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Final

Robert Morris 49

(0-1, 0-1 away)

(22) Xavier 79

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, November 14, 2008

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    RMU 28 2149
    #22XAV 38 4179

    Top Performers

    Robert Morris: M. Johnson 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

    Xavier: T. Phillips 25 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Phillips scores 25 as No. 22 Xavier opens season with convincing win

    Associated Press

    CINCINNATI -- Ta'Shia Phillips scored 25 points on Friday, and No. 22 Xavier used its front line to full advantage while pulling away to a 79-49 victory over Robert Morris in the opening round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament.

    Phillips scored 18 in the first half, when Xavier (1-0) opened a double-digit lead. The 6-foot-6 center made 8-of-11 from the field in the half and 11-of-15 overall.

    Robert Morris (0-1), which was picked to win the Northeast Conference, was led by Monet Jackson's 19 points.

    Xavier opened the season in the national rankings for the first time in school history. Junior guard Amber Harris, who set a school record for rebounds last season, is sidelined until February with a knee injury, forcing Phillips to carry more of the load. She led the Musketeers with 12 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RMU
    XAV
    Points 49 79
    FG Made-Attempted 16-58 (.276) 30-65 (.462)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 12-27 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-25 (.480) 7-17 (.412)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 30

    Game Leaders

     
    RMU
    XAV
    PointsM. Johnson 19T. Phillips 25
    ReboundsG. Williams 11T. Phillips 11
    AssistsK. Williams 5D. Jernigan 5
    StealsK. Williams 3D. Jernigan 3
    BlocksM. Johnson 3T. Phillips 3

    2008-09 Season

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