The Xavier Musketeers tuned up for the Crosstown Shootout against UC by snapping its three -game losing streak at the expense of the Georgetown Hoyas with an 86-75 win.
Xavier (14-5, 4-3) had a huge 35-21 edge in rebounding and kept Georgetown (10-10, 1-6) to one offensive rebound.
"It feels good to win," Xavier coach Chris Mack said. "We took a step forward."
Sean O'Mara had a game-high six rebounds.
Rodney Pryor led Georgetonw with 23 points and L.J. Peak scored 12.
Xavier led by one point at halftime and built up a 12 point lead at the 16:31 mark of the second half. but a layup by Pryor tied the game at 58-58 at the 9:17 mark.
Xavier made 36 free throws out of 49 attempts for a 73.5 percentage. It was poor free throw shooting that sealed the Musketeers fate against Creighton om Monday.
The Musketeers play Cincinnati at 5/3rd Arena on Thursday. Cincinnati