With 15 minutes remaining in the game, the Xavier Musketeers were tailing by 17 points to the Georgetown Hoyas. You could see the frustration in the faces of players, coaches, and fans.
The Musketeers didn’t panic, though. Semaj Christon began the comeback and started to get his teammates fired up. Xavier fans were hoping that Christon could takeover the game, much like Tu Holloway used to do. But, Christon ended up riding the bench after he collected his fourth foul.
Guys like Matt Stainbrook, Dee Davis, James Farr, Justin Martin, and Isaiah Philmore made up for the absence of Semaj. Before you knew it, the Musketeers were within five. Then within two. Then had the lead after Myles Davis hit a three.
Xavier closed the game with a 16-0 run, and went on to win the game 80-67.
Semaj Christon was the leading scorer for X, he put up 18 points. Dee Davis added 17 points along with seven assists, while Isaiah Philmore put up 14. Matt Stainbrook was Xavier’s leading rebounder, as he collected eight boards.
The Musketeers advance to 14-4, 4-1 in the Big East, while the Hoyas fall to 11-5, 3-2 in the Big East.