Xavier vs Butler Final: 64-50 - Recap
|Xavier vs Butler Final: 64-50 - Recap|
Xavier got 15 points from Semaj Christon en route to a 64-50 victory over Butler on Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Bettors who backed Xavier were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 1.5 at sportsbooks.
Xavier got 10 points from Isaiah Philmore and another 9 points from Dee Davis. Dee Davis contributed 9 assists, while Matt Stainbrook cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Butler got 14 points from Elijah Brown in a losing cause and another 11 points from Alex Barlow. Kellen Dunham contributed 3 assists for them, while Kameron Woods had 6 rebounds.
Xavier hit the break leading 31-22 before taking care of business in the second half.
Xavier had a 34-26 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.