Freshman Brad Karp has a new career-high total of 34 points after Friday
Freshman Brad Karp has a new career-high total of 34 points after Friday
Harris-Stowe State University
Saint Xavier
Men's Basketball - Fri, Nov. 19, 2010

CHICAGO - Freshman forward Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) finished with a career-best 34 points to lead the Saint Xavier University men's basketball team to another big win by a score of 88-74 over Harris-Stowe State University (Mo.) in the first of the two-day SXU Classic at the Shannon Center in Chicago. Karp shot an impressive 13-for-18 from the floor (72.2 percent) and also collected six rebounds to help keep the Cougars perfect on the young season at 6-0 overall. Freshman forward Mark Peters (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) also had a nice outing off the bench for SXU posting 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists on the night.

Also scoring in double figures for Saint Xavier Friday were junior guard Ed Gilgenbach (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac) and senior guard DeVon Chandler (Collinsville, Ill./Collinsville). Each contributed 10 points toward the winning effort. Sophomore point guard Roosevelt Green (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) led the Cougars with seven assists. The SXU offense had little trouble shooting the ball Friday hitting 54 percent (29-for-54) of its shots in the game, including 6-of-14 (43 percent) from beyond the three-point arc. In the opening minutes, Harris-Stowe State was able to build an eight-point advantage. However, midway through the first half, the Cougars rallied and took the lead for the remainder of the game. SXU led, 42-33, at the half and went up by as many as 19 points in second-half action.

Saint Xavier (6-0 overall) wraps up the four-team SXU Classic on Saturday, November 20, with a match-up against East-West University (Ill.). The game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start at the Shannon Center.