CINCINNATI -- Jordan Crawford had his first career double-double Saturday, scoring 21 points and making all the big plays during a 10-0 run early in the second half that sent Xavier to a 72-61 victory over Rhode Island.
Xavier (13-6, 5-1 Atlantic 10) hadn't led or made a 3-pointer until Crawford -- the conference's leading scorer -- took the game over during a 1:24 stretch. Crawford had three rebounds, passed to Jason Love for a layup, drove for a layup and hit back-to-back 3s during the run.
Crawford finished with 12 rebounds and six assists. Jamel McLean had 16 points and eight rebounds.