Sophomore Brad Karp had 35 points and 12 rebounds as SXU won its fourth straight Saturday
Sophomore Brad Karp had 35 points and 12 rebounds as SXU won its fourth straight Saturday
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(24) Saint Xavier
Indiana University Northwest
Men's Basketball - Sat, Nov. 19, 2011

CHICAGO – Led by 35 points and 12 rebounds from sophomore guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso), the No. 24 ranked Saint Xavier University men's basketball team pulled away early for a 105-71 win over Indiana University-Northwest (Ind.) in the SXU Classic Saturday afternoon at the Shannon Center in Chicago.  The Cougars (5-3 overall) have now won four straight games and topped the century mark in the last three.  Karp shot an impressive 14-for-20 from the field (70 percent) in Saturday's big win.  SXU jumped out to an early 8-0 lead in the first three minutes of play and never looked back en route to the 34-point victory. 

Sophomore forward Mark Peters (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) also scored in double figures for the Cougars with 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting.  Sophomore guard Munir Smith (Hazel Crest, Ill./Mooseheart) provided a huge lift off the bench for Saint Xavier with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, while junior point guard Anthony Grant (South Holland, Ill./Prairie State CC/Thornridge) chipped in 14 points as well.  SXU shot 57 percent (46-for-81) for the game and dominated on the boards out-rebounding IU-Northwest, 51-27.  Junior forward Baile Barnett led the Red Hawks with 24 points and seven rebounds.

Saint Xavier (5-3 overall) takes on Holy Cross College (Ind.) in non-conference action on Tuesday, November 22.  The home game will tip off at 7 p.m. at the Shannon Center in Chicago.