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Big East Tournament: Xavier vs. Butler Halftime Notes

The Xavier Musketeers and Butler Bulldogs are entrenched in a tight battle in the Big East Quarterfinals.

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-After starting the game on an 8-0 run, the Butler Bulldogs had to combat the relentless onslaught of the pesky Xavier Musketeers.

-The Bulldogs have turned the ball over much more than usual, compiling nine turnovers compared to just six assists alone in the first half.

-Alex Barlow is feeling it.  Knocking down three threes in the first half, the senior guard poured in 11 points.  His partner in crime, Kellen Dunham, is 0-for-3 from three, but has eight points at the break.

-There has been nothing extraordinary about the Musketeers in the first half.  A balanced scoring assault included six different players scoring, while no player had more than three rebounds.

-Xavier leads 30-28.

Statistical Leaders:


Points - Dee Davis - 8

Rebounds - James Farr - 3

Assists - Trevon Bluiett - 2


Points - Alex Barlow - 11

Rebounds - Kameron Woods - 7

Assists - Woods + Andrew Chrasbascz - 2