Xavier outlasts Drake 74-70

Xavier outlasts Drake 74-70
November 25, 2012, 4:37 pm
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Xavier's Isaiah Philmore (31) shoots as Drake's Joey King (24) and Jordan Clarke defend during the first half of their NCAA college basketball game at the DirecTV Classic, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Semaj Christon scored 16 points, one of five Xavier players in double figures, and the Musketeers defeated Drake 74-70 Sunday in the consolation round of the DirecTV Classic.

Dee Davis had 15 points, Justin Martin and Jeff Robinson scored 13 apiece and Isaiah Philmore contributed 10 points for Xavier (5-1), which won two of three games in the tournament. Christon also had seven assists and Martin grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

Joey King led all scorers with 21 points for the Bulldogs (2-3). Ben Simons scored 20 points for Drake and Jordan Clarke had 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Drake led 30-26 at the break but the Musketeers used an 11-0 run early in the second half to take the lead for good.