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Providence vs Xavier Recap - Xavier Wins 59-53

Matt Stainbrook scored 13 points leading Xavier to a 59-53 victory over Providence at Cintas Center on Saturday.

Xavier earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 6.5-point spread.

Justin Martin had 13 points for Xavier and Semaj Christon chipped in with 12 points. Matt Stainbrook had 5 assists for them, while Matt Stainbrook was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Providence got 17 points from Josh Fortune in a losing cause and another 14 points from LaDontae Henton. Bryce Cotton contributed 7 assists for them, while Carson Desrosiers had 11 rebounds.

Xavier hit the break trailing 32-31 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Providence as they grabbed 39 boards, while Xavier only had 32.