Scores

Final

Toledo 65

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Xavier 81

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    7:30 PM ET, November 17, 2008

    Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

    1 2 T
    TOL 19 4665
    XAV 36 4581

    Top Performers

    Toledo: T. Kent 37 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Xavier: B. Raymond 18 Pts, 3 Reb

    Xavier 77, Toledo 60

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- B.J. Raymond scored 18 points, hitting all four of his shots from behind the extended 3-point arc, and Xavier's young lineup made a dozen early turnovers Monday night before settling down and pulling away to an 81-65 victory over Toledo.

    Xavier (2-0) dominated the boards and shut down Toledo's guards, but kept it close by turning the ball over 12 times in the first 12 minutes. Toledo (0-2) led the Mid-American Conference in steals last season, and had eight overall.

    A pair of dunks by Jamel McLean started a 21-4 run that put the Musketeers up 36-19 at halftime. Xavier has held both of its opponents under 20 points in the first half -- IPFW managed only 14.

    Raymond opened the second half by hitting a pair of shots from behind the arc, which was pushed back a foot this season. Xavier led by as many as 23 before Tyrone Kent led a Rockets rally in the closing minutes. Kent, who led the MAC in scoring last season, had a career-high 37 points, going 11-for-20 from the field.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TOL
    XAV
    Points 65 81
    FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 25-51 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 6-11 (.545)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 25-35 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 23

    2008-09 Season

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