Scores

Final

Xavier 69

(4-1, 0-0 away)

Drexel 65

(1-4, 0-1 home)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

6:00 PM ET, November 23, 2012

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

1 2 T
XAV 26 4369
DREX 27 3865

Top Performers

Xavier: S. Christon 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast

Drexel: F. Massenat 18 Pts, 4 Ast

Xavier 69, Drexel 65

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Semaj Christon scored a season-high 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting, helping Xavier bounce back from a tough loss with a 69-65 victory over Drexel on Friday in the DirecTV Classic consolation bracket.

Christon, a freshman, had 18 points in the Musketeers' first defeat of the season, 70-67 to Pacific on Thursday. He added six assists in this one to lead Xavier (4-1), which also got 13 points from Jeff Robinson and 12 from Justin Martin. Martin's free throw with 9 seconds left made it a two-possession game and effectively sealed the victory.

Damion Lee had 19 points and Frantz Massenat added 18 for the Dragons (1-4), who lost despite shooting 55 percent from the field. Xavier nearly matched that number, hitting 51 percent of its shots.

On Sunday, Xavier will face the winner of late Friday's Rice-Drake matchup, while Drexel will play the loser of that game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
XAV
DREX
Points 69 65
FG Made-Attempted 23-45 (.511) 24-44 (.545)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 8-18 (.444)
FT Made-Attempted 16-18 (.889) 9-12 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 6

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