Despite a cold stretch in the game, the Xavier Musketeers lead the Long Beach State 49ers 28-25 in the final matchup for both teams in the 2014 Wooden Legacy event.
The Musketeers have been getting contributions from multiple players in the first half, but it hasn't come easy. They're shooting a dismal 40.6 percent, going just 13-for-32 on their field goal attempts. Xavier's yet to make a single 3-pointer in the first half, going 0-for-6, which is disappointing for a team that's 45th in the country at the moment in 3-point field goal percentage.
The only "hallmark" for Xavier shooting wise was free throw shooting, but that was on just two attempts. Both by Jalen Reynolds who leads all Musketeer scorers with eight points.
Mike Caffey, Long Beach State's leading scorer, has gotten it going yet again with seven first half points. Tyler Lamb leads the way with nine points of his own. Despite that, the team isn't shooting particularly well either, going 10-for-31 from the field and 2-for-11 from the perimeter.
Xavier is hammering Long Beach State on the glass, leading 28-14 in the rebounding department. They have 20 defensive rebounds to their adversary's 12, and have an 8-2 edge on the offensive side of the glass. The Musketeers would be better served taking care of the basketball in the second half though, as they trail their opponent 10-5 in turnovers.