CINCINNATI (AP) -- Justin Doellman had 21 points and eight
rebounds, and Xavier rebounded from its only defeat this season for
a 79-51 victory over Florida A&M on Wednesday night.
Brian Thornton and Stanley Burrell each scored 13 for the
Musketeers (4-1). Doellman finished one point shy of his career
high as the Musketeers had few problems against the Rattlers.Xavier had a season-high 25 assists and shot 51 percent from the
floor in its first game since a 65-62 loss at Illinois on Saturday.Jonathan Kelly led the Rattlers (2-4) with 12 points.Xavier shot 54 percent in the first half to take a 51-31 lead
and ended any chance of a Florida A&M comeback by scoring the first
12 points after halftime.Doellman, who came in average nine points a game, scored 16 in
the first half on 7-for-11 shooting.Xavier finished with six blocks, three by Thornton, and held the
Rattlers to 36 percent shooting. The Musketeers also had 13 steals
and forced 23 turnovers.Junior forward Brian Greene, the Rattlers' leading scorer who
has been slowed by an ankle injury, had two points at the foul line
and went 0-for-7 from the floor.