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Xavier Defeats St. John's 65-53 - Recap

Xavier earned a 65-53 victory over St. John's on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Jalen Reynolds at Madison Square Garden.

Bettors who backed Xavier were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 6 at sportsbooks.

Xavier got 15 points from Semaj Christon and another 13 points from Matt Stainbrook. Dee Davis contributed 9 assists, while Jalen Reynolds cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.

St. John's got a 14-point performance from Jakarr Sampson, who was supported by 11 points from Orlando Sanchez. D'Angelo Harrison had 4 assists in a losing cause for St. John's, while Sir'Dominic Pointer grabbed 6 rebounds.

Xavier led at halftime, 31-30.

The rebound battle favored Xavier as they grabbed 39 boards, while St. John's only had 34.