Xavier’s defense scored 25 points off 22 turnovers in a 59-56 win against Missouri Valley favorite Missouri State Friday night at Cintas Center. Tyrique Jones led the Musketeers with 15 points and six rebounds. Paul Scruggs, who scored the game’s final basket with five seconds left, finished with 14 points and five assists.
The undefeated Musketeers (4-0), who are ranked 21st in both national polls, travel to the Charleston Classic next week. They will meet Towson in the first round on Thursday. Naji Marshall leads the team in scoring with a 16.5 mark. Jones is second in scoring (14.