Xavier edges Butler 79-68


Dee Davis scored all 12 of his points in the second half as Xavier came from behind to edge Butler, 79-68, in a Big East game on Saturday.

Semaj Christon led all scorers with 20 points for Xavier, while Matt Stainbrook finished with 17 points and Justin Martin recorded 13 points as the Musketeers (12-3, 2-0) extended their winning streak to seven games and improved to 10-0 at home.

Butler led 42-37 at the break, but with the game tied at 64, Xavier was able to move away and get the win with some clutch free throws in the final 30 seconds.

Khyle Marshall led three Bulldogs in double figures with 14 points. Kellen Dunham scored 11 points and Elijah Brown added 10 for Butler (10-4, 0-2), which has lost two straight games after a five-game winning streak. Both losses have been in the Big East.

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