Saturday, January 24, 2009

Game Recap: LSU

Toughness. The Musketeers have it and it was on display in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Saturday night. In front of 13,000 LSU Tiger faithful Xavier smirched the Tigers home record for the first time this season. Coming into the game they were 14-0 at Pete Maravich's place.

Derrick Brown led the scoring with 22 points on 7-11 from the field. BJ Raymond second that with 21 including very solid free throw shooting down the stretch. The Muskies were 20-24 overall from the line which is a HUGE reason they won this ball game. Jason Love supported the victory with 10 points and 8 rebounds in twenty four minutes. Kenny Frease had a great game from the field (6-8) to finish with 12. He played with confidence in the post. It should be noted that Fran Fraschilla speculated on air that Ken has an NBA future. Before you toss that assertion aside remember Fran covers Europe for ESPN during NBA draft season.

Marcus Thornton is also a solid bona fide NBA draft prospect. He killed us with 30 points. They did a decent job holding Tasmin Mitchell to 5-17. The crowd was really into it and that team has a solid future with Trent Johnson as coach. Of course now I am a LSU basketball fan the rest of the season and I hope they win their division in the SEC.

Up next for X is Charlotte at home. This begins a three game home stretch in conference play. The 49ers are banged up and not as deep as usual. This will be our first of two games against them this season.

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