Xavier and St. John’s posted Saturday wins by similar scores while Georgetown took a loss. On Sunday, Marquette plays for a tournament title, Providence finishes its tourney competition and Villanova hosts a local rival.
Xavier, ranked 25th in the AP poll, placed four players in double figures for the third time this season en route to an 87-62 victory over Lipscomb at Cintas Center. Paul Scruggs and freshman Zach Freemantle led with 15 points apiece. Tyrique Jones recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Naji Marshall chipped in 13 points.