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Xavier Defeats Duquesne 73-65 - Recap

Semaj Christon scored 16 points leading Xavier to a 73-65 victory over Duquesne at A.J. Palumbo Center on Saturday.

Xavier was a 6.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Isaiah Philmore had 16 points for Xavier and Justin Martin chipped in with 15 points. Semaj Christon had 8 assists for them, while Travis Taylor was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

Duquesne got 19 points from Quevyn Winters in a losing cause and another 11 points from Jerry Jones. Quevyn Winters contributed 4 assists for them, while Andre Marhold had 10 rebounds.

Xavier hit the break leading 33-26 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Xavier as they grabbed 43 boards, while Duquesne only had 40.