XU Hoops: Villanova Over Xavier 85-75

Villanova continued to dominate Xavier on the basketball court, beating Xavier 85-75 in Philadelphia. The Wildcats (14-4, 5-0, 16th) have won six straight as Phil Booth scored 22 points. Collin Gillespie has 18 points, and Eric Paschall added 17. The Musketeers were coming off of wins over Georgetown and Butler. XU (11-8, 3-3, 85th) was led Tyrique Jones’ double-double. He scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds. Naji Marshall scored 15 of his own. Villanova has won 10 out of 11 meetings over Xavier since becoming Big East companions. The Muskies’ will return home to play Providence (11-6, 1-3, 78th) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: 700 WLW

Villanova uses three-point shooting to defeat Xavier, 85-75

Phil Booth (5) led Villanova with 22 points in an 85-75 win over Xavier. (Charles Fox)

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