Men's Basketball - Wed, Dec. 19, 2007
CHICAGO - Behind a game-high 24 points and six three-pointers from junior guard Amir Resic (Prijedor, Bosnia/East-West/Mather), the Saint Xavier University men's basketball team cruised to a 95-57 victory over Algoma University (Ontario) in the first game of its own Midwest Men's Basketball Tournament Wednesday at the Shannon Center in Chicago. The Cougars (9-3 overall) led 51-19 at the half behind 47 percent (18-for-38) shooting from the field, including eight three-pointers. SXU also helped to force 29 Thunderbird turnovers in the win, which led to 42 of its 95 points in the game.
Another key contributor for Saint Xavier Wednesday was junior guard Scott Campbell (Detroit, Mich./Waubonsee CC) with 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench. Sophomore guard Julian Scott (Country Club Hills, Ill./Hillcrest) finished with 11 points in the victory, while junior forward Adam Gregoriou (Burbank, Ill./Brother Rice) also played well with 10 points and six rebounds. The Cougars shot 50 percent (36-for-72) in the game and recorded 17 steals. SXU also got solid production from its reserves with the bench contributing for 41 of the team's total points.
Saint Xavier (9-3 overall) continues play in the tourney on Thursday, December 20, against the winner of today's Dakota Wesleyan University (S.D.) and Siena Heights University (Mich.) match-up. Thursday's game will be scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.