XU Hoops: Marquette over Xavier 70-52

Marquette took care of Xavier handily by 18 points at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The Golden Eagles improved to 12-3 (RTR Power Rk: 30) and the Musketeers fell to 9-7 (100). Xavier’s tough schedule, younger players, and new coaching staff are all taking their toll this season. XU will play in the Cintas Center versus Georgetown (11-4, 84) Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. TV: FS1 Radio: 700 WLW

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Xavier’s Tyrique Jones (0) goes up for a contested shot in a 70-52 loss to Marquette (AP)

Bengals Embarrass Eagles

Thursday night involved a lot of fumbles in a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Philadelphia Eagles. QB Andy Dalton fumbled twice in the first half, and the Bengals were trailing 13-10 at Halftime. But the Bengals put 24 unanswered points on the board in the 2nd half. The Eagles fumbled four times and threw one interception.  Dalton was sacked six times, but in the end, the Bengals scored 31 points off of turnovers to rout Philly. Cincy is now 8-6, and Philly is now 4-10.


Source: Mel Evans/AP

AFC Playoff Picture

Division Leaders W L T DIV CONF
[x] Texans 11 2 0 4-0 9-1
[y] Patriots 10 3 0 5-0 9-1
[y] Broncos 10 3 0 5-0 7-2
Ravens 9 4 0 4-1 8-2
Wildcard W L T DIV CONF
Colts 9 4 0 3-1 6-3
Bengals 8 6 0 1-3 5-5
In The Hunt W L T DIV CONF
Steelers 7 6 0 2-2 4-6
Jets 6 7 0 2-3 4-5