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Xavier wins OT Thriller over No. 22 Bulter to Advance in BIG EAST Tournament

Matt Stainbrook

Matt Stainbrook. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The Xavier Men’s Basketball Team found a surge of energy in the overtime frame to down No. 22 Butler by a final of 67-61 in the Quarterfinal Round of the BIG EAST Tournament.

With five players in double-figure scoring, the Musketeers used a balanced attack to upset the No. 3 seeded Bulldogs.

Leading the way in scoring for Xavier was Myles DavisDee Davis and Matt Stainbrook each scored a team-high 13 points.

Xavier had 13 turnovers to Butler’s 14, but the Musketeers were able to turn the Bulldogs’ mistakes into 23 points, compared to just 11 points off turnovers for BU.

The Musketeers will now move on to face the No. 23  Hoyas in the Semifinal round of the tournament, set to start at 9:30 p.m.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following postgame video:

Featuring Head Coach Chris Mack along with Dee Davis and Matt Stainbrook

For more information on the Xavier Men’s Basketball Team fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.goxavier.com

For more information on the BIG EAST Conference fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.bigeast.com

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