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Battle 4 Atlantis - Recap - USC Defeats Xavier 84-78

USC got 23 points from Pe'Shon Howard en route to an 84-78 victory over Xavier on Saturday at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

USC won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 10.5-point spread as underdogs.

USC got 15 points from Byron Wesley and another 14 points from Julian Jacobs. Julian Jacobs contributed 7 assists, while Nikola Jovanovic cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Xavier got 21 points from Semaj Christon in a losing cause and another 16 points from Myles Davis. Semaj Christon contributed 7 assists for them, while Matt Stainbrook had 6 rebounds.

USC led at halftime, 45-34.

The rebound battle favored USC as they grabbed 37 boards, while Xavier only had 35.