Dee Davis added 17 points and seven assists and Isaiah Philmore
had 14 points as Xavier (14-4, 4-1) improved to 12-0 at home. The
Musketeers outscored Georgetown 44-14 over the final 15 minutes to
win for the ninth time in 10 games.
Markel Starks had 19 points and seven assists and D’Vauntes
Smith-Rivera scored 18 points for the Hoyas (11-5, 3-2), who didn’t
score over the last six-plus minutes while Xavier rolled off the
final 16 points. Reggie Cameron added 13 points for Georgetown,
which went 10-of-18 from 3-point range.
The Musketeers trailed by 17 with 15 minutes left before producing a
23-8 run over 6 1/2 minutes to pull within 61-59. Georgetown’s final
points came on Smith-Rivera’s basket with 6:14 to play before Myles
Davis hit a 3-pointer with 4:55 left to push Xavier to a 68-67 lead
and the Musketeers pulled away as the Hoyas missed their last eight
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Smith-Rivera and Starks scored 12 points apiece as Georgetown
took a 42-29 lead at the half. Xavier scored the first seven
points of the second half to pull within six before the Hoyas
answered with 11 straight to take a 53-36 advantage on Starks’
GAME NOTEBOOK: Philmore briefly left the game in the second half
with a right leg injury before returning. … The Hoyas were
without C Joshua Smith (academics) for the third straight game
and F Jabril Trawick (broken jaw) for the second. … Xavier,
which leads the Big East in rebounding margin, had a 36-25 edge
on the boards.
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