7:25 PM ET, March 20, 2009
Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
Xavier cruises into second round with easy defeat of Portland State
BOISE, Idaho -- Xavier countered Portland State's usual barrage of 3-pointers with a much more efficient attack.The Musketeers shot 54 percent from the field and were 8-for-19 from 3-point range while rolling past Portland State 77-59 Friday in the opening round of the East Regional.
• Xavier shot 53.7 percent from the field and dominated the glass, outrebounding Portland State 34-21 on its way to a comfortable win.
• The Musketeers also had 34 points in the paint compared to only 14 for Portland State.
• C.J. Anderson led Xavier with 14 points.
• Xavier has won a game in six of the last seven tournaments.
-- ESPN research
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-46 (.478)||29-54 (.537)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-21 (.381)||8-19 (.421)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-16 (.438)||11-18 (.611)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|
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