The Big East Tip-Off Marathon has insofar been as good as advertised.
After 20 minutes at the Cintas Center, sixth-ranked Xavier leads ninth-ranked Butler, 45-35.
Here's everything you need to know about the first half.
- Kellen Dunham, who didn't start this game, appears to have broken his cold streak. He made two threes in the first half and has eight points.
- Kelan Martin leads the Bulldogs with nine.
- Jordan Gathers, who started in place of Tyler Lewis, has three fouls. Look to see Lewis more in the second half.
- Roosevelt Jones has continued to do it all for Butler. He has seven points, five assists, and three rebounds.
- Remy Abell has 14 points, one off his season-high of 15.
- The Musketeers are shooting 53% from the field.
- Trevon Bluiett has 11 points on 4-9 shooting.
- James Farr leads Xavier with seven rebounds.