Boxscore
Xavier 74, Morgan St. 63
Friday, November 11, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Officials - Jackie Sanders, Garrick Shannon, Damon Williams
Attendance - 10250

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Morgan St. 35 28 63
Xavier 40 34 74

Recap


No. 15 Xavier, playing without suspended star Tu Holloway, got 22 points from Mark Lyons and defeated visiting Morgan State 74-63.
 
Xavier has won 22 straight regular-season openers.
 
Holloway sat out a one-game suspension handed down by the NCAA for allegedly playing in two summer leagues. The reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Year averaged 19.7 points and 5.4 assists last season.
 
Xavier looked lost without Holloway in the early going. After trailing 4-3, Morgan State (0-1) built a 10-point lead midway through the first half before Xavier regrouped. The Musketeers took the lead for good, 35-33, on Andre Walker's layup with 1:16 remaining in the half.
 
Walker's basket began a began a 21-4 run that built the lead to 54-37 with 14:14 left in the game. Morgan State got no closer than the final margin.
 
Morgan State, a favorite to win Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, was led by Kevin Thompson, who scored 14 points. DeWayne Jackson and Justin Black added 11 apiece. The Bears made 7-of-28 shots in the second half.
 
Kenny Frease, who was suspended by Xavier coach Chris Mack during the preseason, scored 10 and had five rebounds before fouling out with four minutes remaining. Dez Wells added 12 points.

Morgan St. Bears

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Aric Brooks 27:00 3-7 1-3 3-3 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 10
Ameer Ali 22:00 3-7 0-0 1-2 3 5 8 0 3 5 6 0 7
Dewayne Jackson 27:00 4-10 1-6 2-4 0 2 2 1 4 1 1 0 11
Kevin Thompson 29:00 4-13 0-0 6-7 3 7 10 1 2 0 0 1 14
Larry Bastfield 32:00 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0
Ian Chiles 28:00 2-5 0-0 5-8 2 3 5 2 3 0 0 3 9
Justin Black 22:00 3-9 0-3 5-8 0 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 11
Blake Bozeman 5:00 0-1 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1
Shaquille Duncan 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Thair Heath 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Canty 2:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-58 2-15 23-36 9 24 33 10 20 9 12 5 63
  32.8% 13.3% 63.9% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 12

Xavier Musketeers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kenny Frease 21:00 4-7 0-0 2-4 0 5 5 1 5 0 3 1 10
Mark Lyons 37:00 9-17 2-5 2-2 1 6 7 6 3 3 1 0 22
Jeff Robinson 21:00 4-4 0-0 0-2 1 2 3 1 4 0 2 1 8
Andre Walker 34:00 2-5 0-0 3-5 3 3 6 3 3 0 3 2 7
Dezmine Wells 21:00 5-11 1-3 1-2 1 3 4 2 1 1 0 0 12
Brad Redford 11:00 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 1 2 0 6
Travis Taylor 19:00 0-3 0-0 2-4 2 2 4 2 3 0 2 3 2
Justin Martin 12:00 1-4 1-3 2-5 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 5
Dee Davis 22:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 2
Griffin McKenzie 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 28-57 6-14 12-24 9 27 36 18 24 8 15 7 74
  49.1% 42.9% 50.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15
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