Crawford’s 21 lead Xavier past Kent State 77-61

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CINCINNATI (AP)—Jordan Crawford scored 21 points to lead Xavier to a 77-61 win over Kent State on Friday night.

Crawford shot 8 of 13 from the field and made five 3-pointers for the Musketeers (5-2), who extended their home winning streak to 13 games. Terrell Holloway scored 13 points, while Jason Love had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Xavier’s lead was cut to 49-48 with 14:01 left in the second half on a dunk by Kent State’s Brandon Parks. But the Musketeers answered with a 13-3 run, capped by Dante’ Jackson’s 3-pointer to give them a 62-51 lead with 9:09 left to play.

Crawford hit a jumper and followed with a fastbreak layup to put Xavier, which shot 57.4 percent from the floor (27-for-47) for the game, ahead by 12. The Golden Flashes (5-3) shot 36.9 percent from the field (24-for-65).

Justin Greene and McKee each led Kent State with 13 points.

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 Kent St.
Justin Greene Justin Greene
5-11,  13 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Xavier
Jordan Crawford Jordan Crawford
8-13,  21 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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