Men's Basketball - Sat, Jan. 30, 2010
CHICAGO - Despite a team-high 21 points by senior guard Marcus Jackson (Hammond, La./Wayne State University/Delta College/Hammond), the Saint Xavier University men's basketball team lost a tough Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) road game to Robert Morris University (Ill.), 91-66, Saturday night at the Gentile Center in Chicago. Midway through the first half, the Eagles used a 12-0 scoring run to pull away for good taking a 14-point lead, 39-25, into the locker room at halftime and leading by as many as 29 points in the second half. In addition to Jackson, freshman point guard Roosevelt Green (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) also had a nice game for the Cougars finishing with 14 points and six rebounds.
Shooting the ball was a problem for SXU throughout the night with the team hitting just 34 percent (24-for-71) of its shots from the field, including only nine of its 35 first-half attempts (26 percent). On the other hand, RMU shot an impressive 61 percent from the floor (35-for-57), including a blistering 83 percent (19-for-23) in the second half. The Eagles were also dominate on the boards out-rebounding the Cougars, 50-32, in the game. SXU made a run early in the second half closing the gap to just 10 points, 48-38, with 15 minutes remaining in the game, but RMU used a 24-5 run over the next six minutes to secure the victory.
Saint Xavier (16-8 overall/4-2 CCAC) continues its Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) schedule on Saturday, February 6, with a home game against rival University of St. Francis (Ill.). The game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. tip-off at the Shannon Center in Chicago.