Men's Basketball - Wed, Nov. 21, 2007
CHICAGO - Despite team-highs of 16 points and four steals for senior point guard Alok Aiyar (Hanover Park, Ill./Illinois-Chicago/Bartlett), the Saint Xavier University men's basketball team could not cool down the hot shooting of visiting Huntington University (Ind.) (5-2 overall) falling 96-73 Wednesday at the Shannon Center in Chicago. The Foresters shot 67 percent (36-for-54) from the field, including 64 percent (9-for-14) from beyond the three-point arc, in the victory over the Cougars, who suffer their first loss of the season (5-1 overall).
In addition to Aiyar, sophomore guard Julian Scott (Country Club Hills, Ill./Hillcrest) also played well for SXU finishing with 14 points, five rebounds, and three steals. Senior center Kevin Lowe (Tinley Park, Ill./Eastern Illinois/Andrew) also scored in double figures for the Cougars in Wednesday's loss posting 11 points in addition to his team-best six rebounds. Saint Xavier had trouble finding a rhythm offensively shooting just 36 percent (24-for-66) from the field and combining for just nine assists as a team. The Foresters were able to build a double-digit lead early in the first half and led by 20, 45-25, at the halftime break. In the second half, SXU was able to get to the free throw line for 17 of its 48 points after the break, but the hot shooting continued for Huntington. The Foresters scored 51 points in the second half to maintain their big lead.
Saint Xavier (5-1 overall) takes a week off for the holidays before returning to action on Wednesday, November 28, for a non-conference game against visiting Judson University (Ill.). The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start at the Shannon Center in Chicago.