Boxscore
Xavier 70, Lehigh 58
Sunday, March 18, 2012 7:40 PM
Location - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Officials - David Hall, Michael Irving, Gregory Nixon
Attendance - 18722

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Lehigh 37 21 58
Xavier 33 37 70

Recap


Xavier 70, Lehigh 58: Senior center Kenny Frease turned in a career-best effort as Xavier advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five years, topping Lehigh in third-round action in Greensboro, N.C.

The 10th-seeded Musketeers (23-12) will take on No. 3 seed Baylor in a South Regional semifinal Friday in Atlanta.

Down by as many as 15 in the first half, Xavier opened the second half with a 14-3 run. Another 10-2 burst down the stretch broke the game's final tie and put the Musketeers up for good, 60-52, at the 3:01 mark.

Frease gave the 15th-seeded Mountain Hawks (27-8) fits throughout, finishing with 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting and grabbing 12 rebounds. Xavier clamped down defensively after the break, holding Lehigh under 15 percent shooting (five-of-34) in the second half.

Tu Holloway added 21 points for the Musketeers. Mackey McKnight finished with 20 points to pace Lehigh in defeat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lehigh hit just three-of-22 3-pointers, with a brutal one-for-15 effort in the second half... Xavier made seven-of-15 3-point shots, with Holloway (four-of-eight) outscoring the Mountain Hawks by himself from behind the arc... No. 15 seeds are now 0-6 all-time in their efforts to reach the Sweet 16.

Lehigh Mountain Hawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
John Adams 29:00 2-7 0-4 0-0 0 3 3 0 3 0 2 1 4
Gabe Knutson 27:00 3-5 0-0 5-6 3 3 6 0 5 1 0 1 11
Jordan Hamilton 16:00 0-6 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Mackey McKnight 40:00 7-15 3-7 3-8 3 1 4 1 2 2 1 0 20
C.J. McCollum 34:00 5-22 0-6 4-4 3 5 8 1 3 2 4 1 14
B.J. Bailey 28:00 2-5 0-1 0-0 2 2 4 2 4 1 1 2 4
Holden Greiner 12:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 2
Justin Maneri 12:00 1-1 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Stefan Cvrkalj 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Anthony D'Orazio 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-64 3-22 13-20 13 20 33 4 20 6 8 5 58
  32.8% 13.6% 65.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8

Xavier Musketeers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Andre Walker 20:00 2-4 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 2 3 0 3 1 5
Dezmine Wells 8:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenny Frease 34:00 11-13 0-0 3-5 4 8 12 0 0 0 2 2 25
Tu Holloway 39:00 6-15 4-8 5-7 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 21
Mark Lyons 29:00 2-8 1-1 2-3 0 2 2 3 4 0 3 0 7
Dee Davis 29:00 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 6
Jeff Robinson 20:00 0-4 0-0 4-4 3 5 8 0 4 1 2 2 4
Justin Martin 13:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 1 6 7 1 0 0 0 1 2
Travis Taylor 6:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brad Redford 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Griffin McKenzie 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-54 7-15 15-21 10 29 39 8 15 2 13 6 70
  44.4% 46.7% 71.4% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 13
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