Xavier's dazzling start to the season continued following Saturday night's rout of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers by a score of 95-64.
Chris Mack's squad so far this season has been stellar this season with tonight being no exception to what the Musketeers have done so far. Surely by now they are making a case for being one of the best teams in the BIG EAST and potentially worthy of moving up in the rankings, but that is left to be seen on Monday.
As for Saturday night's game, the Musketeers got great minutes from nearly everyone tonight, especially Trevon Bluiett and James Farr. Bluiett put up a double-double performance with 21 points and 10 rebounds, all while shooting 6-for-9 from the field and a solid 6-for-7 from the foul line. Farr tonight played on and off the bench, but finished with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and a 4-for-5 mark from the foul line.
Along with Bluiett and Farr, several other Musketeers had great games as Myles Davis posted 16 points and a game-high six assists. Meanwhile, both Edmond Sumner and Jalen Reynolds both reached the 12-point mark on the night.
As a team, the Musketeers shot 57.1 percent from all areas of the floor, 43.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, and 72.7 percent from the foul line. They had control of the boards with 40 rebounds as a team compared to WKU's 32, and also moved the ball around tremendously with 21 assists in total.
The Hilltoppers' leading scorer on the night was Justin Johnson with 15 points. Johnson didn't shoot crisply, going 5-for-14 from the field but was 5-for-6 from the foul line. His efforts on the court were followed up with a 12 point night from Chris Harrison-Docks and a 10 point night from Aaron Crosby.
With Xavier on a roll to start the season and posting 90-plus points over their last two games played, the Musketeers are truly flying high at this point in the season and look to continue their course over their next few games with in-state rival Cincinnati looming this Saturday.