Xavier Defeats Alabama 77-74 - Recap
Xavier got 17 points from Matt Stainbrook en route to a 77-74 victory over Alabama on Saturday at Coleman Coliseum.
Xavier was a 5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Xavier got 17 points from Isaiah Philmore and another 12 points from Dee Davis. Semaj Christon contributed 5 assists, while Isaiah Philmore cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Alabama got a 17-point performance from Trevor Releford, who was supported by 14 points from Shannon Hale. Trevor Releford had 3 assists in a losing cause for Alabama, while Rodney Cooper grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Alabama were victorious, as the score was 33-26 at the break.
Xavier had a 38-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.