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Xavier Defeats Marquette 86-79 - Recap

Semaj Christon scored 28 points for Xavier on Thursday, leading them to an 86-79 victory over Marquette at Cintas Center.

Xavier won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4.5-point spread as favorites.

Xavier got 15 points from Justin Martin and another 13 points from Dee Davis. Dee Davis contributed 6 assists, while Matt Stainbrook cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Marquette got 19 points from Davante Gardner in a losing cause and another 17 points from Jake Thomas. Derrick Wilson contributed 5 assists for them, while Davante Gardner had 4 rebounds.

Xavier hit the break leading 40-34 before taking care of business in the second half.

Xavier won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-20.