Chris Mack pushed the right buttons, Trevon Bluiett broke out of his shooting slump, and Xavier rolled over Creighton 92-70 Saturday afternoon at the Cintas Center. Bluiett buried five of his seven 3-point attempts and led all scorers with 24 points. The Musketeers saw a major shakeup to the starting lineup as Naji Marshall replaced Kaiser Gates and Kerem Kanter took Tyrique Jones' spot. Mack said it was meant to reward Marshall and Kanter for the way they've been playing recently.
Even when the outcome is expected, it's jarring to watch a top 10 team get dismantled the way Xavier did Wednesday night in Philadelphia. For the fifth-straight time, Villanova blew Xavier out while playing at home. The Wildcats won 89-65 at the Wells Fargo Center. The Musketeers never led and the game was never in question. Nova went up by as many as 13 in the first half at 22-9.
Mack's men found themselves trailing by as many as 11 in the first half and eight at halftime on the road at Providence Saturday. The hole wasn't necessarily too big, but the opponent was too good for another exciting Xavier comeback. The Musketeers had their deficit down to six multiple times in the final minutes, waiting for the Friars to slip up. They never did. Providence sank its free throws and took care of the basketball on the way to an 81-72 win at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
They absolutely collapsed down the stretch but I'm actually in on this Kentucky team. No one wants to play them on a neutral court right now and they have more upside than any team in the country. Haven't been at full strength yet this year.
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