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Stainbrook came down hard on his left leg after being fouled taking a shot inside with 8:02 left in the first half. He immediately clutched his left knee and screamed in pain. He was on the floor for a couple of minutes and had to be helped to the locker room.

Isaiah Philmore hit the two free throws in place of Stainbrook, the conference’s No. 2 rebounder, getting the Musketeers to within 16-14.

The Pirates took over in the final eight minutes, outscoring Xavier 16-6 with Teague dominating inside and Oliver hitting from the outside.

Teague started the run with two free throws and Oliver followed with a 3-pointer and two more free throws to push the lead to 23-14.

After Xavier made consecutive baskets, Teague scored inside, Oliver hit a 3-pointer, Teague made a free throw and Oliver made his third 3-pointer of the half for a 32-18 lead.

“They are a tough team no matter what they are in the Big East,” said Philmore, who had 11 points and nine rebounds. “They are very talented. They play very hard and I felt like at the beginning we came out and we weren’t ready to play. We weren’t ready to go against a 2-3 zone and we couldn’t hit shots from the outside or anywhere else.”