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Xavier Defeats St. John's 70-60 - Recap

Xavier grabbed a 70-60 win over St. John's on Tuesday, behind a 15-point effort from Justin Martin at Cintas Center.

Bettors who backed Xavier were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 5 at sportsbooks.

Xavier got 11 points from Isaiah Philmore and another 10 points from Semaj Christon. Semaj Christon contributed 8 assists, while Matt Stainbrook cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

St. John's got 21 points from D'Angelo Harrison in a losing cause and another 17 points from Rysheed Jordan. Jamal Branch contributed 3 assists for them, while Jakarr Sampson had 8 rebounds.

Xavier trailed at halftime, 29-27.

Xavier won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-38.