Xavier vs Kent State Final: 62-55 - Recap

Semaj Christon scored 18 points leading Xavier to a 62-55 victory over Kent State at Cintas Center on Sunday.

Xavier won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8-point spread.

Xavier got 14 points from Brad Redford and another 10 points from Dee Davis. Dee Davis contributed 4 assists, while Travis Taylor cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Kent State got a 20-point performance from Melvin Tabb, who was supported by 10 points from Chris Evans. Randal Holt had 4 assists in a losing cause for Kent State, while Melvin Tabb grabbed 14 rebounds.

Xavier hit the break trailing 20-18 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Kent State as they grabbed 40 boards, while Xavier only had 36.