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Topic - Chris Mack
Get on Interstate 75, drive north for less than an hour, play in an arena that's been a mainstay on the schedule for decades. Seems like Xavier has a built-in advantage for its opening NCAA game.
Xavier was 19 points behind the best offensive team in the Big East. The Musketeers came up with a great effort, making a 20-6 run that got them within five points of Creighton before their rally sputtered.
Either Xavier or Creighton will reach the championship game of the Big East tournament in its first year in the conference.
After his club's 74-52 blowout loss at Georgetown this past Saturday, Xavier head coach Chris Mack struggled internally with the question of how hard he should practice his team prior to their Tuesday night showdown against St. John's. Ultimately, he decided to put the team through some strenuous workouts.
Georgetown (16-11, 7-8 Big East) snapped a two-game losing streak as Markel Starks had 22 points and four assists, guiding an efficient offense. The Hoyas shot 52 percent from the floor, had 14 assists and committed just three turnovers.
Looking for a spark with his team's NCAA Tournament hopes fading, Georgetown coach John Thompson inserted Jabril Trawick into the starting lineup for the first time in more than six weeks on Saturday.
Xavier point guard Dee Davis played well at both ends of the floor on Wednesday night, helping the Musketeers move back into sole possession of third place in the Big East Conference.
Xavier coach Chris Mack needed only one straightforward statistic to explain his team's loss at Marquette.
Xavier coach Chris Mack liked what he saw Tuesday night.
Xavier hits four 3-pointers for a 12-0 lead. Doug McDermott finds his long-range touch and gets started on a 35-point performance. Creighton's formidable offense is rolling in front of 17,589 fans in Omaha.
Even with a bad shoulder, Doug McDermott was as good as ever for Creighton.
The step ladders and scissors are stored conveniently near the court. The overhead confetti blowers are being loaded with shiny blue, silver and white paper strips.
"He knows how to use his body and keep his body under control through contact," Mack said. "He hit a couple of tough floaters that not many kids at this level can do."
"We picked the wrong night to play bad," coach Chris Mack said.