NEW YORK - Zach Freemantle and Tyrique Jones both matched their career highs in scoring on Wednesday night as the Musketeers dropped a 71-67 contest to No. 10 seed DePaul in the opening round of the BIG EAST Tournament. The Musketeers moved to 19-13 on the year, while the Blue Demons improved to 16-16.
• Xavier jumped out to an early 9-5 lead capped by a Zach Freemantle dunk at the 16:16 mark. The Musketeers went on a 6-4 run to take their largest lead of the half, 15-9, with 12:59 on the clock.