. 25, leaving no margin for error to stay ranked. They got the win despite an out-of-sync first half that include nine turnovers.

BIG PICTURE

Lipscomb: The Bisons played their first ranked team this season.

Xavier: The Musketeers' outside shooting - their biggest weakness - was in the spotlight against Lipscomb's zone defense. The Musketeers came in making 27.7% of their 3-point attempts and went 8 of 24 from beyond the arc.

ON THE ROAD

Lipscomb had won its last two road games. The Bisons are 2-3 on the road this season.

FLYIN'

Only 25 fouls were called and the teams combined for 24 free throws. The game was over in an hour and 48 minutes.

TOUGH AT HOME

Xavier improved to 263-41 at the Cintas Center.

UP NEXT

Lipscomb completes a four-game road swing at Belmont on Tuesday.

Xavier hosts Green Bay on Wednesday.

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Leaders

Lipscomb PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Strates 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Jones 0 0 1 1 1 0
Xavier PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Schrand 0 0 0 1 0 0
D. Bishop 0 0 4 3 2 0

Team Comparison

Lipsco Xav
Points For 62 87
Field Goals 25/63-40% 36/74-49%
Three Pointers 4/15-27% 8/24-33%
Free Throws 8/11-73% 7/13-54%
Offensive Rebounds 14 21
Defensive Rebounds 22 22
Rebounds 38 44
Blocks 0 5
Steals 6 10
Turnovers 18 14
Personal Fouls 13 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Nov 30 Lipsco 62 @ Xav 87 M. Miller 2 D. Ramsey 2

Game Information

Stadium: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 9,960
Game Time: