Sophomore Roosevelt Green finished with game-bests of 19 points and seven assists
Sophomore Roosevelt Green finished with game-bests of 19 points and seven assists
Point Loma Nazarene University
Saint Xavier
Men's Basketball - Sat, Oct. 30, 2010

CHICAGO- Led by game-bests of 19 points and seven assists by sophomore point guard Roosevelt Green (Tinley Park, Ill./Markham), the Saint Xavier University men's basketball team scored 15 points in overtime to pick up a 105-93 victory over Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.) in its season opener Saturday afternoon at the Shannon Center in Chicago. In addition to Green, the Cougars had five other players score in double figures in Saturday's big home victory. SXU also played solid defense in the extra period limiting the Sea Lions to just three points and 0-for-11 shooting from the field.

Senior guard Stan Mayfield (Grayson, Ga./McKendree University/Shiloh) and senior forward Jake Listebarger (Harvard, Ill./McHenry County College/Richmond-Burton) each provided huge lifts off the bench scoring 15 points apiece. Freshman guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) had a solid debut as well scoring 13 points for the Cougars. Also finishing in double figures Saturday for SXU were junior forward Phil Riggs (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) and freshman forward Mark Peters (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) with 12 points apiece. Peters also led the team on the boards with six rebounds. The Cougars shot well from three-point range hitting 10 of their 19 long-range attempts for 53 percent. The Sea Lions were led by junior guard Wil Bush, who finished with 16 points.

Saint Xavier (1-0 overall) continues its season on Tuesday, November 9, with a road game against Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.). The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start in Whiting, Ind.