8:00 PM ET, January 8, 2009
Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
CINCINNATI -- Xavier knew it had a decided inside advantage against Saint Louis going into the teams' Atlantic 10 opener Thursday night, and junior Derrick Brown and the Musketeers made it pay off.
• Derrick Brown hit all six of his field goals and all five of his free throws and finished with 20 points to lead the Musketeers to their 17th straight home conference victory.
• St. Louis has lost 14 of its last 15 games vs. ranked opponents and 10 of its last 13 conference road games.
• Xavier shot 51.9 percent from the floor, and has now won 38 straight games when shooting over 50 percent from the field dating back to 2006.
• The Musketeers improved to 31-2 in their last 33 home games overall, including 8-1 this season.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||16-52 (.308)||28-54 (.519)|
|3P Made-Attempted||1-10 (.100)||5-13 (.385)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-23 (.478)||9-12 (.750)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||10 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|