Xavier 91, Charlotte 57
CINCINNATI (AP)—Drew Lavender scored 22 of his 31 points in the first half to put Xavier on the road to a 91-57 victory over Charlotte on Saturday.
Lavender hit 9 of 10 shots from the field, including 7 of 8 3-pointers, and was perfect on six free throws to lead the Musketeers (16-7, 6-3 Atlantic 10). He also had six assists and five rebounds.
Stanley Burrell added 25 points and B.J. Raymond had 12 for Xavier, which shot 64 percent from the field.
E.J. Drayton had 15 points and De’Angelo Alexander 12 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte (9-12, 3-6).
The 49ers led 11-9 after Alexander hit a 3-pointer at the 12:58 mark of the opening half, with Burrell answering at the other end with a 3-pointer to ignite an 8-0 run. Raymond added a dunk and Lavender hit a 3-pointer in the surge.
Lavender led the Musketeers to a 48-28 halftime lead. They were on top by as many as 35 points in the second half.
Xavier was 16 of 26 on 3-pointers, with Charlotte going just 2 for 29 behind the arc.