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Friday, November 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Xavier ends brief skid

Tu Holloway scored 21 points and No. 14 Xavier (9-3) ended a three-game losing streak with an 87-77 victory over Southern Illinois (3-8) on Sunday in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. Before a sparse, morning crowd on Christmas Day, the Musketeers won for the first time since Dec. 10, when they beat Cincinnati in a game cut short in the closing seconds by brawling and mayhem on the court. This was the first three-game losing streak for Xavier under coach Chris Mack and first since the 2007-08 season. Mark Lyons scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Musketeers. Andre Walker and Travis Taylor added 13 apiece for Xavier, which made 36 of 48 free throws.

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