No. 19 Butler holds off Xavier, loses Thompson to injury

Butler guard Aaron Thompson (2) shoots under pressure from Xavier forward Tyrique Jones (4) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sean McDermott scored 14 points to lead No. 19 Butler to a 66-61 victory over Xavier.

Kamar Baldwin added 11 points and Jordan Tucker scored 10 for the Bulldogs.

Naji Marshall scored 20 points to lead the Musketeers. Tyrique Jones had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Xavier, his 17th double-double.

Butler shot 47% and Xavier went 44% from the field.

Bulldogs guard Aaron Thompson took an elbow to the head and went to the floor with Butler leading 42-25. He left the game and did not return.

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