CINCINNATI -- Center Kenny Frease scored 12 points in his collegiate debut Friday night, and Xavier turned its flock of freshmen loose in a 71-43 victory over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne.
A few minutes into the game, Xavier had three freshmen on the floor, including the 7-foot Frease. It was a preview of what's ahead for the Musketeers (1-0), who have five true freshmen on the roster and eight players who had never before appeared in a Xavier game.They had a good first showing, helping Xavier dominate from the outset. C.J. Anderson, one of five regulars from the Musketeers' 30-win team last season, scored a team-high 15 points.IPFW (0-1) fell behind 37-14 in the first half, when Frease had seven points, six rebounds and a pair of blocks. It was the fewest points Xavier allowed in an opening half since Marietta also was limited to 14 in a 97-49 victory on Nov. 29, 1993.