Duquesne thought pressing No. 10 Xavier would work last night, since its star point guard Drew Lavender was hobbled with a sprained ankle. The Dukes were wrong. The Musketeers got double-doubles by Derrick Brown and C.J. Anderson, and cruised to a 75-48 Atlantic 10 win, reports the Associated Press.
B.J. Ryan helped beat the press by hitting 5 of 6 3-pointers in the first half for a 45-26 halftime lead. Brown, Anderson and Ryan led the way with 13 points each in the balanced attack for Xavier (23-4, 11-1). Brown also had 11 rebounds and Anderson had 10. Stanley Burrell filled in at the point for Lavender and had a career-high 12 assists.