Thursday, January 29, 2009

Game Recap: Charlotte

X prevailed over the 49ers Wednesday night at the Cintas Center by a final of 69-47. The Muskies held Charlotte to just 13 first half points on 17% shooting. Kudos to the Charlotte administration for even getting their guys to the game. Charlotte is decimated by injuries (three of their top 7 were out for this one) so this was an expected result.

BJ Raymond had a double double with 23 and 10. Ken Frease had his second solid game in a row and finished with 17 points. He is beginning to become a difference maker off the bench. CJ Anderson was solid again with 10 points and five boards. Derrick Brown didn't score much but he set a tone with 11 rebounds of his own. For the second game in a row Brad Redford was held scoreless and he went 0-3 downtown.

Next up for Xavier is the Dr. Jekyl - Mr. Hyde team of UMASS. The Minutemen and Musketeers are due for a noon tip this Saturday. Ricky Harris is a great perimeter player. Tony Gaffney is among the nation's leaders in blocked shots and can swing a game with his defense. IF their point guard Chris Lowe has a solid game it could be a tough afternoon for X.

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