Xavier Wins Big East Rock Fight over Villanova 56-53

(Photo by Trent Grayson/ @Mr_Kentucky24)


On Wednesday night, the Xavier Musketeers hosted the Villanova Wildcats in a game both teams were in great need of a victory. The offenses of both teams left a lot to be desired, but the defenses kept both teams alive in a good ole Big East Conference rock fight.


Xavier jumped out to a big lead to start the game holding a 14-4 lead going into the second media timeout but Villanova's defense responded holding the Musketeers scoreless for nearly six minutes. Although the Wildcats offense wasn't setting the world on fire they were able to go on a 10-0 run during that time to take the 22-19 lead.


Brendan Hausen and Eric Dixon each hit a three giving 'Nova a 5 point lead, but Quincy Olivari did what he has done all year hitting a three at the buzzer going into the half to cut the Villanova lead to just two points, 28-26.



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