Following their conference-opening win against Providence, the Xavier Musketeers hit the road and looked to pick up a victory over the Georgetown Hoyas in Washington DC on Saturday afternoon. The Hoyas, on the other hand, looked to get in the win column following their loss to Marquette on Wednesday evening. Georgetown will have to continue to wait, though, as Xavier pulled off an 81-76 victory at the Verizon Center.
Xavier guard Edmond Sumner had a career-best 28 points to go along with a season-high eight rebounds and six assists. He also went 14-17 from the free throw line. JP Macura also had a solid game, recording 23 points.
Surely since Sumner and Macura have been mentioned, you’re curious about Trevon Bluiett. Well... it wasn’t his best day. The junior forward had just one point and was 0-10 from the field. He did, however, grab eight rebounds. It’s significant for Xavier that they’re still able to pick up a relatively tough road win despite a poor performance from their leading scorer.
The Hoyas, on the other hand, were led by their leading scorers Rodney Pryor and LJ Peak, as usual. Peak had 21 while Pryor had 20. As has been the case, Georgetown struggled to find offense from anyone outside of those two. Marcus Derrickson was the third-leading scorer with 12 before fouling out.
After some were down on them heading into conference play, Xavier has answered the call by winning their first two games. They’ll face St. John’s next Saturday before heading to Villanova on January 10.
Georgetown, on the other hand, finds themselves in a bit of a sticky situation after two losses to open Big East play. They’ll head to Providence Wednesday night and host Butler on Saturday.