Sophomore Roosevelt Green had 21 points to lead Saint Xavier Tuesday
Sophomore Roosevelt Green had 21 points to lead Saint Xavier Tuesday
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Saint Xavier
Trinity International University (Ill.)
Men's Basketball - Tue, Nov. 16, 2010

CHICAGO - Sophomore point guard Roosevelt Green (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) shot an impressive 7-for-9 from the floor and finished with 21 points, six rebounds and six assists to lead Saint Xavier University to an 85-75 win over Trinity International University (Ill.) in NAIA men's basketball action Tuesday night at the Shannon Center in Chicago. The Cougars (5-0 overall) trailed 33-27 at the half after shooting just 33 percent (10-for-30) from the field in first-half action. However, SXU rallied back after the break and shot an impressive 61 percent (23-for-38) in the second half to pull out the 10-point victory. Freshman forward Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) also had a nice night for the Cougars posting a double-double of 16 points and game-best 12 rebounds.

Also scoring in double figures for Saint Xavier Tuesday was junior forward Phil Riggs (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) with 13 points and junior point guard Ed Gilgenbach (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac) at 12 points. Riggs and Gilgenbach were also tough on the boards with seven and nine rebounds, respectively. Sophomore guard Scott Taloff (Bedford Park, Ill./St. Laurence) had a nice outing off the bench for SXU with nine points and three rebounds. The Trojans were led by senior guard Tyrone Smith, who finished with 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the floor. The Cougars scored the first six points of the second half to quickly tie the game, 33-33. The hot start sparked a big scoring run that saw SXU go ahead by double figures, 51-40, with 12 minutes to play. The Cougars would control the game the rest of the way dropping a stellar 58 points in the second half.

Saint Xavier (5-0 overall) hosts the four-team SXU Classic this weekend and will take on Harris-Stowe State University (Mo.) on Friday, November 19, for its opening game. The game is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start at the Shannon Center.