Sophomore Mark Peters had 15 points and four rebounds against USF Wednesday night
Sophomore Mark Peters had 15 points and four rebounds against USF Wednesday night
University of Saint Francis (Ill.)
(RV)Saint Xavier
Men's Basketball - Wed, Feb. 1, 2012

CHICAGO – Behind 53 first-half points, the Saint Xavier University men's basketball team pulled away early for a 90-64 victory over Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) rival University of St. Francis (Ill.) Wednesday night at the Shannon Center in Chicago.  Sophomore guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) had another sensational outing for the Cougars finishing with 23 points and six rebounds.  With the win, SXU improves to 17-6 overall and 3-1 in the conference standings.  The outcome was never in doubt as Saint Xavier was dominate from the onset jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the first three minutes and never trailing en route to the 26-point victory.

Sophomore forward Mark Peters (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) also had a nice game for the Cougars recording 15 points and four rebounds.  In addition, junior point guard Anthony Grant (South Holland, Ill./Prairie State CC/Thornridge) and freshman guard Jack Krieger (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) each scored 10 points off the bench for SXU.  Junior point guard Roosevelt Green (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) posted eight points and a game-best eight assists.  The Fighting Saints were led by freshman guard Chris Miller with 16 points.  As a team, Saint Xavier shot an impressive 57 percent (38-for-67) from the field, including a 59 percent clip (10-for-17) from three-point range.  The Cougars also recorded a season-high 31 assists in Wednesday's victory. 

Saint Xavier (17-6 overall/3-1 CCAC) takes on No. 2 ranked Robert Morris University (Ill.) in conference action on Saturday, February 4.  Originally scheduled as a road game for the Cougars, the game will now be played at the Shannon Center starting at 3 p.m. due to scheduling conflicts with RMU's home arena.