Kam Jones scores 30, No. 8 Marquette snaps skid with 86-80 win over Xavier-ZoomTech News

Kam Jones had 30 factors and Oso Ighodaro scored 24 to assist No. 8 Marquette snap a two-game shedding streak with an 86-80 victory over Xavier on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (23-8, 14-6 Large East), who have been with out injured guard Tyler Kolek for the third straight sport, secured the No. 3 seed within the Large East Event.

Quincy Olivari, a graduate switch from Rice who was enjoying his ultimate house sport at Xavier, had 32 factors and Dayvion McKnight scored 16.

Xavier (15-16, Sep 11) is attempting to keep away from its first shedding season in 28 years.

Marquette led by as many as 9 factors within the first half. Olivari’s 3-pointer simply earlier than the halftime buzzer reduce the Musketeers’ deficit to 37-33.

Olivari made consecutive 3-pointers to provide the Musketeers a 46-41 lead early within the second half.

A 3-pointer by Ben Gold began a 10-0 run to assist the Golden Eagles regain management.

The Musketeers dedicated eight turnovers within the first half, however had solely 4 the remainder of the way in which.

Stevie Mitchell’s 3-pointer gave the Golden Eagles a 78-74 lead with 2:57 remaining.

There have been 14 ties and 11 lead modifications because the convention rivals battled right down to the ultimate minutes.

It was the 86th assembly within the sequence, which started in 1958. Marquette leads 58-27, together with a 15-14 mark for the reason that colleges joined the Large East.

No. 8 Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Xavier Musketeers Highlights


Marquette: Kolek missed his third straight sport with an indirect damage. Kolek, who averages 15 factors and shoots 40% from 3-point vary, participated in warmups Saturday and will return for the Large East Event.

Xavier: The Musketeers’ streak of 27 consecutive successful seasons is tied for the nation’s fourth longest. They have not completed beneath .500 since 1996, which was their first season within the Atlantic 10 convention.


Xavier: Performs Wednesday within the first spherical of the convention event at Madison Sq. Backyard.

Marquette: Begins its event play Thursday.

Reporting by The Related Press.

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