XU Hoops: Muskies Continue Skid

Xavier fell to Marquette 87-82 Saturday at the Cintas Center. The Musketeers (11-10, 3-5, 105th) competed with nationally ranked Marquette (18-3, 7-1, 12th). Paul Scruggs and Tyrique Jones each had 21 points for ┬áthe Muskies’. Naji Marshall also added 16 points. The Golden Eagles were led by superstar guard Markus Howard’s 31 points. Joey and Sam Hauser had 21 and 20 points, respectively. The Musketeers are 2-5 in their last seven games. They will look to bounce back at Georgetown (13-7, 3-4, 82nd) Thursday night at 8 PM. TV: CBSSN Radio: 700 WLW.

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Paul Scruggs (1, Blue) had 21 points, but that was not enough for Xavier to win (The Enquirer).