Tuesday, January 19, 2016

6 XU double-figure scorers in victory against Tougaloo

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana produced a season-high six double-figure scorers Monday in an 83-75 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory against Tougaloo.
Morris Wright scored 15 points and Seth Jackson 12 to lead the Gold Rush (15-6, 2-2), ranked 14th in NAIA Division I. Jarvis Thibodeaux and Lucas Martin-Julien scored 11 points apiece, and Elex Carter and RJ Daniels scored 10 apiece.
Thibodeaux grabbed 14 rebounds in his first double-double of the season.
Xavier scored the first 15 points and led 35-26 at halftime. The Bulldogs (8-7, 1-3), cut the Gold Rush lead to 76-73 in the final minute, but Xavier clinched with 5-of-6 free throws in the final 48 seconds.
Quintarius Porter had 28 points — he made six 3-pointers — 10 rebounds and four steals for Tougaloo. De'Andre Scott scored 16, and Andravious Smith had 15 points and seven steals.
Xavier outshot Tougaloo 58.3 to 31 percent from the floor and won for the 13th time in 14 home games this season. The Gold Rush outrebounded the Bulldogs 47-24. Carter grabbed eight rebounds for Xavier and blocked four shots.
Xavier's next game will start at 4 p.m. Saturday in Little Rock, Ark., against GCAC opponent Philander Smith. The next Gold Rush home game will start at 7:30 p.m. Monday against eighth-ranked Talladega.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information DirectorXULAgold.com


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