CINCINNATI (AP) -- Freshman Justin Cage scored a career-high 12
points and Xavier capitalized on poor Massachusetts shooting to
earn its fourth consecutive win, 64-44 over the Minutemen on
The Musketeers (14-9, 5-5 Atlantic 10) matched their longest
winning streak of the season while holding the Minutemen (9-13,
3-7) to season lows for points and shooting at a 27.8 percent.
Freshman Art Bowers led Massachusetts with 10 points. The
Minutemen scored their fewest points since a 63-38 loss to Saint
Joseph's on Jan. 5, 2002.
Cage matched his previous career high with 10 first-half points.
He made back-to-back 3-pointers to help Xavier open a 14-2 lead
less than five minutes into the game.
The Minutemen missed nine of their first 10 shots and their
first six 3-point attempts on their way to shooting 5-for-28 in the
The teams combined for 37 turnovers.