CINCINNATI -- Danny Horace scored 19 points and grabbed 10
rebounds to lead Miami of Ohio to a 66-54 victory over Xavier on
Chet Mason added 18 points and nine rebounds for the RedHawks
Xavier (1-1) pulled to 59-52 with 2:52 left in the game on two
3-pointers from freshman Stanley Burrell, ending a seven-minute
stretch without a Musketeer field goal.
Miami built a 15-point lead in the first seven minutes of the
second half with a 9-1 run.
Horace's 3-pointer and a layup by Mason helped the RedHawks to
their largest lead of the first half at 36-24 with 1:11 remaining,
completing a 13-3 run. Xavier ended the first half with a 3-pointer
by Justin Cage to cut Miami's lead to 36-27 at the half.
Burrell led scoring for Xavier with 12 points, and Justin
Doellman added 10.
Miami outrebounded Xavier 31-26 and shot 56 percent from the
floor. Xavier shot just 36 percent from the field.